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West 2nd Round: (4) Oklahoma City Thunder vs (8) Memphis Grizzlies


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#41 pointguard11

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Posted May 01, 2011 - 12:24 PM

I was picking Memphis in 7 but I think they win in 6. End of the game situations who do you want to have the ball Westbrook or Conley? Conley just a better pointguard while Westbrook more of a two guard.

OKC bigs would much rather play the Laker bigs because Randolph and M. Gasol have greater range and extend Perkins and Ibaka out of the paint. Bad matchup for the Thunder.
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Posted May 01, 2011 - 12:31 PM

Memphis is ballin'.

Always appreciated Z-bo's game.

I remember you criticising Gasol for being outplayed by zach. Like zach was a scrub. When we lost to Memphis. You acted like we lost to the timberwolves.
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Posted May 01, 2011 - 12:38 PM

memphis is gonna be formidable. two solid perimeter defenders and zbo and gasol on the inside

imagine if they had rudy



I actually beleive they play better without Rudy...
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Posted May 01, 2011 - 01:24 PM

Is there any way to petition the League to reverse the Pau Gasol trade? Marc might be better. 20/13/4/3 with zero turnovers, on 9-11 shooting. And only 26 years old. If he plays in Memphis for another half-dozen years or so, Pau is going to retire as the 2nd-best Gasol to ever play for the Grizz!

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Posted May 01, 2011 - 01:30 PM

I remember you criticising Gasol for being outplayed by zach. Like zach was a scrub. When we lost to Memphis. You acted like we lost to the timberwolves.


I criticize Gasol for being soft...just like everyone else does.

Edited by Windu, May 01, 2011 - 01:30 PM.

Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted May 01, 2011 - 02:59 PM

I looked at how the Lakers matched up with the Grizzlies in the regular season, and they actually defended Z-Bo really well.

http://espn.go.com/n...7/zach-randolph

14 PPG at only 34%. I wonder how the Lakers defended him. If Pau keeps playing the way he's been playing , I would expect Z-Bo to dominate though.

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Posted May 01, 2011 - 03:11 PM

I looked at how the Lakers matched up with the Grizzlies in the regular season, and they actually defended Z-Bo really well.

http://espn.go.com/n...7/zach-randolph

14 PPG at only 34%. I wonder how the Lakers defended him. If Pau keeps playing the way he's been playing , I would expect Z-Bo to dominate though.

Lakers throw both LO and Pau on him even Bynum at times and their length affects his shot. He is playing out of his mind right now so I expect those numbers to go up. Much rather play the grizzlies than the thunder though.

Edited by pointguard11, May 01, 2011 - 03:12 PM.

"The way Steve is as a teammate, the way he sets the tone, the way the team kind of takes on his persona. As a coach, that's the best thing in the world. It's easy to coach. He's taking care of the chemistry. You just coach."

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Posted May 01, 2011 - 03:28 PM

If those don't work, maybe Artest isn't a bad option. They weigh the same and Artest is only 2 inches shorter.

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Posted May 07, 2011 - 03:52 PM

grizz came back :blink: memphis up 2-1

Edited by jse7en, May 07, 2011 - 04:16 PM.


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Posted May 09, 2011 - 06:32 PM

Man, gotta admit it...I'm damn jealous we didn't have this Gasol brother for our playoffs this year.

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Posted May 09, 2011 - 08:09 PM

Man, gotta admit it...I'm damn jealous we didn't have this Gasol brother for our playoffs this year.

Don't be. If we didn't get Pau the lakers would have 2 less titles.

I hear you though. Pau's brother Marc is playing great and is tough. He is a traditional center though and is built differently than Pau.

This Memphis Okc series is a series everyone should be watching. There is so much going on and is great to watch
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Posted May 09, 2011 - 08:49 PM

Lol that shot by Conley is why I watch other series other than the lakers. Awesome
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Posted May 09, 2011 - 08:51 PM

The Grizzlies had NOTHING. Conley throws up a prayer and it's answered. Unbelievable.

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Posted May 09, 2011 - 08:57 PM

This grizzlies team is the most well coached team in the NBA. Their defense is executed almost perfectly and their rotations are crisp. Their offense is the same thing
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Posted May 09, 2011 - 09:00 PM

The Grizzlies had NOTHING. Conley throws up a prayer and it's answered. Unbelievable.

Conley is a 37% shooter from the three. I wouldn't call it a prayer. He had a clean look at the basket too.

Edited by pointguard11, May 09, 2011 - 09:00 PM.

"The way Steve is as a teammate, the way he sets the tone, the way the team kind of takes on his persona. As a coach, that's the best thing in the world. It's easy to coach. He's taking care of the chemistry. You just coach."

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Posted May 09, 2011 - 09:17 PM

Vasquez was cluuuutch. What a prayer.

#57 Azazello

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Posted May 09, 2011 - 09:17 PM

Conley is a 37% shooter from the three. I wouldn't call it a prayer. He had a clean look at the basket too.


Perkins defended him well on that sequence in my opinion. The shot he missed was a better look because Durant wasn't even close to him.

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Posted May 09, 2011 - 09:17 PM

AMAZING game.

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Posted May 09, 2011 - 09:17 PM

The Grizzlies had NOTHING. Conley throws up a prayer and it's answered. Unbelievable.


Lol no, Vasquez's three was a prayer.

Double OT here we come!!!

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Posted May 09, 2011 - 09:18 PM

Lol no, Vasquez's three was a prayer.

Double OT here we come!!!


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