The NBA paid tribute to Tim Duncan, who turned 40 today, and is still very much going strong.
Happy birthday to future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan! pic.twitter.com/WflSbqnDmp
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) April 25, 2016
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) April 25, 2016
Duncan’s San Antonio Spurs wrapped up a four-game sweep of the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) April 24, 2016
The short-handed Grizz never stood a chance in the first round Playoff matchup.
Per the AP:
Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points as the Spurs routed the Memphis Grizzlies 116-95 on Sunday, sweeping the best-of-seven first-round series.[…] “It wasn’t a fair fight,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said of playing a team that set an NBA record with 28 Grizzlies playing this season. “Whoever was available came out and played, and they executed to the best of their ability. They played with a lot of heart and a lot of fortitude.”
The Spurs finished off their ninth sweep of a postseason series in franchise history, their third against the Grizzlies. San Antonio also swept Memphis in the 2004 first round and the 2013 Western Conference finals.
Lance Stephenson scored 26 points off the bench for the Grizzlies. Zach Randolph and Matt Barnes each had 15 points and Vince Carter 14. […] This is the third time in the past six postseasons the Grizzlies have been ousted in the first round but the first in that stretch in which they didn’t at least push the series to a Game 7. Fans saluted the Grizzlies, holding up towels that read “ALL HEART” as the game ended, and Memphis coach Dave Joerger was very emotional when he talked to reporters.