Spurs rip Grizzlies 101-94 behind Leonard, Parker
Kawhi Leonard had 14 points, Tony Parker added 13 points and nine assists, and the San Antonio Spurs got off to a strong start five months after last season's disappointing loss in the NBA Finals, beating the Memphis Grizzlies 101-94 Wednesday night.
The Spurs set a franchise record while outscoring the Grizzlies 30-7 in the second quarter.
Boris Diaw had 14 points and Manu Ginobili and Patty Mills each had 12 points. Tiago Splitter had 11 points and eight rebounds for San Antonio.
Tim Duncan left the game with a chest contusion after taking an inadvertent elbow with 10:50 left in the third quarter. Duncan did not return after retreating to the locker room. He had three points and six rebounds in 17 minutes. His status for Friday's game at the Los Angeles Lakers was unknown.
Tony Allen had 15 points and Marc Gasol and Mike Conley had 14 each for Memphis.