It took six games for the San Antonio Spurs, but as of Thursday night, they have eliminated the Memphis Grizzlies. San Antonio took control of their Game 6 in Memphis late in the contest and made key shots to close things out. The Grizzlies had a flubbed series in the final minute of the match leading to easy free throw points for the visitors. Here's a look at how Kawhi Leonard the San Antonio Spurs won their first round NBA Playoffs series on Thursday evening.

How the Spurs won it

The San Antonio Spurs had a double-digit win in Game 5 and looked to follow it up with another victory in Memphis.

They got just that with a 103-96 victory on Thursday night. Veteran guard Tony Parker finished with 27 points to help lead his team to the win. NBA MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard also continued to show his brilliance, finishing with 29 points on 7-for-17 shooting while also picking up nine rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

The Spurs shot 48 percent from the floor in this game including 7-for-20 from the three-point line. They also dominated the boards, out-rebounding the home team 46-28. LaMarcus Aldridge led the way with his 12 rebounds, while Leonard's nine and David Lee's six also helped. In particular, the 11 combined offensive rebounds from those three helped give the Spurs second chance points when necessary.

Memphis Grizzlies' guard Mike Conley had an opportunity to make it a three-point game with under 30 seconds to play after he was followed attempting a three-point shot. However, Conley, who was 9-for-9 at the line before his third shot of the free throws, missed on the final one. A Spurs' breakaway extended their lead to five points with about 20 seconds to go.

Zach Randolph missed a three from the side area of the arc following a timeout and Memphis was forced to send the Spurs back to the FT line.

Conley led all Grizzlies' players with 26 points on 7-for-18 shooting while also dishing out five assists and pulling down two boards. Marc Gasol added 18 points while also getting six assists and five boards.

Zach Randolph finished with a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds. Randolph also recorded the only blocked shot by any player in the game.

What's up next?

For the Memphis Grizzlies, it was a disappointing loss, but they fought hard to make this a series. From their double-digit home win in Game 3 to their overtime win in Game 4, the team showed serious fight this postseason. They'll likely bring back most of their core roster, and look towards the NBA Draft or offseason moves to bolster the lineup for a deeper run.

The San Antonio Spurs will take on the No. 3 seed Houston Rockets for their next series. Houston closed out the Oklahoma City Thunder earlier this week to move on to the matchup.

San Antonio will host the series as the No. 2 seed. Game 1 of their second-round series begins on Monday, May 1st in San Antonio at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

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