(SAN ANTONIO) — Tony Parker scored 15 points and dished out career playoff-high 18 assists as the San Antonio Spurs outlasted the Memphis Grizzlies in overtime 93-89 in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals.
The Spurs now lead the series 2-0.
For a while it looked like the Spurs were going to run away with the game, but the Grizzlies overcame a 13-point fourth quarter deficit to send the game into overtime.
Spurs forward Tim Duncan scored six of his team high 17 points in the extra time to seal the win for the Spurs.
Still, it was Parker’s ability to set up the offense that was the key to the game.
“He was unbelievable,” Duncan said of Parker. “I know he’s exhausted. We asked a lot of him. He was controlling the ball every time down the floor and he was making every right play there was. “He was finding people, and people knocked down shots for him.”
The Grizzlies will now try for the second time this postseason to rally from down two games in a series. Memphis was down 0-2 to the Clippers before winning four straight.
Game 3 is Saturday in Memphis. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m Eastern.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire