The Grizzlies had arguably the best 3-point defense in the NBA this season, giving up the third-fewest makes on the second-worst percentage.

It made no difference to the Spurs, who shredded them for 14 makes from beyond the arc — more than the Grizzlies had given up in more than two years — to earn a crushing victory in the opener of the Western Conference finals.

The Spurs pounced on Memphis from the start and never let up. The Grizzlies did cut what had been a 20-point lead down to six midway through the third quarter. But the Spurs immediately responded with a 10-1 run, and the rout was on not long after.

Tony Parker keyed a fluid offensive performance by the Spurs with 20 points and nine assists. Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green and Matt Bonner had four 3s apiece. Gary Neal joined them in double-figures with 11.

Memphis was unable to establish the interior dominance that marked their 2011 upset of the Spurs. Marc Gasol needed 16 shots to score 15 points, and Zach Randolph failed to score until the game was out of reach. He finished with just two points on 1-for-8 shooting.