SAN ANTONIO (KENS) - San Antonio, the only higher seed that won easily Saturday, goes for a 2-0 lead against Memphis in the other game on Monday's schedule.
Whether it was first-game jitters or evenly matched opponents, it wasn't easy for the favorites Saturday. Third-seeded Toronto was overwhelmed by Giannis Antetokounmpo's 28 points and blown out 97-83 by Milwaukee, while the No. 4 Los Angeles Clippers were edged 97-95 by Utah on Joe Johnson's basket as time expired.
Grizzlies at Spurs, San Antonio leads 1-0. Game 2, 9:30 p.m., TNT.
NEED TO KNOW: The Spurs have won nine straight in the postseason against Memphis, sweeping series in 2013 and 2016.
KEEP AN EYE ON: San Antonio's 3-point shooting. The Spurs led the NBA at 39.1 percent during the regular season and were even more lethal in Game 1, going 10 for 19 (52.6 percent).
INJURY UPDATE: The Grizzlies don't expect defensive stopper Tony Allen (strained right calf) to play in the series. The Spurs' Manu Ginobili played the second half of Game 1 after getting a small cut under his left eye late in the first half.
PRESSURE IS ON: Zach Randolph. The Grizzlies need more than Marc Gasol and Conley to beat San Antonio, but Randolph was only able to deliver six points and three rebounds with 3-of-13 shooting in Game 1. Memphis was outscored by 39 points in the 26 minutes its sixth man played.
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