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Tony Parker scores 20, Spurs beat Grizzlies

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The San Antonio Spurs shot lights out from the field in this one, going 42-79 (53.2%), in a 102-86 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. This is the 9th victory in a row for San Antonio (11-1). The streak began with a 102-94 victory over Denver on November 5th.

Tony Parker put up 20 points on 8-14 shooting. San Antonio also got solid performances from Tiago Splitter with 17 points and 7 rebounds, Manu Ginobili with 15 points and 7 assists, and Kawhi Leonard with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Mike Conley had another strong game for Memphis despite the loss, scoring 28 points on 12-19 shooting, including 2-3 from behind the arc.

Contrary to the yearly numbers, San Antonio dominated the offensive glass in this matchup, finishing with an OR% of 29.7%. They rank 28th in the NBA in OR% this at 20.7%. The defense of Memphis, however, has been tough on the backboards this season, placing second in the league with a DR% of 76.7%. The Spurs combined an eFG% of 57.6% with 41.2% 3-point shooting. They are undefeated (4-0) this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Grizzlies, on the other hand, are winless (0-2) when allowing opponents to hit those marks.

This loss snaps a 4-game winning streak for Memphis, dropping them to 7-6 on the year.

Coming up, the Spurs square off with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are 4-9 on the season. The Grizzlies match up with the Houston Rockets, currently sitting at 9-5 this year.

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