San Antonio Spurs 114 Utah Jazz 83
So much for the demise of the Spurs as they routed the Jazz last night for a 2-0 edge. A game that saw the Spurs put together a 20-0 run to really open it up. This was the second worst loss for the Jazz in their playoff history. The Spurs probably could have surpassed the beat down the Bulls gave the Jazz back in 1998, but most of their starters were pulled and they actually got outscored in the fourth quarter. But it didn’t mean anything, and the Spurs now look to take game three and keep control of this series.
Memphis Grizzlies 105 Los Angeles Clippers 98
The Grizzlies didn’t blow a 27 point lead in this one, but had to fight to get back into the game. OJ Mayo scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to help spark the Grizzlies. This series is tied up 1-1 in the best of 7. They played a much more physical style and used different players to defend Clippers’ point guard Chris Paul to keep him in check. Six players reached double figures in scoring to help the Grizzlies cause, and now the series shifts to Los Angeles. Who knows what might happen in that game with these first two going back and forth?