TrueHoop TV: Spurs take a 2-0 lead


After (barely) winning last night‘s Game 2 against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Spurs hit the road with a 2-0 series lead. Does that mean this one is a wrap and it’s smooth sailing from here? Graydon joins Ethan Sherwood Strauss and Henry Abbott on TrueHoop TV on Wednesday to discuss.

  • TheRealDirtyP1

    Idk Andrew, I’d say they bearly won it, if you know what I mean.

  • David Salazar

    i say if Duncan played longer than 8 and a half minutes there would not have been an overtime.

  • Jwalt7

    If Bonner or Leonard hit just one of their wide open threes they had, the game would have been over earlier. Tony also missed an open three. Maybe all of them were tired but just one three would have put the game away.

  • DorieStreet

    Pop is going to have to manage some of the players minutes these next two games. 40 minutes for Parker and Kawhi–that can’t continue each time. Rest them enough so they will have the energy to make a play down the stretch (if needed). Can the Spurs risk putting Blair or even McGrady on the floor for a few minutes in each half?


    Thought the same. Maybe not so much Blair but McGrady has shown to still have somewhat a defensive game the limited time he’s played. And we all know getting into a decent offensive rhythm requires more time on the court.


    Agree with Graydon on every point he made.

    No worries about this series if all said comes to fruition.

  • neverthehero

    Up 18, it’s really not a stretch of the imagination that one might just put in garbage time people for about 4-5 minutes to give that extra rest to the starters, either A) they actually extend the lead by hitting crazy 3’s or just by energy alone or B) they let the lead get down to 8 or 9 and by that time the starters can come back in. If anyone is gassed by the 4th quarter in which you once held an 18 point lead, I kinda blame the coach.

  • junierizzle

    I just don’t see how the Grizz can outscore the Spurs. Yes, they play good D but this isn’t Football. They aren’t going to hold the SPurs to 7 points and win 13 to 7.

  • idahospur

    I was thinking the same thing concerning the Spurs playing 6 of 8 good quarters of basketball. Right now its time to keep putting tough defense on Gasol and Randolph and seeing if Memphis makes adjustments. Even if they go strong on their shooters, I really don’t think its a sustainable strategy. It may get them one win, maybe two, but they cannot rely on getting 4 wins because of the shooting of Pondexter and Prince.

    Play Memphis the same way for Game 3 (hopefully keeping Duncan out of foul trouble). Find time for resting Parker, Leonard, and Green more throughout the game. If Memphis wins one game decisively or wins two, then we should take strategy more.

  • John T.

    Did anyone else watch Ian Mahinmi’s foul on Lebron in the 4th quarter? I am curious as to what the difference is in the two plays that warrant two different calls. I hope the Spurs send this video to the league for appeal, but that might lead to another fine from Stern…j/k.

  • John T.

    Sorry, I was referring to the difference between Manu’s foul on Allen and Mahinmi’s foul on Lebron.

  • senorglory

    A coyote, duh.