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ManRam
04-22-2011, 11:42 PM
Game 3 (Series Tied 1-1)

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Saturday, April 23, 2011
7:30 PM ET
TV: ESPN

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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
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Marc Gasol--------------------------Tim Duncan

Preview

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Grizzlies guard Tony Allen says the sellout crowd Saturday night can expect Memphis' FedExForum to be turned into the Grindhouse.

The series is tied with top-seeded San Antonio, and Allen says the plan is to make the Spurs work for everything they get in Game 3.

"I like how the referees have been calling the games the last two games," Allen said after practice Friday. "They've been letting us actually go out and you know play backyard basketball. Surprised me, but I love it, so it could be a physical game again. I'm looking forward to joining in."

Allen defines backyard basketball as pulling, grabbing and scratching. He can point to his left forearm where someone's nail dug into his flesh.

Fans are hoping to see the Grizzlies add to their first postseason win with their first playoff victory at home. Allen said the Grizzlies must focus on correcting their mistakes and getting the loose balls they missed in Wednesday night's loss 93-87 in San Antonio. That includes doing a better job keeping Spurs guard Manu Ginobili off the free throw line.

Ginobili scored 17 points Wednesday night in his first game back with a sprained right elbow, and he was 7 of 13 at the line.

"We've just got to be more disciplined down the stretch and take care of the ball," Allen said.

If this already physical series ramps up even more, guard Tony Parker insists the Spurs are ready for what should be a lot of fun.

"It's going to be a great game with a lot of intensity," Parker said. "It's going to be very physical, and they play very well at home. It's going to be a great challenge for us."

Parker said the Spurs are feeling confident. Ginobili's return, plus how San Antonio smothered Memphis center Marc Gasol and power forward Zach Randolph in the paint with double-teams certainly helped. The Spurs practiced Friday in San Antonio before flying to Memphis.

The Grizzlies are very comfortable at home, having won 30 games here this season. Shane Battier, who sealed Game 1 with his timely 3-pointer, knows from personal experience with Memphis' first playoff team how amped up the fans will be this time around. He expects fans to unleash years of frustration Saturday night.

"It's a whole different story. Last time Game 3 was make or break. We all know how that ended," Battier said of a Spurs' win on their way to a sweep. "We're in a five-game series now. For all intents and purposes, it's 0-0, and the first team to win three games wins the series."

Ginobili said the Spurs know what it takes to get a win on the road in the postseason -- they've done it before.

"And this is no different. We got to go there and try to get one. It's going to be tough because they play hard on the road, and not even at home, where their fans aren't backing them up," Ginobili said. "So we're going to have to play better and harder and make a few shots."

The foul calls could be the determining factor.

San Antonio has gone to the free throw line more than Memphis in each of the first two games with 79 fouls called on the Grizzlies compared to 53 for the Spurs.

Grizzlies guard Mike Conley said he plans to work harder to keep Parker or Ginobili from drawing fouls against him while driving to the basket. Battier had another idea against a couple of gritty guards who don't shy away from contact.

"We didn't get our money's worth on our fouls against those guys," Battier said. "If they're going to draw fouls, we've got to make them feel a little more. We can't give them touch fouls, get three-point plays and allow them to escape through the lane. Not saying we're going to do anything more dirty."

Parker is hoping to shoot a little better in Memphis, and he said the Spurs are counting on continuing to keep shooting so many free throws.

"We have to," Parker said. "They play very physical. So we have to penetrate and be aggressive and make sure we don't settle for jump shots and keep penetrating. Because they're going to foul. That's their philosophy. So we're going to get to the free throw line."

Memphis coach Lionel Hollins isn't about to bite on the idea that officials might be calling the playoffs differently than the regular season. He said it's the same officials who may be emphasizing different things that might have been let go earlier.

"I don't even want to talk about the officials. I like my money," Hollins said.

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Associated Press writer Paul J. Weber in San Antonio contributed to this report.

Chi StateOfMind
04-23-2011, 12:09 AM
I'll take the Grizz in this one I think Z-Bo wakes up and Gasol....

Grizz 101-97

210Don
04-23-2011, 12:10 AM
im scurred

Chacarron
04-23-2011, 12:11 AM
Memphis at home.

John Walls Era
04-23-2011, 12:37 AM
One team is going to be 2-1 while the other will be 1-2. Either Memphis or San Antonio.

Thats all I got, this is a much tighter series than I thought.

lilojmayo
04-23-2011, 06:06 AM
One team is going to be 2-1 while the other will be 1-2. Either Memphis or San Antonio.

Thats all I got, this is a much tighter series than I thought.


We need everybody to wake up. I know Z-bo going to bring it. OJ has to knock down his shots it is now a must, he is our only reliable outside threat to counter the many of Spurs. Once OJ doesn't knock down his 3s, it becomes such a huge desparity and disadvantage for us.

Let's do this OJ, 2-1 after tonight. :p


I wonder if Hollins is going to let OJ play backup PG again like he did in the 2nd half of game 2?

Iron24th
04-23-2011, 07:39 AM
It might be a very hard one for SA.

gotoHcarolina52
04-23-2011, 08:00 AM
NBA scheduling tidbit:

The earliest this series can end is Wednesday. Compare that to the Bulls-Pacers series, which would conclude this afternoon with a Chicago win.

jp611
04-23-2011, 08:03 AM
NBA scheduling tidbit:

The earliest this series can end is Wednesday. Compare that to the Bulls-Pacers series, which would conclude this afternoon with a Chicago win.

the series is also tied though, but yeah, it seems like they've got 3 days off with each game in this series

J-Relo
04-23-2011, 09:22 AM
I pick Spurs. Manu will take his team to a win.

mzgrizz
04-23-2011, 11:26 AM
We need everybody to wake up. I know Z-bo going to bring it. OJ has to knock down his shots it is now a must, he is our only reliable outside threat to counter the many of Spurs. Once OJ doesn't knock down his 3s, it becomes such a huge desparity and disadvantage for us.

Let's do this OJ, 2-1 after tonight. :p


I wonder if Hollins is going to let OJ play backup PG again like he did in the 2nd half of game 2?

OJ needs to put on the game of his life.....for a whole bunch of reasons

mzgrizz
04-23-2011, 11:27 AM
NBA scheduling tidbit:

The earliest this series can end is Wednesday. Compare that to the Bulls-Pacers series, which would conclude this afternoon with a Chicago win.

Uh, why does that not surprise me??

mzgrizz
04-23-2011, 11:31 AM
the series is also tied though, but yeah, it seems like they've got 3 days off with each game in this series

Not for the rest of the series now....every other day Sat,Mon,Wed, Friday and May 1 which is Sunday. It's all about $$$$$,TV revenues and marquee(ie BIG STAR) teams in the beginning.

mzgrizz
04-23-2011, 11:33 AM
I pick my Grizzlies who have a 30-11 home record and will have a sellout crowd pushing our boys to WIN !!!

Lakers + Giants
04-23-2011, 11:45 AM
Grizzlies! Hope they win the series to give the lakers HCA throughout the playoffs.

mzgrizz
04-23-2011, 11:55 AM
Grizzlies! Hope they win the series to give the lakers HCA throughout the playoffs.

That works for me! Would love to set history again with a SERIES win, no matter what else come down the line.

jp611
04-23-2011, 11:55 AM
Grizzlies! Hope they win the series to give the lakers HCA throughout the playoffs.

You'd have to hope for the Bulls to lose than too

mzgrizz
04-23-2011, 11:58 AM
You'd have to hope for the Bulls to lose than too

Not unless the league miraculously puts us in the EAST where we geographically belong !!!!:)

Lakers + Giants
04-23-2011, 12:02 PM
You'd have to hope for the Bulls to lose than too

Thats the finals, i know MIA and CHI have HCA over us. I was talking about just the playoffs not the Finals too.

jp611
04-23-2011, 12:07 PM
Thats the finals, i know MIA and CHI have HCA over us. I was talking about just the playoffs not the Finals too.

The Finals are the playoffs, but I know what you mean

Lakers + Giants
04-23-2011, 12:11 PM
The Finals are the playoffs, but I know what you mean

Well, i always considered the finals separate from the playoffs. Whoever survived the playoffs made it to the finals, but at least you get what i mean. :)

iggypop123
04-23-2011, 07:20 PM
grizz have a legit chance. the key again is 3s vs inside game. will be interested to see how the ft's go. the spurs dont play inside yet they had a huge advantage over the grizz. we shall see if it was a hc advantage thing

210Don
04-23-2011, 07:32 PM
if parker would stop playing stupid wed be up 2 nothing

Punk
04-23-2011, 07:58 PM
How the hell is that a blocking foul?

Punk
04-23-2011, 08:03 PM
Great atmosphere

lilojmayo
04-23-2011, 08:06 PM
OJ with the dream shake that was pretty :clap:

GodsSon
04-23-2011, 08:14 PM
Grizz are looking good early on

Avenged
04-23-2011, 08:16 PM
Grizzlies playing great ball. Up 11

Avenged
04-23-2011, 08:16 PM
And 1 by Randolph!

Gators123
04-23-2011, 08:17 PM
Can Randolph dunk the ball?

LionsFan..LOL
04-23-2011, 08:18 PM
Grizzles looking great right now.

Avenged
04-23-2011, 08:18 PM
Randolph is beasting.

FaM0us Skins
04-23-2011, 08:18 PM
man Randolph just ran over one of our players

Punk
04-23-2011, 08:18 PM
And Randolph gets a tech lol Wow

Chi StateOfMind
04-23-2011, 08:21 PM
this grizz team isnt playin around the spurs better wake up cuz memphis wants this series win more and they look like the better team in the series

lilojmayo
04-23-2011, 08:21 PM
And Randolph gets a tech lol Wow

You knew the refs were coming. That doesn't call for a tech. More of a delay of game

210Don
04-23-2011, 08:25 PM
pop throwing in the towel. resting timmy for the playoffs i assume.

Punk
04-23-2011, 08:30 PM
What a pass

iggypop123
04-23-2011, 08:30 PM
that memphis pa guy sounds like he will lose his voice by half time

Chi StateOfMind
04-23-2011, 08:32 PM
I never thought mike conley would be anything in the NBA but he has alot of upside

Punk
04-23-2011, 08:33 PM
that memphis pa guy sounds like he will lose his voice by half time

Lol He is the best PA announcer in the NBA.

Sadds The Gr8
04-23-2011, 08:37 PM
Lol He is the best PA announcer in the NBA.

he's pretty good, but Knicks, Hawks and Spurs PA announcers are better.

210Don
04-23-2011, 08:39 PM
this spurs teams needs to be be broken up pop has thrown away our season because he doesnt want to play splitter were done.

Punk
04-23-2011, 08:42 PM
The refs are extremely ********

Hangtime
04-23-2011, 08:45 PM
SA havin a hard time with Memphis.

MrfadeawayJB
04-23-2011, 08:59 PM
Good first half, hope we dont let them get within in 10

championships
04-23-2011, 09:04 PM
Spurs look to be in a bit of trouble here.

Jenceman
04-23-2011, 09:16 PM
Conley is beasting so far. Go Grizz.

210Don
04-23-2011, 09:25 PM
grizz fans cheering manu being hurt??
just pissed off a sleeping giant here we come

ManRam
04-23-2011, 09:27 PM
I don't know why, but I love the Spurs. They're the only favored team (besides my own) that I'm rooting for.

Punk
04-23-2011, 09:32 PM
Good physicality. Showing why Memphis isn't no Indiana.

Punk
04-23-2011, 09:36 PM
The Grizzlies bench is killing them right now

championships
04-23-2011, 09:37 PM
Spurs within striking distance goin into the 4th.

Hangtime
04-23-2011, 09:40 PM
Grizz lettin the Spurs hang around is dangerous.

Iodine
04-23-2011, 09:41 PM
SPURSSSSSSSSSSSSSS **** DO NOT LOSE TO ZBO.
http://www.justsaypictures.com/images/insanity-wolf.jpg

FaM0us Skins
04-23-2011, 09:45 PM
were only down by 4 now!

Scheck
04-23-2011, 09:46 PM
Ughh come on Grizzlies!

Punk
04-23-2011, 09:46 PM
Grizz need to get their starters back in

Punk
04-23-2011, 09:52 PM
Gasol hook!

Fool
04-23-2011, 09:52 PM
Let's go Grizzlies! Don't let it slip away.

ManRam
04-23-2011, 09:53 PM
Ughh come on Grizzlies!

Hush Scheck, hush.

Come on Spurs!

ManRam
04-23-2011, 10:00 PM
These playoff games have been so low scoring. I don't know why I'm surprised, because we all know defense is what wins...but still...

Scheck
04-23-2011, 10:02 PM
I cannot believe how awesome the majority of these playoff games have been so far... Great stuff!

Punk
04-23-2011, 10:04 PM
Zack doing work

Punk
04-23-2011, 10:06 PM
Well damn Tony

Hangtime
04-23-2011, 10:08 PM
Manu been gettin Allen with pump fakes all night.

Punk
04-23-2011, 10:13 PM
Another close game

Sadds The Gr8
04-23-2011, 10:13 PM
Ohhhhhhhhhhhh

Fool
04-23-2011, 10:14 PM
Randolph! :speechless:

Punk
04-23-2011, 10:14 PM
Randolph !!!!!! :laugh2:

FaM0us Skins
04-23-2011, 10:14 PM
Wow I hate Randolph now. We can't never stop him!

Scheck
04-23-2011, 10:14 PM
Z-Bo!

dnewguy
04-23-2011, 10:15 PM
Booyah.

roshan3ai
04-23-2011, 10:16 PM
LOL ZBo fuh three. So two former Knicks on back to back days hit daggers in the last minute. And they both had questionable shot selection. I actually like Crawford. I never liked ZBo but he has changed. He's no longer that complete black hole who plays zero defense. Crazy shot there though.

NYK BaLLaS
04-23-2011, 10:16 PM
beastly

Chacarron
04-23-2011, 10:17 PM
Basket here, game over.

Punk
04-23-2011, 10:17 PM
Score 2 points for refs

Chacarron
04-23-2011, 10:17 PM
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scheck
04-23-2011, 10:17 PM
Hahaha sick ending.... Yay Grizzlies!

FaM0us Skins
04-23-2011, 10:17 PM
wow we had no timeouts. failure. bs ending for us

Fool
04-23-2011, 10:17 PM
He can't get off the shot! Woooo. Let's go Memphis!

Punk
04-23-2011, 10:18 PM
Game !

KniCks4LiFe
04-23-2011, 10:18 PM
Z-Bo w/ IQ, I gotta give Hollins credit, BTW, the hell w/ Doug Collins. How about Lionel Hollins get COY.

Great finish!

dnewguy
04-23-2011, 10:18 PM
That cant possibly be the Spurs.

210Don
04-23-2011, 10:18 PM
lmao

gotoHcarolina52
04-23-2011, 10:18 PM
Memphis is no joke

Sadds The Gr8
04-23-2011, 10:18 PM
spurs are stumped hahahahah

and LOL at Zbo dancing

Punk
04-23-2011, 10:19 PM
I guess Charles Barkley was right. Memphis will probably win this series.

KniCks4LiFe
04-23-2011, 10:19 PM
Give Conley and Gasol credit there, no way Manu could get a time out there.

KniCks4LiFe
04-23-2011, 10:20 PM
That cant possibly be the Spurs.

I'm telling you that's the best defense to offense team in the NBA.

The Jokemaker
04-23-2011, 10:20 PM
Z-Bo w/ IQ, I gotta give Hollins credit, BTW, the hell w/ Doug Collins. How about Lionel Hollins get COY.

Great finish!

I was trying to say Hollins should get COY consideration but no one would have any of it. Maybe now people will know something about the Grizz.

Two games to one now! First playoff win at home! Time to lock it up and get the first playoff series win.

Punk
04-23-2011, 10:20 PM
I miss Randolph...A little bit

roshan3ai
04-23-2011, 10:21 PM
Woops wrong GT

Rivera
04-23-2011, 10:21 PM
crazy memphis just might win this series

GoatMilk
04-23-2011, 10:23 PM
go grizz

iggypop123
04-23-2011, 10:25 PM
they are who we thought they were!

KniCks4LiFe
04-23-2011, 10:26 PM
I miss Randolph...A little bit

It wouldn't have worked w/ him. It just wasn't a fit. Coaching was #1 priority, and we have yet to fix that.

Hangtime
04-23-2011, 10:26 PM
It's incredible what this team is doing without Rudy Gay who was having a great year.

Chi StateOfMind
04-23-2011, 10:29 PM
This team is for real. Spurs better watch out b/c they might lose the first round.

Go Grizz

Hellcrooner
04-23-2011, 10:30 PM
Give Conley and Gasol credit there, no way Manu could get a time out there.

it takes some knowledge to realize thaat.


or the points per shot ratio.

people just likes to focus on the total number of points.

J.Twiggy
04-23-2011, 10:32 PM
Can the Grizz really win this series is that really possible?

Bruno
04-23-2011, 10:35 PM
S.A. will come back and win this series. But they aren't getting out of the West. They might not even get out of the second round if they have to play OKC.

Hellcrooner
04-23-2011, 10:38 PM
Can the Grizz really win this series is that really possible?

deepends how really injured their players are.

if all spurs were 50% healthy the would come back.

MrfadeawayJB
04-23-2011, 10:38 PM
Can the Grizz really win this series is that really possible?

Yes my friend, it is very possible:clap:

Hangtime
04-23-2011, 10:39 PM
Spurs may have lost Mcdyess. That is a big lost for their size. They are getting out muscled as it is.

J.Twiggy
04-23-2011, 10:39 PM
Yeah the Spurs are really gonna have to use alot of energy just to win this series might have nothing left if they face a faster OKC team

Hellcrooner
04-23-2011, 10:41 PM
why is splitter not playing? he used to give issues to Marc back in the day in spainl

lilojmayo
04-23-2011, 10:44 PM
Yes my friend, it is very possible:clap:

We are going to the WCF this year.

J.Twiggy
04-23-2011, 10:46 PM
Charles Barkley might be right with his prediction but Memphis has to win both at home

Hellcrooner
04-23-2011, 10:47 PM
^providing you made it trough the San Antonio Injured Mummies(formely spurs)....... you would still need Denver to upset Thunder to hold a chance.

And is till think Spurs end up wining this.

J.Twiggy
04-23-2011, 10:50 PM
Would OKC vs spurs be a better series then OKC and Memphis?

Hellcrooner
04-23-2011, 10:56 PM
^as in flashy and exciting? NO.

J.Twiggy
04-23-2011, 11:00 PM
I just think the Spurs are boring

mzgrizz
04-23-2011, 11:01 PM
I can finally post! The atmosphere was electric!! I believe we will take this series. Now the schedule is every other night now and we have a healthier, younger and hungrier team. Go Grizz!!!!

MrfadeawayJB
04-23-2011, 11:03 PM
I think if we do get past the spurs, OKC is a better matchup for us then Denver imo

Hellcrooner
04-23-2011, 11:04 PM
I can finally post! The atmosphere was electric!! I believe we will take this series. Now the schedule is every other night now and we have a healthier, younger and hungrier team. Go Grizz!!!!

the good thing is if you manage to go past this one then Nuggs or Okc are easier..... on paper

Jewelz0376
04-23-2011, 11:11 PM
Mem would matchup well against Okc... they have allen and battier to guard durant and westbrook...Okc has good bigs to matchup with Mem size tho in Ibaka and Perk

J.Twiggy
04-23-2011, 11:52 PM
If Mcdyess is out for Mondays game how does that hurt the Spurs?

MrfadeawayJB
04-23-2011, 11:54 PM
If Mcdyess is out for Mondays game how does that hurt the Spurs?

one less big for an already undersized frontline in SA....this could mean that Blair and hellcrooner's boy Splitter will have to play more mins, (and get more fouls). Bonner is a defensive liability, but an offensive weapon, so advantage to the grizz

J.Twiggy
04-24-2011, 12:09 AM
Who is this Splitter everyone keeps speaking about i've never heard of him but with Mcdyess maybe out that leaves the low post wide open now more then it was

MrfadeawayJB
04-24-2011, 12:19 AM
A rookie from Brazil....spurs are really high on him for the future, but i dont think he will have a big impact on the playoffs....isnt ready for it yet

mzgrizz
04-24-2011, 12:21 AM
Hannah Storm reported on ESPN that McDyess has a neck strain and plans to play Monday.

Hellcrooner
04-24-2011, 01:06 AM
Who is this Splitter everyone keeps speaking about i've never heard of him but with Mcdyess maybe out that leaves the low post wide open now more then it was

lasts years spanish acb league mvp.

other spanish league mvps of the past Petrovic, Sabonis, Pau gasol, Scola, Marc gasol.


so.......

lakers4sho
04-24-2011, 01:49 AM
IDK what Pop is planning to do with Splitter, but if Thibs is able to make Asik into a decent rotation player I would assume Pop can do better than that with Splitter who has the higher upside.

J.Twiggy
04-24-2011, 01:51 AM
I still see the Spurs finding a way to win the series but they get eliminated by OKC in the next round.

Hellcrooner
04-24-2011, 02:58 AM
`if they keep playing this way but still get to second round yep, thunder would destroy em

championships
04-24-2011, 03:46 AM
Spurs have to come up with a big road win next game or they're in big trouble.