--Memphis won its 41st game, eclipsing last season's win total (40-42) and guaranteeing at least a .500 record for the first time since 2005-06.
"Forty-one wins wasn't our goal at the start of the season, and it still isn't our goal," Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins said. "It's a milestone to finish .500, and it's good for our organization and fans. But we still have a lot of work to do."
--The Grizzlies improved to 10-6 against the top four seeds (Spurs, Lakers, Mavs, Thunder) in the Western Conference.
"This game (beating the Spurs) means a lot," Grizzlies guard Mike Conley said. "They understand just like we do that we could match up against them in the first round of the playoffs. For us to come back and make some big plays and big stops to, that says a lot. They are a very good team, even with Tim Duncan (sprained ankle) not playing."
--Memphis started this season 2-4 at home, but is now 26-10 in the FedExForum after winning 24 of its 30 games next to Beale Street. In fact, the Grizzlies are 20-0 this season at home when they lead at home.
"We wanted to come home and take care of home," Grizzlies guard Tony Allen said. "We have five more home games (Warriors, Timberwolves, Clippers, Kings, Hornets) and we just want to finish our strong at home."
QUOTE TO NOTE
"That was playoff basketball. Guys get a little riled up, the lead gets shaky and our bench comes in and helps our keep our poise." -- Guard Tony Allen, on Sunday's win.
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