They held the Spurs to 90.5 points and 43 percent shooting in their four meetings this season.
The Grizzlies and Spurs squared off in Southwest Division games on February 6, March 18 and 23 and April 4 during the regular season, with each team winning twice. "If we're going to do anything in the playoffs, it's going to be as a team on both ends of the floor".
Here's how to watch the opening-round series between the Grizzlies and Spurs (all times Eastern; *-if necessary). As a reward, they'll face an experienced Memphis Grizzlies team ready for an upset.
In last five games, Grizzlies have suffered four losses. That will be a major blow for the team's hopes upsetting San Antonio in the first round. The Spurs have kept rolling along after Tim Duncan's retirement, getting an MVP-caliber season from Kawhi Leonard and another masterful coaching job from Gregg Popovich to win 61 games.
The 35-year-old vet began rehab immediately and will be continually evaluated, with the Grizzlies providing updates as soon as available. He finished the year averaging 9.1 points per game, right in line with or better than most of his career.
The Grizzlies didn't go into specifics after Allen was hurt Wednesday.