Leonard, Mills lead Spurs by Grizzlies for 3-2 series lead

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26 April, 2017

The Rockets, led by James Harden's 34 points, overcame the Oklahoma City Thunder 105-99 to clinch their first-round series 4-1.

Tuesday night's total is set at 186.5 points. But after a thrilling Game 4, capped by Marc Gasol's heroic game-winner that sent a pregnant Grizzlies fan into labor, the Grizzlies and Spurs are all tied up at 2-2.

The Canberra point guard sent the San Antonio crowd into a frenzy with a stunning final quarter blitz, highlighted by four three-pointers in a game-winning stretch.

Of course, Memphis had an answer in them.

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A late three-point shooting clinic by Patty Mills has fired San Antonio to a home-court win over Memphis in game five of their first-round NBA Playoffs series.

Leonard has performed especially well there in the first two games, too, making 20-of-28 shots from the field (71.4 percent) overall in averaging 34.5 points. Mike Conley started the series off with a disappointing 13-point performance, but he followed that up with back-to-back 24 point games and then a sensational 35-point effort in Game 4.

The Memphis Grizzlies, especially after losing Tony Allen, weren't expected to make this much of a series against their postseason nemesis, the San Antonio Spurs. All quotes gathered firsthand unless otherwise noted.


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