(WMC-TV) - The Grizzlies fell to the Spurs 105-83 in game one of the Western Conference Finals.
The entire first quarter was just a long San Antonio Spurs run, as they jumped out to an early lead and an early advantage on the boards, out-rebounding the Grizzlies early by an eight to one margin.
Tony Parker led the Spurs with a game high 20 points, while Tim Duncan was limited to only six points, although he grabbed 10 rebounds.
The Spurs took a 51-37 lead into half, while Zach Randolph was limited to only two points after missing on his first seven shot attempts.
Quincy Pondexter was the only bright spot for the Grizzlies, as he led the team with 17 points, getting Memphis back into the game. Following a string of Pondexter 3's, Jerryd Bayless brought the Grizzlies within six with a steal and a dunk.
The Spurs hit a franchise playoff best 14 three-balls including four from Matt Bonner and four from Kawhi Leonard.
This was not the first time Memphis has faced San Antonio in the post-season. They met in 2011 for what ended up being a historic moment for the Grizz.
That year, Memphis was an 8th seed, taking on top-seeded San Antonio. They earned their first ever playoff victory, beating the Spurs in game one on the road.
But this is a new series -- and the Grizz will have to wait until game two to make a comeback and even the series.
Thursday, August 28 2014 6:38 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:38:55 GMT
(WMC) - Hardeman County Sheriff's Office is working a plane crash at 125 S. Peavine Road. They believe a crop duster went down. Stay with WMCActionNews5.com for more information. Copyright 2014 WMC ActionMore >>
Hardeman County Sheriff's Office says one person is dead after a crop duster crashed 10 miles outside of Middleton, Tenn. More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:16 AM EDT2014-08-27 11:16:18 GMT
(WMC) - A convenience store cashier's quick thinking thwarted an armed robbery. On August 17 around 6:00 p.m., an armed intruder walked into the Quick And Easy Store on Grove Road in Memphis, Tennessee. SurveillanceMore >>
Surveillance video shows the cashier point his cell phone at the intruder like a gun. The intruder flinched, then started shooting as he ran out of the store. More >>
Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:34:15 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis workers set a record in industrial construction for completing the Sears Crosstown tower in 180 days this week in history. The diligence allowed for one of the largest Sears, Roebuck &More >>
Memphis workers set a record in industrial construction for completing the Sears Crosstown tower in 180 days this week in history. The diligence allowed for one of the largest Sears, Roebuck & Company stores to open on August 27, 1927. More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:40:39 GMT
(WMC) - The lead name in one of America's largest real estate brokers came to the rescue of dozens of Mid-South families. Harold Crye of Crye Lieke Realtors says he has a contract to buy Leahy's MobileMore >>
The lead name in one of America's largest real estate brokers came to the rescue of dozens of Mid-South families.More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:53:34 GMT
(WMC) - Eighteen years ago a 14-year-old girl simply vanished from her bedroom. Her name was Cayce McDaniel, and recent missing persons cases are bringing new hope for those still looking for her A littleMore >>
Eighteen years ago a 14-year-old girl simply vanished from her bedroom. Her name was Cayce McDaniel, and recent missing persons cases are bringing new hope for those still looking for her.
Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:24:34 GMT
(WMC) – Memphis police are investigating the death of a man who was found early Wednesday morning. Officers were called to the 3400 block of Bowen Avenue around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. A 49-year-old manMore >>
A man was killed while reportedly trying to break into a business. He was discovered by a disturbing blood trail, leading from a business' broken window to the man's home. More >>