Let’s just keep it real for a second, guaranteed more than a few members of the Spurs were kind of salty when rookie Gary Neal hit this off-balanced 3-pointer as time expired in regulation, saving his squad from first-round embarrassment.
At least for one more game. Although the Spurs bench may have gotten some new life following Neal’s shot, it was easy to see that some of the players had already mentally checked out and were ready to chunk the deuces.
But much like some pimping, the Spurs AIN’T DEAD.
With the series headed back to Memphis, and the Grizzlies maintaining a 3-2 lead, the road for the Spurs is tough as they try to avoid becoming just the second #1 seed in League history to trick off a 7-game series in the first round.