NBA Playoff Recap: San Antonio Completes Sweep of Memphis, 116-95
Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points and the Spurs drubbed the Grizzlies, 116-95, in Game 4 of the teams’ first-round NBA playoff series in Memphis on Sunday. With the win, San Antonio swept the best-of-seven series and advanced to the Western Conference semifinals.
The Spurs dominated the injury-plagued Grizzlies throughout the entire series; Sunday was no different. The only drama came when a power surge knocked out the lights in the FedEx Forum for 20 minutes in the second quarter.
Lance Stephenson led Memphis with 26 points. Zach Randolph and Matt Barnes each added 15. The Grizzlies played the series without center Marc Gasol (broken right foot) and point guard Mike Conley (left Achilles tendinitis).
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for San Antonio.
The Spurs will play the winner of the Oklahoma City-Dallas series in the next round. The Thunder lead the Mavericks, 3-1.
2016 NBA Western Conference Playoffs: First Round
(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (7) Memphis Grizzlies
Sun, April 17: San Antonio 106, Memphis 74
Tue, April 19: San Antonio 94, Memphis 68
Fri, April 22: San Antonio 96, Memphis 87
Sun, April 24: San Antonio 116, Memphis 95
San Antonio wins series, 4-0