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The Spurs made a franchise-record 14 three-pointers and limited Zach Randolph to two points.
So it went for Randolph, who entered the game leading the Memphis Grizzlies in scoring this postseason with 19.7 points per game.
Randolph finished with two points, a playoff career low in games where he played at least 10 minutes.
The Spurs limited him to just 11 offensive touches. ESPN Stats & Info video tracking defined those as "touches on the offensive end of the floor," including offensive rebounds.
What's more, only two of Randolph's 11 offensive touches came in a post-up situation. Entering the game the Grizzlies led the NBA in scoring from post-ups this postseason with 221 points (20.1 per game).
The Spurs set a franchise playoff record by hitting 14 three-pointers in the game.
They spread those 14 three-pointers among six different players while the Grizzlies three-pointers were made by only one player: Quincy Pondexter.
Spurs 3-Pt FG in Game 1
And in what must make Gregg Popovich happy, all 14 of the Spurs three-pointers were assisted.
Spotting Pop a lead
Now the Grizzlies are looking at 1-0 deficit against a coach that has won more than 120 playoff games and four championships.
Gregg Popovich is 19-3 all-time in best-of-seven playoff series when his team wins Game 1. His .864 series win percentage after Game 1 wins ranks only behind Phil Jackson and Red Auerbach among head coaches with 15 postseason series worth of experience all-time.
Both Jackson (36-0 series record) and Auerbach (15-0) had perfect series records after winning the opener.