Hope the Grizzlies win in 6!
West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies
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.
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...
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).
Posted May 03, 2013 - 09:20 PM
Grizzlies in 6 games. The Grizzlies will make Durant work really hard for his points.
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.
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.
I've always liked Steve Blake.
Posted May 03, 2013 - 10:32 PM
Posted May 03, 2013 - 11:07 PM
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.
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.
Posted May 04, 2013 - 08:57 AM
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.
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.
Posted May 05, 2013 - 10:11 AM
Edited by LikeABosh, May 05, 2013 - 10:11 AM.
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
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