Grizzlies Gritty Play Leads to Game 3 Win
A suddenly tough life for a team that’s made it look so easy. It’s virtually impossible for a series to be tighter than the one that is unfolding so far between Oklahoma City and Memphis. Game 1 was a one-point game with just a few seconds remaining; Game 2 was a two-point game with just over a minute remaining; Saturday’s Game 3 was tied with just over one minute remaining. Although neither team has truly broken open a game as of yet, the Grizzlies prevailed in a tense endgame for the second straight contest and appeared to edge toward control of the series as a whole.
“We just gutted it out,” Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins said. “We defended. We just stayed after it. As we’ve been all year, it hasn’t been pretty, but it was pretty for us because we got the win.”