BY Danica Bellini, Mstars Reporter , Mstarz reporter | May 21, 2013 08:46 PM EDT
The Memphis Grizzlies vs. the San Antonio Spurs battle it out on the court at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX on Tuesday, May 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Read on to see where fans can watch and listen to a live stream of the 2013 round three playoff game online and catch up-to-date feeds and coverage on highlight plays and scores.
The Grizzlies ended the 2012-2013 NBA regular season as the no 5 team in the Western Conference of the Division Regular Season with 56 wins and 27 losses. Memphis currently ranks the overall no 2 team in the playoffs (out of five teams). According to Bleacher Report sports columnist Josh Martin:
"Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder put up a good fight in the second round, but there was no way they were sneaking past the Memphis Grizzlies without Russell Westbrook. The Grizzlies ground Durant down to a pulp over the course of the five-game series, to the point where KD couldn't even hit shots when he was open. The fates have smiled upon this Memphis squad so far, what with the relative health of its roster and the matchups it's enjoyed. Even more promising, the Grizz gashed the Spurs in six games during their first-round tilt two years ago without Rudy Gay. And that was back before Marc Gasol had established himself as (arguably) the best center in basketball and prior to Mike Conley's coming-out party. For now, all signs point to the Grizzlies doing something they'd hardly dared to dream about during their dark days in Vancouver: playing in the NBA Finals."
The Spurs ranked no 3 in the Western Conference and currently hold the no 4 overall spot in the 2012-2013 NBA post-season with 58 wins and 24 losses. As Martin points out:
"The San Antonio Spurs would appear to have righted the ship since their subpar start to their series against the Golden State Warriors. San Antonio put on a pick-and-roll clinic in Game 5 to re-ignite its stagnant offense on the way to a 109-91 win. The Spurs then ground the Warriors to a pulp in front of a raucous crowd in Oakland to close out Golden State in Game 6, 94-82. But as Grantland's Zach Lowe recently pointed out, the Spurs of the 2013 playoffs (not including their first-round romp over the D-League Los Angeles Lakers) are a far cry from the team that had its way with opposing defenses during the regular season. They've settled for low-value mid-range shots at an alarming rate against a Dubs defense that, while plucky, is rather limited and quite often undisciplined. That's even more the case with Andrew Bogut's effectiveness waxing and waning from night to night. The Spurs figure to have a much tougher time making hay against a Memphis Grizzlies defense that ranked among the most stout in the NBA this season. Moreover, Memphis is intimately familiar with San Antonio's system from the team's playoff tilt two years ago. Then again, slowing down Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili when they're on is about as tough a task as there is in the NBA this side of checking the Miami Heat."
The Warriors and Spurs are currently tied-up in the series 2-2 heading into Game 5.
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