The San Antonio Spurs head back to Memphis to close out the first round series against the Memphis Grizzlies. Here’s how to watch online.
The Spurs lead the best-of-seven series 3-2 and report back to FedExForum to fend off a resilient Grizzlies team hoping for a Game 7. In Game 5, the Spurs controlled the tempo with excellent guard play from Patty Mills and Tony Parker. Mills went 5-for-7 from 3 and Parker got back to his Game 1 form adding 16 points on 50 percent shooting from beyond the arc, hitting 2-of-4.
Memphis struggled on the offensive end and with San Antonio’s small lineup that featured David Lee getting the start. Lee held off Marc Gasol and Zack Randolph alongside LaMarcus Aldridge to lead San Antonio to an improved presence on the boards. Memphis may be known for defense, but in Game 5 allowed a series-high six Spurs into double figures. The defense will need to kickstart the offense to win a tough Game 6.
Lineups on Thursday for San Antonio should be Tony Parker at point guard, Danny Green staying at shooting guard, Kawhi Leonard at small forward, David Lee at power forward, and LaMarcus Aldridge at center. For Memphis, expect Mike Conley at point guard, Vince Carter at shooting guard, James Ennis III or Troy Daniels at small forward, Zack Randolph at power forward, and Marc Gasol down low at center.