The 2013 NBA playoffs resumed on Monday, May 27, as the Memphis Grizzlies hosted the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of their Western Conference Finals series. With the Spurs leading 3-0, the Grizzlies needed to win to stay alive.
Could they do it?
Quincy Pondexter did all he could to send this one to Game 5, scoring 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field and 3-of-6 from beyond the arc. Marc Gasol added 14 points, five rebounds, five assists and three blocks, while Zach Randolph tallied 13 points and eight rebounds.
With Mike Conley setting the pace, the Grizzlies won the turnovers and rebounding battles.
On the opposite end, it was yet another dazzling performance by Tony Parker, as he dropped 37 points on 15-of-21 shooting from the floor. I'll repeat that, 37 points on 15-of-21 shooting from the floor—Parker also dropped six assists and four rebounds.
Tim Duncan added 15 points and eight rebounds, while Kawhi Leonard tallied 11 points, six rebounds and five steals.
The question is, were Parker's heroics enough to push the Spurs into the NBA Finals for the fifth time since 1999? Or were the Grizzlies able to extend the series and breathe new life into their postseason dreams?
Check the video provided above to find out.