Jump to content




Photo

West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies


  • Please log in to reply
280 replies to this topic

#1 MDI

MDI

    Jesus Fan

  • 35,947 posts
  • Joined: Jul 24, 2008
  • Location:Irvine
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted May 03, 2013 - 09:05 PM

Hope the Grizzlies win in 6!


9u6kvo.png

 

Props to sidthekid871


#2 West Coast

West Coast

    LN Senior Editor

  • 21,394 posts
  • Joined: Jul 31, 2008
  • Location:California
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted May 03, 2013 - 09:07 PM

Should be a solid series, I think Grizzlies win this in 6 though. OKC looked like a completely different team without Westbrook.



#3    

   

  • 40,404 posts
  • Joined: Aug 26, 2010

Posted May 03, 2013 - 09:07 PM

Say hello to Tayshaun Prince & Tony Allen KD.


yo.


#4 Lakers4Life

Lakers4Life

    Bleeds Purple & Gold

  • 3,269 posts
  • Joined: Nov 18, 2009
  • Fan Since:1999
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted May 03, 2013 - 09:09 PM

Grizz might make it to the NBA finals.... They are always one of my favourite if i cant root for the Lakers. Fun team to root for... 


Laker fan for life.

#5    

   

  • 40,404 posts
  • Joined: Aug 26, 2010

Posted May 03, 2013 - 09:11 PM

Too bad Tayshaun's offensive game at this point in his career is no where near close to Rudy Gay's. I would give him the slight edge defensively however, but not by much (again at this point in his career past his prime a bit).


yo.


#6 KarlCalaguas12

KarlCalaguas12

    Off The Bench

  • 2,079 posts
  • Joined: Dec 30, 2011
  • Name:Karl
  • Fan Since:2000
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted May 03, 2013 - 09:20 PM

Grizzlies in 6 games. The Grizzlies will make Durant work really hard for his points.



#7 reryo

reryo

    Rookie

  • 1,321 posts
  • Joined: Oct 21, 2012
  • Name:Lee
  • Fan Since:2006
  • Fav. Laker:Odom

Posted May 03, 2013 - 09:46 PM

When will Westbrook's contract end? Because he will probably demand the max with the way his team takes a huge drop with his absence. 



#8 BleedPurple&Gold

BleedPurple&Gold

    All-Star

  • 6,348 posts
  • Joined: Mar 16, 2012
  • Location:Florida
  • Name:Gary
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe,Magic

Posted May 03, 2013 - 09:58 PM

Griz in 7


9888d4ba-ad6b-4879-93aa-9ef1c6ed1dbd_zps


#9 Majesty

Majesty

    Grats on making the Raiderettes cuzzo!!

  • 37,144 posts
  • Joined: Dec 11, 2011
  • Name:Jay
  • Fan Since:1987
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe present, Magic past

Posted May 03, 2013 - 10:11 PM

One of the reasons OKC struggled so much against a team like the Rockets is because the Rockets are a very instant offense type of team. 

They can run off a series of threes and be back into games, or be blowing you out in the blink of an eye.

The Grizzlies don't have that kind of perimeter threat and are gonna try to be taking it inside, where Randolph and Gasol will be dealing with Ibaka, not Blake Griffin and Deandre Jordan.


Unless the Grizzlies find a way to shut down the Thunders perimeter game, then it could go 6 in the Thunder's favor.


Is Wayne Brady gonna have to Djokovic? - Robert Flores 


#10 West Coast

West Coast

    LN Senior Editor

  • 21,394 posts
  • Joined: Jul 31, 2008
  • Location:California
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted May 03, 2013 - 10:32 PM

Well considering the Grizzlies are a top defensive team in the league, they have a good shot at shutting down that perimeter game.

#11 bigvee

bigvee

    Hall Of Fame

  • 8,698 posts
  • Joined: Jul 05, 2009
  • Location:LA
  • Fav. Laker:Samaki Walker

Posted May 03, 2013 - 11:07 PM

Memphis will have no trouble defending the Thunder. KD can try as hard as he wants to take over games but he just won't be able to win this series himself, and Marc Gasol won't let Ibaka go off at any point.

Perkins and Ibaka will make it impossible for Zbo to do what he did against the clippers. This series will come down to the best coached team and the team that can hit the most jumpers at a consistent high percentage.

Kevin Martin was already struggling against Houston from what I saw. Tony Allen won't let him go off and Prince will have Durant shooting below 50%.

I believe this series will come down to Mike Conley getting the Grizz 4 wins in a 20+ point 8+ assist with little turnover effort.

Probably a 6 or 7 game series going either way. Should be fun as hell to see if Durant can put on his big boy pants on without Westbrook and create easy offense.

#12 Lord Flashheart

Lord Flashheart

    Pineapple winner!

  • 1,790 posts
  • Joined: Dec 22, 2011
  • Location:Croatia
  • Fan Since:1999
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bean Bryant

Posted May 04, 2013 - 12:31 AM

Hoping Grizzlies in 6. They're licking their chops because of that OKC offense since Russ got hurt.


Edited by Dr. Jekyll, May 04, 2013 - 12:32 AM.

Impossible is nothing.

#13 ツ  

ツ  

    All-Star

  • 5,675 posts
  • Joined: Jul 09, 2010
  • Location:California
  • Fan Since:2003
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted May 04, 2013 - 12:38 AM

Thunder in a tough 7 games



#14 MysticBlu~

MysticBlu~

    Rookie

  • 948 posts
  • Joined: Jan 14, 2012
  • Location:New York
  • Name:Jennie
  • Fan Since:1998
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bean Bryant

Posted May 04, 2013 - 05:37 AM

Grizzlies in 6 or 7



#15 LikeABosh

LikeABosh

    Off The Bench

  • 2,537 posts
  • Joined: Aug 02, 2011
  • Fan Since:Kobe/Fisher
  • Fav. Laker:Fisher

Posted May 04, 2013 - 08:57 AM

Grizzlies in 5. Conley and Bayless are going to need to score this series though.

#16 JGuez

JGuez

    Off The Bench

  • 2,494 posts
  • Joined: Dec 10, 2011

Posted May 04, 2013 - 08:58 AM

I think Grizzlies. My gut tells me 5 but that just sounds too bold so I'll go with 6.



#17 Ven

Ven

    Chemist

  • 3,002 posts
  • Joined: Apr 26, 2013
  • Fan Since:1994-5
  • Fav. Laker:Jack

Posted May 04, 2013 - 09:12 AM

Wonder how many technicals will come from Perkins and Randolph at least lol. I am rooting for the Grizz as well, probably 6 if not a sloppy 7. The Thunder can only win if in everygame both Durant and Martin go for well over 25, they hardly have anyone else to score.

 

And not to overstate, but it seems to me as a whole the entire Thunder team looks half way out mentally, almost as if they are waiting for a team to put then away, ESPN was saying that unlike Durant, Westbrook's attitiude motaivates that team. Shouldn't that responsibility be on the coach regardless.



#18 LikeABosh

LikeABosh

    Off The Bench

  • 2,537 posts
  • Joined: Aug 02, 2011
  • Fan Since:Kobe/Fisher
  • Fav. Laker:Fisher

Posted May 05, 2013 - 10:11 AM

NBA needs to get rid of the rip through foul

Edited by LikeABosh, May 05, 2013 - 10:11 AM.


#19 Wilfred

Wilfred

    Starter

  • 4,743 posts
  • Joined: Mar 22, 2012
  • Fan Since:1999
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted May 05, 2013 - 10:44 AM

Oldie Hubie Brown is annoying as hell as a commentator .. Bunch of useless stats to justify every play



#20 Wilfred

Wilfred

    Starter

  • 4,743 posts
  • Joined: Mar 22, 2012
  • Fan Since:1999
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted May 05, 2013 - 10:46 AM

Prince's game has fallen off a lot.






1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users