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ManRam
04-19-2011, 10:28 PM
Game 2 (Grizzlies lead 1-0)

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Wednesday, April 20, 2001
8:30 PM ET
TV: NBATV

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AT&T Center

Projected Starting Lineup


Point Guard
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Mike Conley--------------------------Tony Parker


Shooting Guard
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Sam Young--------------------------Manu Ginobili


Small Forward
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Tony Allen--------------------------Richard Jefferson


Power Forward
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Zach Randolph--------------------------Antonio McDyess


Center
http://i54.tinypic.com/2pphijb.jpg
Marc Gasol--------------------------Tim Duncan

Preview

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- No one is being called a dog this time.

Nor are the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs, who couldn't stop the Memphis Grizzlies from winning their first playoff game in franchise history, shaking things up for Game 2 on Wednesday. The possible return of All-Star Manu Ginobili would be about the only significant difference.

"We did the things we wanted to do and still lost," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said.

This time last year, Pop didn't let his guys off so easy.

Back then, the Spurs were an underachieving, banged-up No. 7 seed who lost their playoff opener on the road by six to Dallas. Popovich didn't spare his players afterward, ripping them as "dogs" and saying more people needed to "step up and play worth a damn."

The Spurs got the message and ousted the Mavericks in six games. Yet when these 61-win Spurs lost Game 1 on Sunday to Memphis -- a No. 8 seed of playoff novices, from coach Lionel Hollins on down -- Popovich never appeared flustered.

Not when he thought the Spurs did almost everything right.

They had beaten the Grizzlies on the boards. They committed the fewest turnovers in five meetings with Memphis. Points off turnovers, points in the paint, fast-break points, second-chance points? All season-bests against the Grizzlies.

"If you had told me before the game that we would do all those things, I'd say it was a win," Popovich said.

Instead, the Spurs lost 101-98 as the 33-year-old Ginobili watched from the bench, still resting a sprained right elbow after unsuccessfully lobbying Popovich to let him play. Whether Ginobili, who injured the elbow in the regular-season finale last week, returns for Game 2 likely won't be known until just before tipoff.

The Grizzlies aren't taking any chances. Hollins said he's presuming the Argentine will be in the lineup and give San Antonio its second-leading scorer back.

"He lets Tony Parker be in the corner on the wing, and he handles the ball on the pick and roll, and now he throws it back out and there's Tony Parker -- who's a jet -- attacking the basket," Hollins said. "They just miss one of their primary playmakers."

Memphis is in uncharted territory. The Grizzlies were swept from their only three other playoff series -- the last one in 2006 -- and have gone from a team eager to snap a winless streak to one that could become only the fourth No. 8 seed in NBA history to survive the first round.

The Spurs? This situation is much more familiar.

Not only have they lost their last six playoff Game 1s, but in each of their championship runs since 2003, they lost the opener of their first-round series. Most of the 2007 championship team is gone, but the Big 3 and Popovich remain, as well as forward Matt Bonner.

"Every year is different, but every year we won the championship we started with a loss," Parker said. "It's not the first time we lost Game 1, but hopefully it continues to our advantage."

Parker led the Spurs with 20 points in Game 1, and got to the free throw line 16 times but he was just 4 of 16 from the field. George Hill, who started for Ginobili in the backcourt, wasn't any better in shooting just 2 of 7.

"I was pretty mad with myself," Parker said.

The Spurs are counting on their guards after the Grizzlies utterly dominated the frontcourt. Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol combined for nearly half of Memphis' points in Game 1 and shot a combined 19 of 25 from the floor.

Randolph said he's expecting more double teams and more of the same looks.

And, this time, to see Ginobili barreling down the lane his way.

"He's the Spurs' best player," Randolph said. "He's left-handed like me. We're both crafty players."

ESPN.com

D1JM
04-19-2011, 10:44 PM
Spurs have to win

NYK BaLLaS
04-19-2011, 10:53 PM
grizz

MJ-BULLS
04-20-2011, 12:46 AM
I see the Spurs coming out of the gates strong and getting the win.

Crackadalic
04-20-2011, 01:13 AM
Im gonna go out on a limb and say the griz take game 2. the spurs cant stop that front line

championships
04-20-2011, 01:45 AM
Spurs won't give up 2 on their own floor.

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 02:12 AM
Spurs should win but i wont be surprised if the grizz pull it off

iggypop123
04-20-2011, 02:15 AM
gonna be like the bulls series. we shall see if the grizz dont choke like the pacers did

lilojmayo
04-20-2011, 04:27 AM
two words

OJ Mayo


nuff said. we will win this go up 2-0 heading to Memphis :clap:

drobe86
04-20-2011, 08:14 AM
I'll take Memphis here. The Spurs played the best game they could play and still lost lol...

alencp3
04-20-2011, 08:47 AM
Isnt allen playing sg and young sf ?
anyway spurs will probably will this one but ill cheer for the grizzlies

kdspurman
04-20-2011, 08:54 AM
I dont call tony parker going 4-16, george hill 2-7 and mcdyess 1-4 playing their best :facepalm:

Tim dominated in the first half and had 3 FGA in the 2nd. Big problem. As much as a handful as Randolph/Gasol were, Tim was just as much a problem and they should have kept feeding him to get those guys in foul trouble if possible and make them spend energy on defense.

Its obviously a must win, but Spurs need to win in a way that kind of bursts these guys bubbles. I dont see that happening, but if they can take this game by +12-15 points it would be to their advantage. If it's another close game all it will do is give these guys more confidence.

The Jokemaker
04-20-2011, 09:29 AM
Spurs will win this one. Too much talent plus the energy boost of Manu's return will be all they need to get the win.

So I'm guessing this game isn't on national TV?

LakersIn5
04-20-2011, 11:23 AM
grizz win 88-87

Chacarron
04-20-2011, 11:44 AM
I'll take Memphis here. The Spurs played the best game they could play and still lost lol...

Without Ginobili you forgot to add...

mttwlsn16
04-20-2011, 11:48 AM
OrangeJuice Mayonaise and Z-Bo/Gasol go off. Grizz win, head home up 2-0

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 12:38 PM
I think the spurs will rebound and win game 2, but i hope i'm wrong...if the grizz do win, i see them winning this series in 5 games

Jewelz0376
04-20-2011, 04:56 PM
Must win for Spurs

The Jokemaker
04-20-2011, 05:06 PM
Must win for Spurs

Yep definitely. Be on the lookout for the black and white attack tonight (the refs)! :)

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 06:09 PM
Yep definitely. Be on the lookout for the black and white attack tonight (the refs)! :)

+1000 :clap: Refs=:facepalm:

kdspurman
04-20-2011, 06:29 PM
Yep definitely. Be on the lookout for the black and white attack tonight (the refs)! :)

You got that right.. The spurs bring in the highest ratings so it's important to give them the favorable calls... :facepalm:

KnicksorBust
04-20-2011, 06:38 PM
Game 2 will show just how battle-tested the Spurs are. I expect a strong game from them on both ends of the floor.

Returning Ginobili + Pop's gameplanning = Series tied 1-1

JCmasta
04-20-2011, 08:03 PM
The 1 seed playing on NBA TV? Hmmm...

If Manu's going to be hobbled you might as well leave him out.

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 08:57 PM
Let's Go Grizz!!!!

Baller1
04-20-2011, 08:57 PM
Damn, no one watching this game?

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 09:00 PM
Tony Parker is red hot right now....somone needs to put the guy on his butt so he wont keep shooting layups on us

drobe86
04-20-2011, 09:04 PM
Damn, no one watching this game?


Yea these are two slow grinding teams. Nowhere near the pace and excitement of OKC and Denver. But I'm flipping back and forth.

asomen
04-20-2011, 09:06 PM
Anyone know where else to watch this game besides NBA TV? I wanna know who the marketing whiz is behind the scheduling.

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 09:09 PM
Anyone know where else to watch this game besides NBA TV? I wanna know who the marketing whiz is behind the scheduling.

fromsport.com

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 09:09 PM
17-17 at the end of the first, we have weathered the manu storm

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 09:09 PM
Come on Grizz. !!! Pick up the pace and push the ball!!!

ChI_ShIzzLe
04-20-2011, 09:17 PM
Can these Spurs announcers get any more excited? And its only the 2nd quarter.

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 09:23 PM
packed crowd in here

go grizz

k.smith904
04-20-2011, 09:24 PM
Can these Spurs announcers get any more excited? And its only the 2nd quarter.

Seriously. I'd rather listen to Aikman do a Cowboys game.

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 09:25 PM
i wasnt watchin the game but y was tony allen jawin at ginobli

kingbrentg
04-20-2011, 09:26 PM
i wasnt watchin the game but y was tony allen jawin at ginobli

My guess without watching the game would be, because he's Tony Allen.

gotoHcarolina52
04-20-2011, 09:28 PM
f ing ball hog

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 09:29 PM
My guess without watching the game would be, because he's Tony Allen.

true lol

210Don
04-20-2011, 09:31 PM
****** always hating

gotoHcarolina52
04-20-2011, 09:32 PM
and 1

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 09:33 PM
****** always hating

what

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 09:33 PM
zbo is a beast

gotoHcarolina52
04-20-2011, 09:35 PM
Spurs need to wake up. Memphis is no joke.

edit: Am I the only non-Spurs, non-Grizzlies fan that actually looked forward to watching the MEM-SAS game over the DEN-OKC one? This is an interesting matchup.

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 09:36 PM
Spurs need to wake up. Memphis is no joke.

For real this spurs team looks so different....i know manu isnt a 100% but they just look flat

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 09:37 PM
These commentators suck

210Don
04-20-2011, 09:38 PM
lol **** the refs

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 09:39 PM
These commentators suck

Hell yes they do thats y i prefer the DEN-OKC but its a blowout so im gunna stay on this game

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 09:42 PM
what even happened to manu

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 09:42 PM
omg how is that not a foul

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 09:44 PM
i want the grizz to win but i expected the spurs to come out bangin

kingbrentg
04-20-2011, 09:45 PM
Would've been a big 3 there by Manu.

smith&wesson
04-20-2011, 09:45 PM
+1000 :clap: Refs=:facepalm:

hahaha, i love it cuz its true.

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 09:46 PM
i wonder where the grizz would be if rudy gay was playing...

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 09:47 PM
Up by 3 at the half....couldnt have asked for more

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 09:48 PM
i wonder where the grizz would be if rudy gay was playing...

I'm sure if he was playing he would be in the spur's fans nightmares :speechless:

drobe86
04-20-2011, 09:51 PM
lol **** the refs



Haha.... 210don I haven't heard from you in a while. When I originally told you that the Grizz would cause you guys major problems and possibly win the series you called me crazy. 1 1/2 games later you're beginning to hear me out now huh?

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 09:52 PM
I'm sure if he was playing he would be in the spur's fans nightmares :speechless:

i forget about him sometimes cuz he's been out for a while but he's a problem for anyone when he plays

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 09:53 PM
Pace of play is still off for the Grizz. Need to take it to them fast and furious in the 3rd.

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 09:56 PM
Pace of play is still off for the Grizz. Need to take it to them fast and furious in the 3rd.

I agree.... like to see mike make tony work on the defensive end....he is the main threat tonight so far

NBA_Starter
04-20-2011, 09:56 PM
Spurs will be fine

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 10:04 PM
cmon refs lets go

gotoHcarolina52
04-20-2011, 10:04 PM
foul?

gotoHcarolina52
04-20-2011, 10:05 PM
nice english on that shot.

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 10:05 PM
if the grizz can withstand the spurs in this 3rd quarter they have a real good chance at stealing this game

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 10:06 PM
parker has to make that wide open three

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 10:07 PM
Marc has Timmy on lockdown!!!

gotoHcarolina52
04-20-2011, 10:09 PM
If the Spurs go down 2-0, will they still be favored in this series? I think they're capable of winning 4 straight or 3 of 4.

gotoHcarolina52
04-20-2011, 10:10 PM
foul?

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 10:11 PM
here they come i knew they were gunna come out this 3rd quarter...grizz have to hang on and keep it close

gotoHcarolina52
04-20-2011, 10:12 PM
Is San Antonio a retirement village or something?

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 10:14 PM
grizz playin sloppy as f---

turnin it over and getting everything blocked and stolen

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 10:19 PM
Way to keep the composure guys...lets get the lead going into the fourth

gotoHcarolina52
04-20-2011, 10:20 PM
Ricardo

drobe86
04-20-2011, 10:20 PM
If the Spurs go down 2-0, will they still be favored in this series? I think they're capable of winning 4 straight or 3 of 4.


You'll be the only one. Mempis just looks like the superior team.

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 10:43 PM
Ricardo

hey bro how did u get the win checklist to 16

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 10:48 PM
Let the phantom fouls begin....

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 10:49 PM
Oh my !!! Can we pull this off???????????

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 10:49 PM
Let the phantom fouls begin....

Not this time Fadeaway !!

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 10:51 PM
Nice shot by timmy

gotoHcarolina52
04-20-2011, 10:51 PM
Can NBATV please hire a neutral crew next time so we don't have to endure all this homoerotic Spurs homerism, please? Thanks.

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 10:51 PM
Come on Marc....need these

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 10:51 PM
Gotta make these FT's

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 10:52 PM
Can NBATV please hire a neutral crew next time so we don't have to endure all this homoerotic Spurs homerism, please? Thanks.

TG I can get Fox Sports Tennessee !!!!

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 10:52 PM
yuck

kingbrentg
04-20-2011, 10:52 PM
Big three from Richardson.

Another close game.

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 10:52 PM
Big three by RJ

asomen
04-20-2011, 10:53 PM
Can NBATV please hire a neutral crew next time so we don't have to endure all this homoerotic Spurs homerism, please? Thanks.

I have a better idea. Let's never cast a game on NBATV ever again. What a waste.

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 10:53 PM
Ta !!!!!!!

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 10:53 PM
Need a RUN!!!!!!!!!!!

kingbrentg
04-20-2011, 10:54 PM
Wow, what a ****ing flop. I hate Ginobili's flops.

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 10:54 PM
Grizz need stops cant go back and forth with the spurs

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 10:54 PM
Flop flop flop

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 10:54 PM
manu flopping again...pathetic

roshan3ai
04-20-2011, 10:54 PM
Clutch flop there

ChI_ShIzzLe
04-20-2011, 10:54 PM
lol epic flop

210Don
04-20-2011, 10:54 PM
hopefully this game gets us back on track the intangibles manu brings are incredible playing with one arm and hes all over the court love it

ChI_ShIzzLe
04-20-2011, 10:55 PM
lol@the Spurs commentator.."Easy call right there" :laugh2:

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 10:55 PM
I take heart in that we are playing them so closely with ALL their firepower on their home court

ImDaBaron
04-20-2011, 10:55 PM
Mr Bald spot can high five all he wants but that was pathetic

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 10:56 PM
Not this time Fadeaway !!

as i said, here come the phantom calls....if we somehow pull this win off we will surely sweep them

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 10:56 PM
lol@the Spurs commentator.."Easy call right there" :laugh2:

:laugh: gunna say that

kingbrentg
04-20-2011, 10:56 PM
Nvm, just a good call lol.

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 10:56 PM
Manu flops by pushing off with his legs....that's how he strained his quad before

210Don
04-20-2011, 10:57 PM
yup make up it all evens out

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 10:57 PM
****....Fadeaway was right. Phantom calls

kingbrentg
04-20-2011, 10:58 PM
:sigh:

210Don
04-20-2011, 10:58 PM
yayyyyy home team!!!!!

ImDaBaron
04-20-2011, 10:58 PM
What the hell was that

Chi StateOfMind
04-20-2011, 10:58 PM
Wow memphis is getting f'ed

roshan3ai
04-20-2011, 10:59 PM
This is geting ugly. Game over

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 10:59 PM
Fouled the wrong guy

gotoHcarolina52
04-20-2011, 10:59 PM
Alright. Moving on.

210Don
04-20-2011, 10:59 PM
were done here now to watch the lakers...
good to see the grizz finally crack under pressure they was starting to scare me were good now come back to sa tied 2-2 im happy

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 11:00 PM
Wow memphis is getting f'ed

By the calls?????

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 11:00 PM
how many hackjobs can the spurs get away with in the paint tonight

Hellcrooner
04-20-2011, 11:01 PM
its over.
Grizz couldnt shoot for crap today
off to watch lakers

Rego247
04-20-2011, 11:01 PM
grizz played their ***** off tonight. they did their job they got one. they better come wit it these next 2 games.

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 11:02 PM
Well ......game over for sure. I think the Grizz will come back with a better sense of urgency Saturday

kingbrentg
04-20-2011, 11:03 PM
What is Memphis doing?

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 11:03 PM
its over.
Grizz couldnt shoot for crap today
off to watch lakers

Didnt know you were here!

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 11:04 PM
What is Memphis doing?

Forgetting their basics in how they got to the playoffs

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 11:05 PM
hit a quick 3, foul, hope for one miss

210Don
04-20-2011, 11:05 PM
lmao

kingbrentg
04-20-2011, 11:05 PM
Forgetting their basics in how they got to the playoffs

They should have been pressuring on defense a lot more on that last possession I think. It worked out, but they were too lazy.


Wow, 2 point game!

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 11:05 PM
Omg

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 11:05 PM
ok.....work with it

Sportfan
04-20-2011, 11:06 PM
Sam Young!

210Don
04-20-2011, 11:06 PM
this spurs team is trash buncha bums

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 11:06 PM
They should have been pressuring on defense a lot more on that last possession I think. It worked out, but they were too lazy.


Wow, 2 point game!

Uh yeah............COME ON GRIZZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

210Don
04-20-2011, 11:06 PM
lol @ parker once again single handily losing another game taking two long shots **** you tony parker your a bum

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 11:07 PM
Sam Young has 17

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 11:07 PM
choke on one hill...please

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 11:07 PM
Miss it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 11:08 PM
No such luck

ManRam
04-20-2011, 11:09 PM
Sinks them both!

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 11:09 PM
ok ...still in it...another quick three...come on OJ

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 11:09 PM
Ah what to do? Fast 2 and foul.....but ol Pop will load it with his best FT shooters

roshan3ai
04-20-2011, 11:09 PM
The **** happened? I saw the update on TNT and switched right back

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 11:10 PM
Game

kingbrentg
04-20-2011, 11:10 PM
That's it. Nice effort, Grizz.

roshan3ai
04-20-2011, 11:10 PM
Game ova for sure now

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 11:10 PM
Should have gone inside for 2

gotoHcarolina52
04-20-2011, 11:11 PM
Good game. Memphis can win this series. And I hope they do.

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 11:11 PM
crap...thats alright, we stole one game...SA barely escapes with game 2...and i promise memphis will be rockin in games 3 & 4

ManRam
04-20-2011, 11:11 PM
Really impressed with the Grizz. They gotta protect home court now. Taking one in SA is a great start...

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 11:11 PM
That's it. Nice effort, Grizz.

Saturday is Man Up Time

IndiansFan337
04-20-2011, 11:11 PM
Another awesome game!

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 11:12 PM
Really impressed with the Grizz. They gotta protect home court now. Taking one in SA is a great start...

:clap::clap::clap:

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 11:13 PM
At least i can take solace that Marc will probably be the most impressive Gasol on the basketball court tonight!!!!

210Don
04-20-2011, 11:13 PM
im happy if we had a 30 percent manu in game one we win not like there blowing us out there just staying in the game with us manu the difference.

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 11:13 PM
Good game. Memphis can win this series. And I hope they do.

:clap::clap::clap::D

mzgrizz
04-20-2011, 11:17 PM
I am VERY proud of our 8th seed 46 win Grizz taking it to the 1st seed 61 win Spurs !! Guess that is 47 win Grizz and 62 win Spurs, that is.

MrfadeawayJB
04-20-2011, 11:24 PM
I am VERY proud of our 8th seed 46 win Grizz taking it to the 1st seed 61 win Spurs !! Guess that is 47 win Grizz and 62 win Spurs, that is.

me too....i think the atmosphere in memphis could be like Atlanta a few years ago or OKC every year

NBA_Starter
04-20-2011, 11:36 PM
I figured the Spurs would somehow win game 2.

Hellcrooner
04-20-2011, 11:54 PM
At least i can take solace that Marc will probably be the most impressive Gasol on the basketball court tonight!!!!

:confused: marc has SUCKED today.

yeah yeah nice rebounds but 2/9 is not gonna cut it.
not that zach has shot better nor anybody anyway....

MrfadeawayJB
04-21-2011, 03:41 PM
:confused: marc has SUCKED today.

yeah yeah nice rebounds but 2/9 is not gonna cut it.
not that zach has shot better nor anybody anyway....

too bad i was right..

Marc had 12pts 17reb

pau 8pts 5 reb :(