In the face! Tim Duncan kick-ball catches Marc Gasol in the mush during Game 3 (Video)

Well, this is one way to defend the Memphis Grizzlies' vaunted high-low game:

Sound strategy, Tim Duncan. Bad luck, Marc Gasol. Grab some ice.

Luckily, Gasol bounced right back and got back into the fray. Unluckily — for us, at least — this was probably the most exciting moment of Game 3 through the first three quarters.

For our sake, we're hoping for a more thrilling final frame; for Gasol's sake, we're hoping said thrills don't come in a similar fashion that could eventually require a nose job.

Video via NBAshowtimeHD.