We learned one thing in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals: The San Antonio Spurs can show up for just three quarters and still win playoff games.
The Grizzlies blew an 18-point lead, and squandered the best chance they had at beating the Spurs, as San Antonio dominated them in overtime, en route to a 104-93 Game 3 win.
The Spurs are just one game away from the 2013 NBA Finals, and they have Tim Duncan and his solid overtime performance to thank for that.
It's hard to lose in overtime when you make your first five shots, and the Spurs did just that—outscoring the Grizzlies 18-7 in the extra five minutes.
Duncan grabbed another playoff double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds, and while Tony Parker committed an awful seven turnovers, he made up for it with 26 points on 11-of-22 shooting from the field.
After Memphis outscored the Spurs 29-13 in the first quarter—with Gregg Popovich benching his starters—they ended the night shooting under 40 percent from the floor and from beyond the arc.
Rebounding from such a tough loss will be very difficult for the Grizzlies, especially against a Spurs team that came back from 18 points down in one of the most difficult places to play in the entire NBA.