Memphis and San Antonio have fought to consecutive overtimes in the Western Conference finals and Tim Duncan has been the difference in both of them. He dominated the extra period in Game 3 to give the Spurs a 3-0 lead in the series, scoring seven points, including the first five, to put the Spurs out of reach, 104-93. The win all but eliminates the Grizzlies as Greg Poppovich has never lost a series when taking a 3-0 lead. In fact, he's never gone further than five games.
Memphis is just a bucket here are there away from a 2-1 lead, but they don't have Tim Duncan and will soon find themselves preparing for next season.
I shudder to think what kind of a player Tim Duncan will be when he peaks at 57.— edsbs (@edsbs) May 26, 2013
Tim Duncan turns into a 25 year old in overtime. Fountain of youth.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) May 26, 2013
The Spurs have outscored the Grizzlies 11-3 in overtime and lead 97-89 with 2:19 left in OT.— Dime Update (@DimeUpdate) May 26, 2013
Oh, Tim Duncan's taking over in overtime. I didn't know a rerun was scheduled.— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) May 26, 2013
Spurs made first five shots in OT, 8 of 10 overall. That's execution.— Dan McCarney (@danmccarneysaen) May 26, 2013
Spurs: scored 18 points in overtime to win.Remember, they scored only 13 points in the entire first quarter of this game.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 26, 2013
The Spurs are really, really good. 104-93 OT win over Memphis in Game 3, take commanding 3-0 series lead. Duncan: 24-10-5 in 44 minutes.— Ball Don't Lie (@YahooBDL) May 26, 2013
Surprised Warriors were a tougher foe for Spurs— Marcus Thompson (@gswscribe) May 26, 2013
This just in: the Spurs will crush you in OT.— SportsNation (@SportsNation) May 26, 2013
ICYMI: Spurs win in OT to take 3-0 series lead on Grizzlies.— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) May 26, 2013