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SteBO
05-09-2011, 09:43 AM
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Memphis leads series 2-1



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Monday, May 9, 2011 - 9:30 PM ET

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The Breakdown:

Statistically speaking, there's no contest. Westbrook averaged 21.9 ppg/8.2 apg/4.6 rpg/1.9 spg in the regular season vs. Conley's 13.7 ppg/6.5 apg/3.0 rpg/1.8 spg.

During the Spurs series, Conley improved to 14.3 ppg, 6.2 apg and 4.5 rpg. Westbrook's line in the Nuggets series was 23.8 ppg, 6.2 apg, 6.0 rpg.

Athletically speaking, again no contest. All-Star Westbrook is too quick, too fearless, too everything, for Conley to contain. Conley is solid and very good in the pick-and-roll, but he's not at Westbrook's level.

Westbrook's confidence may have been shaken with the backlash hurled his way for his Game 4 performance (12-of-30 shooting and failed attempts to win the game by hoisting late erratic threes), but he remembered Durant was playing in Game 5.

Advantage: Thunder


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.....................l............Thabo Sefolosha ________l_______l___l_______ Tony Allen

The Breakdown:

As Thunder fans know Allen turns it up a notch, a huge notch, when he plays this team. In the four regular season games against the Thunder, Allen posted a season-high average of 18.8 ppg, along with ten total steals. However, he also posted 17 fouls, the most against any team.

Sefolosha, like Allen, is lockdown perimeter specialist. As good as Sefolosha is (not offensively though), Allen's intensity and leadership, both strong factors in the Grizzlies' success, are clear advantages. Watch for Allen to share in duties to guard Westbrook if Conley struggles.

Advantage: Grizzlies


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...........................l.........Kevin Durant ____________________________ Sam Young

The Breakdown:

You can bet the Grizzlies are working on their game plan now trying to answer the magic question: How can Durant be limited?

Young will start in the position; a combination of Shane Battier, Allen and Young will do their level best to guard the wily forward, who happens to be the league's back-to-back scoring champion and two-time All-Star.

Durant averaged 32.4 points in the Denver series (with 3.2 three-pointers per game) despite hands in his face and double-teaming efforts. His length and agility allows him to get a shot off from almost anywhere. Plus, he's added "clutch" to his resume. Battier has the highest probability of playing the most minutes guarding Durant without fouling; his ability to alter shots cannot be overlooked.

Advantage: Thunder


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........................l.............Serge Ibaka ____________l_______________ Zach Randolph

The Breakdown:

The battle of the bigs is key to this game (we're including Kendrick Perkins and Marc Gasol here, too). The Gasol/Randolph tandem was too much for the Spurs. Facing this type of size in the playoffs is precisely why Thunder general manager Sam Presti acquired Perkins and veteran Nazr Mohammed.

It's imperative to note that the 3-1 Memphis vs. Thunder record in the regular season was without Perkins. Again, the bigs matchup is what to watch.

Randolph had an outstanding regular season and looks to repeat in the postseason. He averaged 20.1 ppg/12.2 rpg during the season and 21.5 ppg/9.2 rpg in the Spurs series. In Game 6, he scored 31 points (17 came in the fourth quarter) and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Ibaka, at only 21 years of age, is turning into a defensive beast and offensive threat. In the five playoffs game vs. Denver, he posted 10.2 ppg, 11.2 rebounds and 4.8 bpg (nine blocks in Game 5). In fact, he logged his best scoring and rebound record during the two road games in Denver.

In those four regular-season games, Randolph was guarded by ex-Thunder Jeff Green. It's a different picture now with Ibaka in place.

Advantage: Even


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....................................Kendrick Perkins ______________l__________ Marc Gasol

The Breakdown:

The difference here is that Gasol (14.2 ppg/12.3 rpg in Round 1) can play more effectively on both ends of the court, while Perkins (5.4 ppg/6.6 in Round 1) makes his money protecting the rim.
There's a lot of unknown here since the two haven't had the pleasure of meeting this year. Gasol is riding high on confidence and has answered the call to step up in the postseason. Tough-minded Perkins has played just 21 games in total with his new team. Is handling the 7'1" Gasol too much to expect? How will Gasol respond to Perkins' considerably physical-style of play?

Advantage: Even



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Memphis Grizzlies: Oklahoma City Thunder:
Points: Zach Randolph - 20.1 Kevin Durant - 27.7
Rebounds: Zach Randolph - 12.2 Kendrick Perkins* - 7.9
Assists: Mike Conley - 6.5 Russell Westbrook - 8.2
Blocks: Marc Gasol - 1.7 Serge Ibaka - 2.4
Steals: Tony Allen - 1.8 Russell Westbrook - 1.9
Field Goal %: Marc Gasol - 52.7 Nazr Mohammed* - 57.3
3-Point %: Mike Conley - 36.9 Daequan Cook - 42.2
Efficient FG %: Marc Gasol - 52.9 Daequan Cook - 61.6
True Shooting %: Marc Gasol - 58.0 Daequan Cook - 63.0
Minutes: Zach Randolph - 36.3 Kevin Durant - 38.9
PER: Zach Randolph - 22.6 Kevin Durant - 23.6
Win Shares: Zach Randolph - 10.5 Kevin Durant - 12.0




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Memphis Wins Season Series 3-1

Grizzlies 110, Thunder 105 - January 4, 2011 (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=310104029)

Thunder 109, Grizzlies 100 - January 8, 2011 (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=310108025)

Grizzlies 105, Thunder 101 - February 8, 2011 (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=310208025)

Grizzlies 107, Thunder 101 - March 7, 2011 (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=310307029)



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Tarheels23
05-09-2011, 10:17 AM
Let's go Grizz!!!!

The Jokemaker
05-09-2011, 10:26 AM
Memphis has to come out hot and actually make their shots in the paint. If they can do that and continue their defense, it could rattle the Thunder early. Should be a close game!

Hangtime
05-09-2011, 10:55 AM
Memphis has to come out hot and actually make their shots in the paint. If they can do that and continue their defense, it could rattle the Thunder early. Should be a close game!

This^

They need to establish that inside presence with Zbo and Gasol. Get them going early.

TotesMagotes
05-09-2011, 11:13 AM
...The Dallas Mavericks have tip-toed into the NBA Finals as the very talented OKC Thunder and surprise upstart Memphis Grizzlies swap conferences in the middle of the playoffs.

Just kidding, SteBo. Just pointing out the typo.

Great series, but OKC should start pulling it together as long as Westbrook remembers that he has four other guys on the floor with him.

Baller1
05-09-2011, 11:32 AM
I don't even know what to expect in this game. We dominated for the first 42 minutes of game 3, and some how managed to completely implode and let them win the game. We're the better team, but Memphis is playing with more urgency and heart right now. If we play for 48 minutes tonight instead of 42, I think we'll win.

haggis
05-09-2011, 11:33 AM
Hey Stebo-

It's the WC Semis... ;)

SteBO
05-09-2011, 11:34 AM
Hey Stebo-

It's the WC Semis... ;)

:laugh:

Silly me, it's fixed.

BlondeBomber41
05-09-2011, 01:14 PM
Just hoping for a nice long series where both teams beat the piss out of each other and the vets on the Mavs get plenty of rest. :)

MrfadeawayJB
05-09-2011, 01:14 PM
I don't even know what to expect in this game. We dominated for the first 42 minutes of game 3, and some how managed to completely implode and let them win the game. We're the better team, but Memphis is playing with more urgency and heart right now. If we play for 48 minutes tonight instead of 42, I think we'll win.

I would be careful with that statement. OKC clearly has the better players (Durant, Westbrook) or should i say star power in westbrooks case, but that does not mean the better team. Memphis does it with 5-7 guys in double figures every game, while OKC mostly depends on 2 guys. Sometimes Harden shows up, sometimes Ibaka shows up (offensively) but I think Memphis is the better team

iggypop123
05-09-2011, 02:20 PM
i want to watch this game more than the bos miami game. is there something wrong with me?

JordansBulls
05-09-2011, 03:01 PM
i want to watch this game more than the bos miami game. is there something wrong with me?
No, it is more intriguing.

mjokc
05-09-2011, 03:10 PM
I don't even know what to expect in this game. We dominated for the first 42 minutes of game 3, and some how managed to completely implode and let them win the game. We're the better team, but Memphis is playing with more urgency and heart right now. If we play for 48 minutes tonight instead of 42, I think we'll win.

Memphis has beaten us 5 - 7 times this season, I wouldn't say that we are the better team. However, I will say that we absolutely got screwed by the refs in game 3. Memphis was allowed to play as physical as they wanted to meanwhile on the other end OKC was called for ticky tacky ********.

The Jokemaker
05-09-2011, 04:59 PM
Memphis has beaten us 5 - 7 times this season, I wouldn't say that we are the better team. However, I will say that we absolutely got screwed by the refs in game 3. Memphis was allowed to play as physical as they wanted to meanwhile on the other end OKC was called for ticky tacky ********.

I'd say Westbrook ballhogging it in the second half determined the outcome of that game and not the refs. Also, don't think you're going to win a "the refs screwed us" argument when your team has Durant and Westbrook and are seen as the "darlings" of the NBA.

210Don
05-09-2011, 05:09 PM
lets go grizz same exact story of 1st series win game 1 lose 2 win 3 & 4

iggypop123
05-09-2011, 05:12 PM
Memphis has beaten us 5 - 7 times this season, I wouldn't say that we are the better team. However, I will say that we absolutely got screwed by the refs in game 3. Memphis was allowed to play as physical as they wanted to meanwhile on the other end OKC was called for ticky tacky ********.

i watched the game. in the first half it was all okc getting to do what they wanted in the paint. shove push anything. in the 4th westbrook tried to win and by the time durant got the ball allen made it extremeley tough to shoot

ohreally
05-09-2011, 05:53 PM
I'm pulling for the Grizz, and I expect them to play their game from the start tonight.

It will be close at some point, but I think the Grizz take it going away.

J.Twiggy
05-09-2011, 05:58 PM
The Thunder really let the last game go they had it in the bag and just let it slip away i think they will end up regretting that.

Baller1
05-09-2011, 06:46 PM
Memphis is getting to much hype... If they happen advance, Dallas will wipe them up.

MrfadeawayJB
05-09-2011, 06:48 PM
Memphis is getting to much hype... If they happen advance, Dallas will wipe them up.

Memphis getting too much hype??? Smh look in the mirror, OKC has been deamed the "NBA darlings" for like 3 years now. People are just real excited about memphis and thier style of play this year. If half these new fans saw memphis consistently all season, they would respect the team alot more. It is not our fault we had 2 games on National tv this year (not counting nbatv)

iggypop123
05-09-2011, 06:51 PM
Memphis is getting to much hype... If they happen advance, Dallas will wipe them up.

:laugh:

Crackadalic
05-09-2011, 06:52 PM
Memphis beat OKC handily tonight

MrfadeawayJB
05-09-2011, 06:53 PM
Memphis is getting to much hype... If they happen advance, Dallas will wipe them up.

So if memphis does go to dallas and get "wiped out" what does that leave for your thunder? They got beat by the team that got wiped out by dallas? lol

The Jokemaker
05-09-2011, 07:14 PM
Memphis getting too much hype??? Smh look in the mirror, OKC has been deamed the "NBA darlings" for like 3 years now. People are just real excited about memphis and thier style of play this year. If half these new fans saw memphis consistently all season, they would respect the team alot more. It is not our fault we had 2 games on National tv this year (not counting nbatv)

Exactly. Memphis is actually finally getting SEEN by most fans and are realizing "hey, that's a good way to play basketball" and pull for them. They score in the paint, play aggressive defense and play *gasp* as a team.

And here's the bonus. This team didn't have all these expectations. They are already in the bonus round and just having some fun. If they don't win another game they've already made a ton of franchise history and set the stage for future runs in the playoffs.

J.Twiggy
05-09-2011, 07:33 PM
Thats what makes Memphis so dangerous they are play with nothing to lose and everything to gain and plus there just having fun.

mttwlsn16
05-09-2011, 07:52 PM
grizzlies continue their undefeatedness in the playoffs at home, go up 3-1 :clap:

Chi StateOfMind
05-09-2011, 08:22 PM
Great job on the GT Stebo:clap: I thought Brent made it, I had to scroll back up and double check.

I got Memphis winning this game. They are playing with all time high confidence and are extremely tough to beat at home. Looking forward to this game. Westbrook needs to step up today.

mzgrizz
05-09-2011, 08:33 PM
i want to watch this game more than the bos miami game. is there something wrong with me?

No !! We made you BELIEVE!!!

lilojmayo
05-09-2011, 09:10 PM
its no secret by now going to need my man OJ Mayo to play well. This series is over though.

The Jokemaker
05-09-2011, 09:11 PM
its no secret by now going to need my man OJ Mayo to play well. This series is over though.

If Mayo can keep up that tough defense on Westbrook I'd expect him to play major minutes

210Don
05-09-2011, 09:53 PM
best team in league no doubt in my mind call me crazy all you want there about to beat TWO Championship contenders

Crackadalic
05-09-2011, 09:56 PM
Finally the next game and Memphis is up 10

Sadds The Gr8
05-09-2011, 09:57 PM
hopefully the griz can make this a better day by winning.

Avenged
05-09-2011, 10:05 PM
Go Grizz!

J.Twiggy
05-09-2011, 10:08 PM
Grizz off to a flying start.

Crackadalic
05-09-2011, 10:16 PM
Memphis is just the better team right now

J.Twiggy
05-09-2011, 10:22 PM
Still very early but the Grizz have all the momentum.

iggypop123
05-09-2011, 10:23 PM
anyone who says the grizz wouldnt have a good shot with dallas is stupid

Hangtime
05-09-2011, 10:28 PM
Damn.....Grizz got that swag back

Crackadalic
05-09-2011, 10:30 PM
This is just a epic beatdown

JJ_JKidd
05-09-2011, 10:34 PM
Grizz owning! Where's that Durant next best player? LOL :facepalm:

Avenged
05-09-2011, 10:36 PM
Grizzlies will hold their own against Dallas, quote that.

northsider
05-09-2011, 10:36 PM
Grizz are turning heads.

Chi StateOfMind
05-09-2011, 10:37 PM
Man Memphis beatin' that a--.

210Don
05-09-2011, 10:37 PM
grizz over dallas, quote that

marvILLous
05-09-2011, 10:37 PM
lol it's only the first half, OKC can easily come back within a span of 5 minutes at any time.. whether they do it or not is another question, but stop acting like this game is done. far from over

Cano4prez
05-09-2011, 10:37 PM
Grizzlies are the truth

J.Twiggy
05-09-2011, 10:38 PM
Grizz just ambushed the Thunder from the very start.

Jewelz0376
05-09-2011, 10:39 PM
Grizz def won't get destroyed by the p&r like Lakers against the Mavs....they got the perimeter defenders to lock down terry, barea, etc.... And ZBO will most def go at Dirk unlike Pau

AddiX
05-09-2011, 10:43 PM
I love watching randolph completely manhandle Perkins all series. Perkins got a little too cocky this year.

Kobes a Killer
05-09-2011, 10:44 PM
Grizz def won't get destroyed by the p&r like Lakers against the Mavs....they got the perimeter defenders to lock down terry, barea, etc.... And ZBO will most def go at Dirk unlike Pau

Yep, our pick and roll defense was and is horrendous

Avenged
05-09-2011, 10:45 PM
baller where you at!?!

Don't show up when/if the Thunder come back. ;)

Chi StateOfMind
05-09-2011, 10:46 PM
Man no one predicted Memphis doin this in this years playoffs. (except Memphis fans and they probably weren't sure they would go this far).

Chi StateOfMind
05-09-2011, 10:53 PM
OKC making a comeback right here.

iggypop123
05-09-2011, 10:54 PM
ft's starting to pile up in okc favor

Tanakid777
05-09-2011, 10:55 PM
Durant got ignored hard by Harden right there

D-Leethal
05-09-2011, 10:55 PM
why the **** is everyone on OKC ignoring a wide open Durant?

LTBaByyy
05-09-2011, 10:55 PM
Give Durant the ball are they dumb he is calling for it!!!!!

Last time I checked he was a top 5 player in the NBA

Crackadalic
05-09-2011, 10:57 PM
They were on the same HS team? wow

SOMATS
05-09-2011, 10:59 PM
WOW! What a SWAT!

The Jokemaker
05-09-2011, 10:59 PM
Momentum swing. Lot of calls here lately against the Grizz.

Chi StateOfMind
05-09-2011, 10:59 PM
They were on the same HS team? wow

Exactly what I said.

LTBaByyy
05-09-2011, 11:00 PM
Westbrook does not like Durant lol

210don was talking trash and saying the Spurs would win easy

Then once they lose he praises the Grizzlies saying they are the best team in the league????? Hahahaha

And he was serious. The Bulls Heat and Lakers were the best teams in the league

And we just beat one of them, swept to be technical

The Jokemaker
05-09-2011, 11:00 PM
Arthur didn't touch him. That wasn't a foul.

iggypop123
05-09-2011, 11:02 PM
okc back in the game with tons of ft. nothing new

210Don
05-09-2011, 11:03 PM
grizz should still pull this one out they have better late game defense and better late game execution.
i never expected them to be this good but from what i have seen there the best team left going through two championship teams cant be denied.

D-Leethal
05-09-2011, 11:03 PM
alot of ridiculous calls going on tonight in both games ........... wtf happened to playoff basketball

ChiTownPacerFan
05-09-2011, 11:05 PM
Arthur didn't touch him. That wasn't a foul.

As bad as a call as there can be. It's like the ref wasn't even watching the play, and then thought, "oh he missed the layup, there must have been a foul."

210Don
05-09-2011, 11:06 PM
kenny smith spittin that real grizz a matchup nightmare

lilojmayo
05-09-2011, 11:09 PM
Man no one predicted Memphis doin this in this years playoffs. (except Memphis fans and they probably weren't sure they would go this far).

I had us going to the WCFs months ago, and had a feeling we could beat Lakers, but I said loose in 7 to Lakers.

I ended up looking like the idiot on that.

ChiTownPacerFan
05-09-2011, 11:10 PM
I really thought Ish Smith would be a good backup NBA point guard. Oh well, he still has the best first name in the NBA.

210Don
05-09-2011, 11:15 PM
I had us going to the WCFs months ago, and had a feeling we could beat Lakers, but I said loose in 7 to Lakers.

I ended up looking like the idiot on that.

your smart. i love the grizz wouldnt want to have loss to a better team!

LTBaByyy
05-09-2011, 11:19 PM
If the Thunder win, Grizzlies fans can thank 210Don for jinxing it

Theres one thing to be sincere its another to be frontin

We can tell bro

MrfadeawayJB
05-09-2011, 11:21 PM
We got to turn it on right from the start like we did in the first half! Go Grizz!!!

MrfadeawayJB
05-09-2011, 11:24 PM
I bet Westbrook gets ejected before the game ends

LTBaByyy
05-09-2011, 11:25 PM
Mark my words, Westbrook will be traded or he will leave OKC within 3 -4 years

Durant and him keep feuding for 1st option, and Durant just yelled at him haha

MrfadeawayJB
05-09-2011, 11:29 PM
Marc needs to keep shooting that every time

Chi StateOfMind
05-09-2011, 11:30 PM
Mark my words, Westbrook will be traded or he will leave OKC within 3 -4 years

Durant and him keep feuding for 1st option, and Durant just yelled at him haha

Might be sooner then you think.

marvILLous
05-09-2011, 11:31 PM
someone upload that durant dunk on youtube asap please!

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 11:31 PM
Westbrook

mjokc
05-09-2011, 11:34 PM
Notice how everyone gets quiet when OKC plays like they can.

210Don
05-09-2011, 11:36 PM
this grizz team is so resilient crazy cause there a young team. never get rattled

MrfadeawayJB
05-09-2011, 11:36 PM
Westbrook has all the tools to be a great pg in this league, he needs to get his mind right and quit being selfish

MrfadeawayJB
05-09-2011, 11:38 PM
somebody take a charge, westbrook is out of control all the time

ohreally
05-09-2011, 11:39 PM
C'mon Grizz!!!

marvILLous
05-09-2011, 11:40 PM
somebody take a charge, westbrook is out of control all the time

lol no one's fast enough to get in front of him for a charge

MrfadeawayJB
05-09-2011, 11:41 PM
OJ looking great tonight

210Don
05-09-2011, 11:41 PM
ojjjjjjjjj da juiceman

MrfadeawayJB
05-09-2011, 11:42 PM
lol no one's fast enough to get in front of him for a charge

yeah i know lol... but i will live with him taking jumpers all day long, we just got to anticipate when he is driving and be ready to take a charge. I mean, its not like he would pass to a wide open team-mate or anything

mjokc
05-09-2011, 11:42 PM
Lol, now everybody wants to comment again when grizz take the lead again. Lol, this is hate for OKC is hilarious.

ChiTownPacerFan
05-09-2011, 11:44 PM
If anyone is still wondering why the NBA may influence the outcomes of games: the Heat/Celtics game thread is at 101 pages and counting, this one is at 6. That is almost a 2000 percent drop off in fan interest. Just saying.

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 11:45 PM
Bad shot Z Bo

MrfadeawayJB
05-09-2011, 11:46 PM
lol @ perkins thinking he is any good

MrfadeawayJB
05-09-2011, 11:50 PM
smh head at ft count... guess thats what happens when you got Kevin Durant

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 11:51 PM
Gasol

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 11:51 PM
Should be a good finish, I agree whoever wins this game will go onto win the series!

mjokc
05-09-2011, 11:53 PM
smh head at ft count... guess thats what happens when you got Kevin Durant

You really crying about the refs? Memphis has been allowed to foul KD and get it all series long.

210Don
05-09-2011, 11:55 PM
lets go grizz

MrfadeawayJB
05-09-2011, 11:56 PM
You really crying about the refs? Memphis has been allowed to foul KD and get it all series long.

I just think its bogus they let them play physical in the post on both ends but called handchecks and other stuff when durant has the ball

210Don
05-09-2011, 11:57 PM
no one is hating on the thunder ive said all year there overrated and alot of people think that

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 11:59 PM
I just hope for a great finish

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 11:59 PM
Arthur

Sadds The Gr8
05-10-2011, 12:00 AM
this GT absolutely sucks compared to Heat/Celtics

TheRunKiller
05-10-2011, 12:02 AM
marc probably beat the crap outta pau when they were younger

mjokc
05-10-2011, 12:04 AM
I just think its bogus they let them play physical in the post on both ends but called handchecks and other stuff when durant has the ball

Uh dude... KD has been getting fouled by memphis all series long and not getting calls. I want you to look for KDs dunk a few minutes ago on youtube, notice zbo smacking KD directly and firmly in the face with no call. And they are not allowing physical play on both ends. 9 fouls have been called on thunder big men, 2 fouls have been called on grizzlies big men.

SOMATS
05-10-2011, 12:04 AM
Marc is the new Pau.

TheRunKiller
05-10-2011, 12:04 AM
this GT absolutely sucks compared to Heat/Celtics

I know :pity:

MrfadeawayJB
05-10-2011, 12:06 AM
Uh dude... KD has been getting fouled by memphis all series long and not getting calls. I want you to look for KDs dunk a few minutes ago on youtube, notice zbo smacking KD directly and firmly in the face with no call. And they are not allowing physical play on both ends. 9 fouls have been called on thunder big men, 2 fouls have been called on grizzlies big men.
Okc has no low post scorers, and also i know for a fact that Darrell Arthur has 3 fouls so that is not true

tredigs
05-10-2011, 12:06 AM
this GT absolutely sucks compared to Heat/Celtics

Besides the obvious HUGE following and anticipation of that series compared to this being two small market teams who never even sniff the conference finals, it's now past midnight on the East coast.

That said, this is a great series. But OKC is playing nowhere near their potential. They're lacking that confidence they likely won't have until they prove to themselves that they ARE truly contenders.

Sadds The Gr8
05-10-2011, 12:08 AM
Besides the obvious HUGE following and anticipation of that series compared to this being two small market teams who never even sniff the conference finals, it's now past midnight on the East coast.

That said, this is a great series. But OKC is playing nowhere near their potential. They're lacking that confidence they likely won't have until they prove to themselves that they ARE truly contenders.

yea that is true. it's past 12 here

MrfadeawayJB
05-10-2011, 12:08 AM
We got to keep our cool. We can still win this game

ChiTownPacerFan
05-10-2011, 12:08 AM
I understand cheating off of the 62 year old Mohammed, but you might want to cover him when he is right under the hoop.

TheRunKiller
05-10-2011, 12:09 AM
lol westbrook acting like he got hit hard

Sadds The Gr8
05-10-2011, 12:10 AM
get Gasol on the ****in court....

ChiTownPacerFan
05-10-2011, 12:10 AM
Lazy rebounding by the Grizz.

marvILLous
05-10-2011, 12:11 AM
lets gooooooo!! harden doing what westbrook and durant haven't been.. making his team better.. he's runnin this team right now

Hangtime
05-10-2011, 12:11 AM
Everthing in the paint for OKC. Has Randolph even touched the ball?

TheRunKiller
05-10-2011, 12:11 AM
your sig makes me want to :puke:

LTBaByyy
05-10-2011, 12:11 AM
Well thanks 210Don for jinxing the Grizzlies

Thunder will now win this series!!! I rather face them, they only have 2 scorers

And Durant doesnt play as good against Marion

ChiTownPacerFan
05-10-2011, 12:12 AM
get Gasol on the ****in court....

Agreed, and goddamn your sig makes me queasy.

tredigs
05-10-2011, 12:13 AM
lets gooooooo!! harden doing what westbrook and durant haven't been.. making his team better.. he's runnin this team right now

That's what I'm talking about with my roommate. Such a more willing/intelligent decision maker than Westbrook has been in this series. He was so much more willing to tone it down and set up his teammates with the late/smart dish in the regular season, too. It's frustrating to see him playing out of his optimal zone right now.

mdm692
05-10-2011, 12:14 AM
Start harden pg hes better shooter and actually passes the ball. . . High bball iq as well

210Don
05-10-2011, 12:14 AM
damn game slippin away

MrfadeawayJB
05-10-2011, 12:14 AM
I hoe WEstbrook starts ball hogging again lol

Sadds The Gr8
05-10-2011, 12:14 AM
what a travel...

Cano4prez
05-10-2011, 12:14 AM
Game

ChiTownPacerFan
05-10-2011, 12:16 AM
Crowd chanting "refs you suck"?

Sadds The Gr8
05-10-2011, 12:17 AM
wow Gasol gets no touches when Randolph is on the court...

mzgrizz
05-10-2011, 12:17 AM
We are being held up !!! Someone call the cops !!!! They are 3 men in black and white stripes

ohreally
05-10-2011, 12:18 AM
We got to keep our cool. We can still win this game

True. But the Thunder are playing well right now and the defense isn't stopping anybody. Have to turn things up quickly.

And that Randolph miss and Westbrook and1 means you have to pick it up even quicker.

This so far isn't a good night. The Celts lost, the Grizz are going to have to clamp down to avoid a total bummer.

OK, this could be 6. Well, 7.

Memphis!!!!

mzgrizz
05-10-2011, 12:18 AM
NBA wants to keep their chosen team. But Conley's play is what we are missing

MrfadeawayJB
05-10-2011, 12:19 AM
keep scoring keep getting stops

mzgrizz
05-10-2011, 12:19 AM
Doable but we have to get some calls

JJ_JKidd
05-10-2011, 12:20 AM
OKC is winning :cry:

Rego247
05-10-2011, 12:20 AM
cmon grizz hang in there.

MrfadeawayJB
05-10-2011, 12:20 AM
NBA wants to keep their chosen team. But Conley's play is what we are missing

I agree, he needs to shoot whenever they go under the screens. We miss that from him tonight, he is like 1-7 tonight

mzgrizz
05-10-2011, 12:21 AM
Energy is back in the crowd. Can we infuse it in the Grizz?? B

MrfadeawayJB
05-10-2011, 12:22 AM
Please choke again OKC.... :pray:

mzgrizz
05-10-2011, 12:22 AM
Let's do it Grizzlies!!!!

ohreally
05-10-2011, 12:22 AM
Nice make, OJ.

Big defensive stand coming up here.

ChiTownPacerFan
05-10-2011, 12:23 AM
Looking at the box score, this game is crazy even statistically.

Rego247
05-10-2011, 12:23 AM
gasssooolllll

ohreally
05-10-2011, 12:23 AM
Nice!

Nicer!

DEFENSE!!!!!!!!!!!

Sadds The Gr8
05-10-2011, 12:23 AM
give gasol the ****in ball **** ZBO

mzgrizz
05-10-2011, 12:24 AM
Damn westbrook

Sadds The Gr8
05-10-2011, 12:24 AM
wow omfg.....

ohreally
05-10-2011, 12:24 AM
Damn, Zach.

Rego247
05-10-2011, 12:25 AM
give the ****ing ball to gasol..fuccck.

sargon21
05-10-2011, 12:26 AM
why the hell doesn't durant ever iso instead of rwb?

SOMATS
05-10-2011, 12:26 AM
Memphis absolutely needs to come up with a key stop or two.

Rego247
05-10-2011, 12:26 AM
cmon grizzzz.

Ollie Tabooger
05-10-2011, 12:26 AM
lol westbrook

ChiTownPacerFan
05-10-2011, 12:27 AM
What a great game this has been.

tredigs
05-10-2011, 12:27 AM
Let's see if Westbrook gives it up on this possession. I'm not entirely convinced.

MrfadeawayJB
05-10-2011, 12:28 AM
Westbrook has actually made quite a few tough shots tonight. His head will probably get so big he will take 30+ shots next game lol

ohreally
05-10-2011, 12:28 AM
Two stops and rebounds needed.

Lets Go!

Havoc Wreaker
05-10-2011, 12:29 AM
Gasol got pushed.

MrfadeawayJB
05-10-2011, 12:30 AM
travel much perkins?

Havoc Wreaker
05-10-2011, 12:30 AM
Wow...

MrfadeawayJB
05-10-2011, 12:30 AM
Beleive memphis!!!!

WickedBadMan
05-10-2011, 12:31 AM
Perkins... you fat ****.

sargon21
05-10-2011, 12:31 AM
who takes the shot?

ChiTownPacerFan
05-10-2011, 12:32 AM
Smart foul by Gasol. No need to hoist a three here. Feed it inside to Gasol or Randolph.

Havoc Wreaker
05-10-2011, 12:32 AM
Awful shot.

Rego247
05-10-2011, 12:32 AM
what the **** mayo ur a ****ing morron. :facepalm:

MrfadeawayJB
05-10-2011, 12:32 AM
needed a better shot than that get a stop

ChiTownPacerFan
05-10-2011, 12:33 AM
Awful shot by Mayo.

Havoc Wreaker
05-10-2011, 12:33 AM
Holy ****ing ****

sargon21
05-10-2011, 12:33 AM
wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Slimsim
05-10-2011, 12:33 AM
holy **** Conley

210Don
05-10-2011, 12:33 AM
wow....

redsox0717
05-10-2011, 12:33 AM
I just pooped my pants

maddBat
05-10-2011, 12:33 AM
Mikeee conleyyy!!!

Rego247
05-10-2011, 12:33 AM
COOOOOOOOOOOOOONlEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYY

John Walls Era
05-10-2011, 12:33 AM
I didn't know Conley was clutch like that.... damn.

Ollie Tabooger
05-10-2011, 12:33 AM
Ahhhhhh!!!!!!! Conley!!

jsimms92
05-10-2011, 12:33 AM
wow i turn my t.v on to check out the grizz game and thats the shot i see

JiffyMix88
05-10-2011, 12:33 AM
holy ****!

HuRRiCaNeS324
05-10-2011, 12:33 AM
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my GOooooooooooooood!!!! lol Crazy shot!!

Havoc Wreaker
05-10-2011, 12:33 AM
That was sad defense by the Thunder, how the hell are you going to allow him that much space?

MrfadeawayJB
05-10-2011, 12:34 AM
Beleive!!!!!!! Memphis!!!!! Get one stop please!!! I have seen KD make Game winners, just one stop please!!!!

sargon21
05-10-2011, 12:34 AM
last shot?

durant better ****in get it

pear1jamten
05-10-2011, 12:34 AM
holy **** what a shot

ChiTownPacerFan
05-10-2011, 12:34 AM
I love me some Mike Conley. Hell yeah!

Cromedome
05-10-2011, 12:34 AM
Whoooo!!

Slimsim
05-10-2011, 12:34 AM
i'm confident Grizzles can get a stop unlike my Knicks

Ollie Tabooger
05-10-2011, 12:34 AM
westbrook loves to lose games singlehandedly

Wade_County
05-10-2011, 12:34 AM
I swear Durant better get this shot

Cubsfan365
05-10-2011, 12:34 AM
LOL When will Westbrook learn to get the ball to Durant??? :laugh:

ohreally
05-10-2011, 12:34 AM
Great block, Marc.

Great shot, Mike.

DEFENSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WickedBadMan
05-10-2011, 12:34 AM
Should have fouled him inside 3.

ChiTownPacerFan
05-10-2011, 12:35 AM
Here comes a Durant 20 footer.

redsox0717
05-10-2011, 12:35 AM
Tony Allen will make sure this game gets to OT

Tanakid777
05-10-2011, 12:35 AM
Clutch!!!

marvILLous
05-10-2011, 12:35 AM
durant for the game winner

Wade_County
05-10-2011, 12:35 AM
someone needs to handcuff Westbrook to a chair for the next 3.5 seconds

tredigs
05-10-2011, 12:35 AM
If Westbrook touches the ****ing ball (unless he makes the winning dish) - even if he makes the game winning shot, I will be pissed.

HuRRiCaNeS324
05-10-2011, 12:35 AM
If Westbrook shoots this, he better pray to God he makes it. He better not shoot it though, ill be pissed

pear1jamten
05-10-2011, 12:35 AM
i'm confident Grizzles can get a stop unlike my Knicks

:eyebrow:

Avenged
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
Westbrook fail again! :facepalm:

Wade_County
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
surprise surprise

jsimms92
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
why westbrook???

pear1jamten
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
ova'time Memphis better win this now

redsox0717
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
LOL Westbrook

Cubsfan365
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
Westbrook takes the shot...again. :laugh:

Sadds The Gr8
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
wow why the **** do they use Westbrook to close games?

Slimsim
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
Why not Durant for the last shot ?

Ollie Tabooger
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
westbrick comes through again

210Don
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
the grizzlies are like roaches never say die!!!!! what a team this is history!

Rego247
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
lol westbroook.

29$JerZ
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
Westbrook isn't clutch

Tanakid777
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
Westbrook bothers me

HuRRiCaNeS324
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
Tbh they had no choice but to give it to him lol. Battier wasnt gonna let it go to KD

John Walls Era
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
Why is Kevin not getting the ball? WTF is this. Grizz deserve this one, and if the Thunder don't start giving the ball to KD, they will lose again.

MrfadeawayJB
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
hahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahhahahahah Westbrook shot it!!! YES!!! OT baby lets get it grizz!!

jzero
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
why is westbrook selfish

tredigs
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
Wow, Thunder. You are lost.

redsox0717
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
Why is Kevin not getting the ball? WTF is this. Grizz deserve this one, and if the Thunder don't start giving the ball to KD, they will lose again.

Because of Tony Allen.

Avenged
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
Any team has a shot against the Thunder down the stretch if this is going to continue to happen. They don't learn from their mistakes.

sargon21
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
god damn westbrook smh

ChiTownPacerFan
05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
Even I think that was ridiculous. That ball has to go to Durant.

Cubsfan365
05-10-2011, 12:37 AM
Honestly WTF is Westbrook thinking?? He just wants to be the go-to guy sooo badly IMO

Mudvayne91
05-10-2011, 12:37 AM
OT, snap. Let's go Grizz

sargon21
05-10-2011, 12:37 AM
Tbh they had no choice but to give it to him lol. Battier wasnt gonna let it go to KD

kd was open

pear1jamten
05-10-2011, 12:37 AM
wow why the **** do they use Westbrook to close games?

Why the **** do you have that nauseating GIF as your sig?

WickedBadMan
05-10-2011, 12:37 AM
I think it's pretty evident Durant is getting smothered by D.

I doubt Westbrook was out there, "Hey get me the ball!!!"

Eagles4Lyfe
05-10-2011, 12:37 AM
woah wth where did this sudden surge of fans come from, how the hell did it go from 3-76 like that:|

northsider
05-10-2011, 12:37 AM
Sooo I been missing a good one.

Kyle N.
05-10-2011, 12:38 AM
holy **** what a shot

:nod: Exactly what I was going to say.

redsox0717
05-10-2011, 12:38 AM
kd was open

No he wasn't?

mdm692
05-10-2011, 12:38 AM
Thx u westbrook thx for bein a retrd and ball hogger somebody please tell him HE IS NOT KEVIN DURANT AND TO PASS THE BALL!!!!

John Walls Era
05-10-2011, 12:38 AM
I heard how Westbrook is kind of like the vocal leader of the team, but this is getting ridiculous. I hope he doesn't think hes better than KD. Give the man the ball and do your job as a PG.

Eagles4Lyfe
05-10-2011, 12:38 AM
Why the **** do you have that nauseating GIF as your sig?

So guys like you can have something to look at

nitric
05-10-2011, 12:38 AM
Memphis will hang Westbrook's number at the FedEx Forum

HuRRiCaNeS324
05-10-2011, 12:38 AM
kd was open

From 30 feet away from the basket with his momentum carrying him to halfcourt. No chance he puts up a good shot.

Actually looking at the replay, he wasn't even open...

poleandreel
05-10-2011, 12:38 AM
Holy **** durant was denied the ball so he had to shoot that. Stfu

we wouldnt be in this game if it wasnt for westbrook. Durant is playing like a ***** and cant take physical play. He is like 4-16

jzero
05-10-2011, 12:38 AM
I heard how Westbrook is kind of like the vocal leader of the team, but this is getting ridiculous. I hope he doesn't think hes better than KD. Give the man the ball and do your job as a PG.

its that shooting guard DNA

northsider
05-10-2011, 12:39 AM
Crazy ****.

pear1jamten
05-10-2011, 12:39 AM
what a bad inbounds play

MrfadeawayJB
05-10-2011, 12:39 AM
Give them 5 minutes of hell Grizz!!!!

jzero
05-10-2011, 12:39 AM
battier is just an amazing defender
i can see the grizz shutting the heat down

WickedBadMan
05-10-2011, 12:39 AM
Hey what a shocker... play was for Durant *roll eyes*.

redsox0717
05-10-2011, 12:39 AM
If Memphis wins this series, then Wesbrook will be their MVP

pear1jamten
05-10-2011, 12:40 AM
So guys like you can have something to look at

......right :rolleyes:

Sadds The Gr8
05-10-2011, 12:41 AM
Durant was cheesed

Cubsfan365
05-10-2011, 12:41 AM
Durant looks pissed. I smell drama in OKC!

MrfadeawayJB
05-10-2011, 12:41 AM
good foul juice

allSUAVE
05-10-2011, 12:42 AM
Is Durant scared of Westbrook or something??

WickedBadMan
05-10-2011, 12:42 AM
I like that Durant wanted the ball though.

HuRRiCaNeS324
05-10-2011, 12:42 AM
Damn i dont remember Harden having hops like that in Arizona State. He flies!!!