In many one-versus-eight matchups, fans can typically expect the one seed to control the first game at home. After watching the Pacers give the Bulls all they could handle yesterday, fans and analysts were excited to see the Grizzlies play the injured Spurs.
The main storyline from this game was the absence of Manu Ginobili. With a recently hyper-extended elbow, San Antonio decided to sit its reliable shooting guard.
Here are the key players, matchups, stats and overall analysis that allowed Memphis to win its first-ever playoff game in San Antonio.