Fourth Quarter: Spurs 108, Grizzlies 88
For the second straight quarter, the Grizzlies displayed no intention in waving the white flag early, beginning the frame on an 14-2 run to cut into the Spurs' lead. The score was 90-80 with 7:11 left.
Dillon Brooks was the Grizzly primarily causing stress for the Silver and Black, starting the quarter 4-5 from the field for 10 points.
But the lead built and maintained by the Spurs proved to be too big to overcome. Derrick White led a balanced offensive attack for San Antonio with his 19 points as the Spurs defeated the Grizzlies 108-88. They move to 23-17 on the season with the victory.
Third Quarter: Spurs 88, Grizzlies 66
The momentum swung back in the way of Memphis coming out of the locker room, as the Grizzlies cut into the lead, 75-59 with 6:18 to go in the third.
But San Antonio snatched the reins back in the final minutes of the frame, using a 13-5 run over the final five minutes to reclaim their large lead. Jakob Poeltl was key to the scoring spurt, scoring six of those 15 points, including two authoritative dunks.
Second Quarter: Spurs 64, Grizzlies 44
San Antonio began the second frame on a dominant 22-12 run that saw Patty Mills score nine points and DeRozan contributing five after a slow first 12 minutes of action.
By halftime, the Silver and Black crossed the 60-point threshold in just two quarters of play while opening up a 20-point lead over the Grizzlies.
At halftime, three Spurs (Mills, Aldridge and White) have already reached double-digits in points.
First Quarter: Spurs 27, Grizzlies 25
Memphis began Saturday night's game with hot hands, notching the contest's first five points for an early lead. At the first San Antonio timeout, the score was 9-3 in the opponent's favor.
After the score became 15-10 in favor of the visitors, nearly two full minutes passed without either team sinking a bucket. LaMarcus Aldridge ended it with a two-pointer of his own to bring the Spurs within three with 4:45 left in the matchup.
San Antonio showed it didn't want to end the first frame in a hole. With 2:19 left in the game, Bryn Forbes tied the affair up at 19-all by sinking two free throws. Marco Belinelli gave the Silver and Black their first lead soon after, 24-22.
At quarter's end, the Spurs lead 27-25 for an early lead, albeit a slim one.
Derrick White has an early nine points for San Antonio.
Consistency has been the key to the Spurs resurgence over the last month, and on consistency the focus shall remain when the Silver and Black take on the Memphis Grizzlies in a Saturday night home showdown.
After fans were able to get closure, and San Antonio another win, on Thursday night against visiting Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors, DeRozan and Co. will be looking to continue ascending up the Western Conference standings. Going into the matchup, they occupy the sixth spot with a 22-17 record.
Memphis, meanwhile, is trending in the opposite direction, having only won two of its last 10 games. They sit in 11th place in the standings.
Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. Follow along here for analysis and quarter-by-quarter updates.