SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker and Tim Duncan each scored 24 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat Memphis 111-87 on Sunday night, handing the Grizzlies their fifth straight loss.
Duncan also grabbed 17 rebounds and Parker had nine assists. Michael Finley scored 22 points, including five 3-pointers, for the Spurs.
Pau Gasol led the Grizzlies with 19 points and Rudy Gay, whose buzzer-beating 3-pointer earlier this month gave Memphis its only win over the Spurs this season, added 16.
The Spurs secured a 3-1 series advantage over the Grizzlies; the teams will not meet again during the regular season.
The Grizzlies have now lost eight of their last 10 games.
Rookie guard Mike Conley reappeared for the Grizzlies after sitting out 20 games with the injured right shoulder he got in November. Conley logged 20 minutes and scored six points.
Darko Milicic scored 11 points for Memphis and Juan Carlos Navarro contributed 10.
Matt Bonner added 18 points for the Spurs.
The Grizzlies jumped out to a 10-point lead after the first quarter as they hit 75 percent from the field and outrebounded the sluggish Spurs. They led by as many as 12 early before the Spurs started chipping away at the margin in the second quarter with the help of 11 points from Bonner.
After drawing within four points with 3:10 left in the half, the Spurs began a 26-4 run that straddled the second and third quarters and gave them the lead for good. Bonner hit the go-ahead basket for San Antonio, a 3-pointer with 15.5 seconds on the clock in the half that gave the Spurs a 48-46 advantage.
Finley’s fourth 3 of the evening capped the Spurs’ burst, making it 62-48 with 7:38 in the third. The Grizzlies were able to keep pace late in the quarter by trading baskets with San Antonio, but with the Spurs alternately up by either 20 or 22, it didn’t make much of a difference.
The Spurs took an 86-64 lead into the final 12 minutes after outscoring Memphis 38-18 in the third.