When the game is over and your team's players and coach are saying things like the other team is smart, they stick to their system and they hit some tough shots, well, that sounds like a loss.
And it was: San Antonio 102, Memphis 86. The Spurs won both halves, going into the locker room at halftime with a 14-point lead that grew by two points by game's end.
Despite those point gaps, the Grizzlies were not pushovers. Absorbing the loss of center Marc Gasol, who left with a strained left knee in the second quarter, Memphis battled back to tie the game in the second half.