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NBA Twitter was fast to leap all over the San Antonio Spurs for a sluggish start against the Memphis Grizzlies in the play-in competition.
The Western Conference slate of play-in tournament games is happening Wednesday, and it appears the San Antonio Spurs forgot to appear.
disagree with the grizzlies shooting 100 percent from the field smh.
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) May 19, 2021.
Spurs doing a persuading Hornets impression, so far.
— Caitlin Cooper (@C2_Cooper) May 19, 2021.
Spurs got a pick-6 by Murray on first play … and 4 points in the next six minutes. Not even getting excellent looks. Or any looks.
— John Hollinger (@johnhollinger) May 19, 2021.
NBA Twitter all over Spurs for slow start versus Grizzlies.
Being down 31-11 early is not exactly a fantastic start. DeMar DeRozan went scoreless in the quarter, while Rudy Gay scored 7 indicate keep the Spurs afloat.
Spurs got a pick-6 by Murray on very first play … and 4 points in the next 6 minutes. Not even getting great looks. Or any looks.
Fans were still expecting more as DeRozan and Gay head for complimentary agency. It might just be the case that the Grizzlies are better, as the standings show, however at least San Antonio woke up after the disastrous start.
The NBA play-in competition has actually lacked drama up until now. The Charlotte Hornets were a dud Tuesday and the Washington Wizards lost by 18 indicate the Boston Celtics, though that was a much more pleasurable game thanks to Jayson Tatums 50-point performance.
The NBA will now need to hope the Spurs either launch a comeback or the Los Angels Lakers and Golden State Warriors placed on a show.
The excellent news for San Antonio is that there is still plenty of time to get back in the video game, and they really used an 17-0 go to pull within two points in the second quarter. Early on, they were looking like a No. 10 seed against a Grizzlies team that almost qualified for the No. 8 seed, and NBA Twitter let them have it.
This Spurs group is not a title contender. However fans were still anticipating more as DeRozan and Gay head for totally free company. It may simply be the case that the Grizzlies are much better, as the standings indicate, however at least San Antonio got up after the disastrous start.
Spurs are lucky as hell TNT isnt relaying this video game Barkley would be eliminating them.
— RD (@NorthsidePace) May 20, 2021.
The Spurs actually came out and stated “yall thought Charlottes performance was bad? See this”.
— play-in clinched (33-39) (@DynastySpurs) May 20, 2021.
Are the San Antonio Spurs deadass right now.
— Ahmed/ J Cole dropped a good album (@big_business_) May 20, 2021.
The team was down 20 points early in the very first quarter to the Memphis Grizzlies and completed the duration trailing 38-19. NBA Twitter was quick to call out Gregg Popovichs lot for the dreadful start.