For the second straight game, Bryn Forbes is still out due to the quad injury. The Spurs guard played for all 63 (62 starts) games before the NBA restart in Orlando.
Derrick White inserted in his place who scored 26 points for the Spurs win. Without Forbes, Pop gives more minutes to Keldon Johnson and surprisingly Quindarry Weatherspoon. These two responded well as Johnson provide toughness and scoring with his 8 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists. Quandary Weatherspoon who played 10 minutes had 4 points, a rebound, and steal with two assists.
Marco Belinelli who played well in the first half after scoring 9 points sprained his ankle and missed the rest of the second half.
Gregg Popovich will distribute those minutes again to Weatherspoon and Johnson and guys like Walker, White, and Murray who also played well.
Spurs and Grizzlies already faced three times which Memphis had an advantage 2-1. This time this a different version of Spurs rotation that is playing without three of their original starting five.