Published: Wed, March 07, 2018

Grizzlies lose heartbreaker in San Antonio — Postgame Report

Grizzlies lose heartbreaker in San Antonio — Postgame Report

Ball keyed the rally by hitting three shots from beyond the arc in the final three minutes.

"Just poise", Thomas said, per ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk. So, that's why the 24-second clock is always a friend to whoever is behind. "Keep competing.' That's the only thing you can control", Pau said.

The Lakers (28-34) shot 54.5 percent (12/22) in the fourth quarter, and drained 5 of 10 three-pointers.

It was another galling loss for the Spurs, who gave up another double-digit lead when victory appeared to be in hand.

Parker led the Silver and Black with 23 points and 4 assists in the victory. He went back to the locker room followed by team trainers, but quickly returned to the bench and played in the second half.

San Antonio is now in the sixth seed spot in the Western Conference and are in danger of falling out of playoff contention if they are not careful, which is why this win on Monday night was so important for the franchise and their season.

Parker scored four straight baskets over a two-minute stretch midway through the fourth quarter that turned a game tied at 85 into a 93-87 San Antonio lead with 4:01 to play. "They say when it rains it pours, and it's pouring hard right now". We fought hard and we scrambled, and we competed.

The last time the Spurs played, they were beaten by the Los Angeles Lakers, 116-112. L.A. took the first meeting between the teams 93-81 on January 11 in Los Angeles. Los Angeles has won three straight games on the road. They have lost seven of their past nine games to move to fifth place, with a record of 36-26. Isaiah Thomas finished with 21 points off the bench and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 18. Pau Gasol (knee, probable) will be asked to lead the offense a little more tonight. Larry Nance Jr. supplied 22 points and 15 rebounds after being inserted into the starting lineup.

Jaylen Brown scored 21 points, and Boston thrived despite the absence of Kyrie Irving to notch a victory over host Chicago.

Parker and the Spurs defense get a lot of credit but Kyle Anderson might have made the play of the year. Lakers coach Luke Walton was assessed a technical foul after having an animated discussion with official Marat Kogut during a timeout with 1:33 remaining in the first half.

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager, the Spurs are 11-point home favorites to beat the Grizzlies.

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