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SteBO
05-11-2011, 05:31 PM
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Series tied 2-2


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(8th Seed, 46-36)_________ (4th Seed, 55-27)



Oklahoma City Arena
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Wednesday, May 11, 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...............Tony Allen ________l________l___l_______ Thabo Sefolosha

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

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.............Zach Randolph ____________l_____________ Serge Ibaka

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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.......................................Marc Gasol ________________l_________ Kendrick Perkins

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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CeeDub15
05-11-2011, 06:18 PM
Pulling for the Grizz, gonna be tough.

TheRunKiller
05-11-2011, 06:25 PM
Whoever wins this game will win the series! 3 OT's again? haha

Chi StateOfMind
05-11-2011, 06:29 PM
Whoever wins this game will win the series! 3 OT's again? haha

This. I believe OKC comes out this game and takes care of business. (Hopefully KD took care of business as well and I mean the whole Westbrook thingy.)

OKC 107-96

MrfadeawayJB
05-11-2011, 06:51 PM
I hope OKC comes out flat after such an emotional win. I know memphis will be tired, but vengance is on their minds. Go Grizz!!!!

KDM1986
05-11-2011, 07:02 PM
Im actually more excited for this game then the Heat Celtics game.

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 08:04 PM
Let's Go Grizzlies !!!:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
Let's Go Grizzlies !!!:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

Let's Do It !!!!!!!!!!

210Don
05-11-2011, 08:48 PM
this will be a tough one great game to watch though.

J.Twiggy
05-11-2011, 09:39 PM
The Thunder win this Durant and Westbrook are the x-factors.

StriveGreatness
05-11-2011, 09:42 PM
Let's go Thunder!

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 09:43 PM
Turnover Perkins

210Don
05-11-2011, 09:44 PM
grizz look active

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 09:45 PM
Good start for the Grizz, OKC playing really sloppy

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 09:47 PM
Nice dunk back by Sefolosha

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 09:49 PM
2 quick fouls on Ibaka

210Don
05-11-2011, 09:50 PM
love this type of play!

Baller1
05-11-2011, 09:52 PM
These refs have ****ed up 3 calls already. That Collison foul was absolutely pathetic... :laugh:

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 09:55 PM
Sloppy play by both teams. Understandable because of the three OT game

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 09:56 PM
Wow coast to coast KD!

Baller1
05-11-2011, 09:58 PM
Perkins you fatass... Wow.

NYKnicksAllDay
05-11-2011, 09:58 PM
Low scoring game. Both teams are obviously fatigued.

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 09:58 PM
Memphis getting some easy hoops in transition

Baller1
05-11-2011, 09:59 PM
Hmmm... Durant gets every call? That's two blatant fouls that haven't been called already.

NYKnicksAllDay
05-11-2011, 10:05 PM
Well South Park is on. Gotta take a break from the game.

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 10:06 PM
Nice triple from Harden

NBA_Starter
05-11-2011, 10:08 PM
Good start

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 10:11 PM
Not nervous anymore.

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 10:13 PM
You at the game Baller?

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 10:13 PM
Another Thunder turnover

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 10:14 PM
Shane is rusty

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 10:15 PM
This will be a sloppy game

nysportsfan1025
05-11-2011, 10:15 PM
Well South Park is on. Gotta take a break from the game.

its on again at 12 man... it can wait lol

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 10:15 PM
Z-bo got the nice bounce

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 10:15 PM
Lucky shot

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 10:16 PM
Now the game is starting to pick up

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 10:16 PM
Maybe Darrell the x factor?

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 10:18 PM
Hope I can keep my eyes open for 2 more hours. Still so tired from Mon game

NYKnicksAllDay
05-11-2011, 10:18 PM
its on again at 12 man... it can wait lol

Ehhh I'm not that patient. As long as I see the 2nd half of the game, I'm good.

nysportsfan1025
05-11-2011, 10:19 PM
funny there are 3 knicks fans in here ... we roll deep lol

NYKnicksAllDay
05-11-2011, 10:20 PM
funny there are 3 knicks fans in here ... we roll deep lol

Lol. I love basketball so I watch every game I can.

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 10:20 PM
You at the game Baller?

Guess not. I have a tough time posting and being there. Plus hard to keep Internet going. Scott Brooks couldn't inspire squat. See that "wired" segment?

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 10:21 PM
Both teams blowing some easy shots.

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 10:21 PM
Two on west

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 10:26 PM
Nice job Gasol!

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 10:27 PM
Bad shots

marvILLous
05-11-2011, 10:27 PM
oh yeahhhhh okc going on a run

what a pass by westbrook.. right over tony allen's head and between his arms haha

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 10:28 PM
Hollins never has figured how to stop a run with a timeout

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 10:28 PM
Nice pass by Westbrook

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 10:29 PM
There won't be OT tonigt because nothing is open after midnight in OKC :D

NYKnicksAllDay
05-11-2011, 10:31 PM
Nice airball on the layup.

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 10:31 PM
Yeah I remember that triple OT game in 04. Pistons lost but went on to win the title that year. Maybe a good sign for Memphis? lol

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 10:32 PM
Nice play by Thunder

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 10:33 PM
Good D by the Thunder

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 10:33 PM
Statistics just shown but I wouldn't bet on that

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 10:34 PM
Thats #3 on Perkins

ohreally
05-11-2011, 10:35 PM
Not looking good for Memphis.

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 10:35 PM
Gasol is such a good player

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 10:36 PM
Thats #3 on Perkins

Thunder should have done better than Perk

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 10:36 PM
OKC is getting all the loose basketballs right now.

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 10:37 PM
Great energy by the Thunder

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 10:38 PM
Thunder should have done better than Perk

I didn't mind it actually. They needed that physical presence down low and Perk is that.

NBA_Starter
05-11-2011, 10:43 PM
I didn't mind it actually. They needed that physical presence down low and Perk is that.

I think the deal worked out Great for the Thunder, Boston not so much!

MrfadeawayJB
05-11-2011, 10:45 PM
I'm just glad to be down by 10 at this point. Thunder crowd is going crazy, and i think we survived by only being down 10. Z-BO needs to quit forcing shots, other than that i think we will be ok. Basketball is a game of runs, we got ours coming in the second half!

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 10:46 PM
I think they could have done better.

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 10:46 PM
I think the deal worked out Great for the Thunder, Boston not so much!

I understand why they made the move but it really screwed Boston this year.

The Flash
05-11-2011, 10:54 PM
5 pages only

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 10:59 PM
Yeah who wants to watch an *** kicking?

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 11:00 PM
Not an ideal start for Memphis.

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:01 PM
Had no expectations coming into tonight. Still don't have any other than planning to NOT have to be up til 2A again

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 11:01 PM
Damn man the shots just aren't falling for Memphis.

MrfadeawayJB
05-11-2011, 11:01 PM
I'll take a layup for $200 Alex

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:02 PM
Anyone in foul trouble yet besides Perk?

MrfadeawayJB
05-11-2011, 11:02 PM
Good hustle marc

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 11:02 PM
Nice hustle by Gasol and good D by the Grizz

MrfadeawayJB
05-11-2011, 11:02 PM
Get Sam out of there Da*n

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:02 PM
I'll take History for $500

MrfadeawayJB
05-11-2011, 11:03 PM
since when is marc a shot blocker lol

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:04 PM
Time for a hot fudge sundae

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 11:05 PM
Nice pass by Mayo and dunk by Gasol

MrfadeawayJB
05-11-2011, 11:05 PM
why does mike fratello keep calling Mike conley "Conelly"...starting to piss me off

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 11:07 PM
Westbrook with the steal and slam!

Master Mind
05-11-2011, 11:07 PM
Nasty dunk

finalverse
05-11-2011, 11:08 PM
I can totally see Westbrook becoming a primadonna on and off the court. He showboats after every "good" play and cries for a foul everytime he misses. I hate that ****.

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:09 PM
why does mike fratello keep calling Mike conley "Conelly"...starting to piss me off

because all that hair dye has gone to his brain

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:10 PM
I can totally see Westbrook becoming a primadonna on and off the court. He showboats after every "good" play and cries for a foul everytime he misses. I hate that ****.

yeah he got a tech for that monday

MrfadeawayJB
05-11-2011, 11:11 PM
there was no fould there

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 11:11 PM
Almost a sick dunk by 'Brook

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:11 PM
smirky

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 11:12 PM
Nice steal Gasol

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:13 PM
what a world of difference in the 2 gasols

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 11:13 PM
A foul?

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:14 PM
typical second look

MrfadeawayJB
05-11-2011, 11:14 PM
maybe now we can go to gasol instead of z-bo forcing up shots

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:15 PM
did anyone really think all the investment in building up the Thunder by the NBA wouldn't pay off tonight?

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:16 PM
maybe now we can go to gasol instead of z-bo forcing up shots

watchout...you'll wake up hellcrooner

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:16 PM
smooth by marc

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 11:16 PM
Gasol with the fade away

NYKnicksAllDay
05-11-2011, 11:16 PM
Nice shot by Gasol.

Rego247
05-11-2011, 11:17 PM
give the ball to gasol.

NYKnicksAllDay
05-11-2011, 11:17 PM
Not looking good for Memphis. I hope they can come back.

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:19 PM
Perk is soooooooooo intimidating.............................

Jahari Kavi
05-11-2011, 11:19 PM
It's only right that we have a blowout after that amazing triple OT game the other night...the basketball Gods aren't that good.

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:20 PM
Not looking good for Memphis. I hope they can come back.

appreciate it but don't bet the bank on it

NBA_Starter
05-11-2011, 11:20 PM
It's only right that we have a blowout after that amazing triple OT game the other night...the basketball Gods aren't that good.

True, Game 6 could be another classic though!

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:21 PM
bennett salvatore = violet palmer for the Grizz

YoungOne
05-11-2011, 11:23 PM
grizzlies season will be next year, now you see why they need rudy gay.

MrfadeawayJB
05-11-2011, 11:24 PM
Perkins is the scariest altar boy ever

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:24 PM
holy crap.....now the NBA is touting Perk as an altar boy !!!!!!!

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 11:24 PM
Nice hustle by OKC, and 1 Collison

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:25 PM
is there any doubt NOW?

MrfadeawayJB
05-11-2011, 11:25 PM
Hollins should put in Leon Powe at this point, just to knock someone on their ***** and get everyone else's mind right. We are playing timid right now

jetsfan28
05-11-2011, 11:25 PM
Look at Collison earning that $13 million

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:26 PM
grizzlies season will be next year, now you see why they need rudy gay.

you are correct, sir

Jahari Kavi
05-11-2011, 11:26 PM
Lmao someone get that perkins altar boy photo up a.s.a.p.!!!!

ohreally
05-11-2011, 11:26 PM
The Grizz are looking awful all around with the exception of Gasol and he ain't exactly playing great either. Looks like you should just give this up now and save something for game 6 while hoping to give a better showing in game 7. Fighting to come back when you're obviously beat seems like it would probably be counterproductive.

I hate the very thought of that, but really...

Jahari Kavi
05-11-2011, 11:27 PM
grizzlies season will be next year, now you see why they need rudy gay.

Yeah could definitely use his offense right now......

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:27 PM
Look at Collison earning that $13 million

Collison makes $13M a year ???????????

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:27 PM
also we were screwed when they got the fired telestrator on this game

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:28 PM
The Grizz are looking awful all around with the exception of Gasol and he ain't exactly playing great either. Looks like you should just give this up now and save something for game 6 while hoping to give a better showing in game 7. Fighting to come back when you're obviously beat seems like it would probably be counterproductive.

I hate the very thought of that, but really...

Yep; ride the bench mostly and rest the rest

ohreally
05-11-2011, 11:29 PM
Hollins should put in Leon Powe at this point, just to knock someone on their ***** and get everyone else's mind right. We are playing timid right now

Not timid, just totally bushed.

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 11:29 PM
That looked like it was off Arthur

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:29 PM
where is ZBO said the rim

MrfadeawayJB
05-11-2011, 11:30 PM
Next year i would like to see us get some shooters, add that to rudy gay and we will be even more dangerous than this year

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:30 PM
HAHHHAAHHA even when we score we don't score

NBA_Starter
05-11-2011, 11:30 PM
Come on Grizz, make it closer at least!

Jahari Kavi
05-11-2011, 11:30 PM
nothing is goin right for the grizz tonight............KD in kill mode...get ready for game 6....hope this series goes 7.........

jetsfan28
05-11-2011, 11:30 PM
Collison makes $13M a year ???????????

Nope, but he makes it this year. Since the Thunder had cap room, they were able to make his contract ridiculously front loaded so they have more cap room in future years. $13250000 this year, followed by about 3, 3, 2.5, and 2 if I remember correctly.

MrfadeawayJB
05-11-2011, 11:31 PM
If we can't get this to within striking distance half way through the fourth, go with bench warmers and rest for game 6

Chi StateOfMind
05-11-2011, 11:31 PM
I put the game on OKC up 17. :speechless:

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:31 PM
there is a glimmer of hope in y cold little heart right now
Thunder dudes may get too cocky with this lead.......ooooooooops, never mind
ZBo is just so bad tonight

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 11:32 PM
Just a bad night tonight for the Grizz. I think we'll see a better team come Game 6.

Jahari Kavi
05-11-2011, 11:32 PM
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/227909_10150179776835683_502155682_7276286_2070233 _n.jpg

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:32 PM
nothing is goin right for the grizz tonight............KD in kill mode...get ready for game 6....hope this series goes 7.........

It will......unless the league signs up Joey Crawford, Violet Palmer and Tony Brothers for the game 6

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:33 PM
If we can't get this to within striking distance half way through the fourth, go with bench warmers and rest for game 6

Earth to Hollins..............

YoungOne
05-11-2011, 11:34 PM
Nope, but he makes it this year. Since the Thunder had cap room, they were able to make his contract ridiculously front loaded so they have more cap room in future years. $13250000 this year, followed by about 3, 3, 2.5, and 2 if I remember correctly.

didnt know that, what a great contract for the thunder!

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:35 PM
Nope, but he makes it this year. Since the Thunder had cap room, they were able to make his contract ridiculously front loaded so they have more cap room in future years. $13250000 this year, followed by about 3, 3, 2.5, and 2 if I remember correctly.

Ridiculous is the operative word here

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 11:36 PM
Jesus it seems every loose ball ends up in Collison's hands. lol

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:37 PM
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/227909_10150179776835683_502155682_7276286_2070233 _n.jpg

If I hadn't seen this altar boy picture of Perkins on TNT , I would have sworn it was photo shopped

NBA_Starter
05-11-2011, 11:37 PM
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/227909_10150179776835683_502155682_7276286_2070233 _n.jpg

I LoL'd irl!:laugh2:

Chi StateOfMind
05-11-2011, 11:37 PM
Well I guess no 3 OT's this game.

NBA_Starter
05-11-2011, 11:38 PM
There you go Z Bo!

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 11:38 PM
Man not even layups will fall right now for Memphis

NBA_Starter
05-11-2011, 11:38 PM
Well I guess no 3 OT's this game.

Maybe they will not disappoint next game!

NBA_Starter
05-11-2011, 11:39 PM
Man not even layups will fall right now for Memphis

This is one of those games where you figure out early on it just isn't your night!:(

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:40 PM
Haddadi has so little offense but the Memphis crowd loves him

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 11:41 PM
This is one of those games where you figure out early on it just isn't your night!:(

Yeah its too bad because I like Memphis. They remind me a lot of the 04 Pistons.

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:41 PM
This is one of those games where you figure out early on it just isn't your night!:(

Knew that yesterday

210Don
05-11-2011, 11:42 PM
z-bo has played horrible since kd called him teh best pf in league lol

nolin
05-11-2011, 11:43 PM
where is the fair-weather spurs / Gone grizzlies fan 210 Don at now?

YoungOne
05-11-2011, 11:43 PM
z-bo has played horrible since kd called him teh best pf in league lol

I think he looks tired

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:44 PM
Yeah its too bad because I like Memphis. They remind me a lot of the 04 Pistons.

Tune in Friday. Bet it's a different story

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:45 PM
z-bo has played horrible since kd called him teh best pf in league lol

You noticed that,too?? well, he should be convinced otherwise tonight

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:46 PM
Get MArc and ZBo out of the game Lionel
It was not to be tonight

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:47 PM
See Hollins??? Want ANYTHING out of Marc on Friday??

RZZZA
05-11-2011, 11:47 PM
this game sucks. Way to show up, Grizzlies

ohreally
05-11-2011, 11:47 PM
3-9, 3-15, 3-11, 2-8, 0-3, getting few rebounds and no loose balls. I just hope the Grizz take this for what it is.

Whay are Zach and Gasol still playing?

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 11:48 PM
Mine as well empty the benches at this point. Don't wanna have some freak injury happen.

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:48 PM
This game will have about half as many total points as game 4

iggypop123
05-11-2011, 11:48 PM
hollins should really just bench his guys. they look like their legs weigh 800 pounds. have no energy whatsoever. they've missed so many ft's and layups.

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:49 PM
this game sucks. Way to show up, Grizzlies

Can always count on you Rzzza

RZZZA
05-11-2011, 11:49 PM
Mercy rule, throw in the white towel.

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:50 PM
hollins should really just bench his guys. they look like their legs weigh 800 pounds. have no energy whatsoever. they've missed so many ft's and layups.

Ya reckon? I think Hollins is sleep deprived and living on another planet right now

NBA_Starter
05-11-2011, 11:50 PM
Mercy rule, throw in the white towel.

:nod::nod::nod:

RZZZA
05-11-2011, 11:51 PM
Can always count on you Rzzza

hey, I like the Grizz. but damn, what happened today?

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:51 PM
Is it over yet
They shoot horses, don't they?

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:53 PM
hey, I like the Grizz. but damn, what happened today?

Really? I read a lot of posts and that surprises me.
The .2 year youth advantage has done it for the Thunder

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:54 PM
3-9, 3-15, 3-11, 2-8, 0-3, getting few rebounds and no loose balls. I just hope the Grizz take this for what it is.

Whay are Zach and Gasol still playing?

Abso-****ing-lutely NO reason

NBA_Starter
05-11-2011, 11:56 PM
I will not give up on the Grizz despite this game!

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 11:56 PM
Memphis just needs to forget this game and move on.

Master Mind
05-11-2011, 11:56 PM
I like Lionel Hollins method...The silent treatment always work

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:56 PM
DId Hollins finally hear me screaming all the way from Memphis and pull ZBo and Marc?

Baller1
05-11-2011, 11:56 PM
I hope people realize that the we've dominated 75-80% of this series. Dominated 42 minutes of game 3 and collapsed in the last 6. Without that random collapse? The series is over.

**** yeah!

:dance:

Chi StateOfMind
05-11-2011, 11:56 PM
Well lucky for the Grizz there at home Game 6.

LionsFan..LOL
05-11-2011, 11:57 PM
I haven't watched a lot of Thunder games but is there a reason why Nate Robinson hasn't played a lot?

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:57 PM
I will not give up on the Grizz despite this game!

Neither will I
I will be SHOCKED if this doesn't go to game 7

Baller1
05-11-2011, 11:58 PM
Lil' Nate!

RZZZA
05-11-2011, 11:58 PM
Really? I read a lot of posts and that surprises me.
The .2 year youth advantage has done it for the Thunder

why does it surprise you that I like the grizzlies?

MrfadeawayJB
05-11-2011, 11:58 PM
lets regroup and get ready for game 6. I can't beleive i stayed up for this when the outcome was never in doubt after half- time smh

Chi StateOfMind
05-11-2011, 11:58 PM
Nate. Loved him since the block on Yao.

mzgrizz
05-11-2011, 11:59 PM
I hope people realize that the we've dominated 75-80% of this series. Dominated 42 minutes of game 3 and collapsed in the last 6. Without that random collapse? The series is over.

**** yeah!

:dance:

Dance away baller........there's a lot of ball yet to be played

mzgrizz
05-12-2011, 12:00 AM
I haven't watched a lot of Thunder games but is there a reason why Nate Robinson hasn't played a lot?

HAHHAHAHHA he's on the Thunder?????/ Yep, I remember now. Probably has westbrook's shoe prints all over his back and couldn't get up to play

Baller1
05-12-2011, 12:00 AM
Dance away baller........there's a lot of ball yet to be played

Very true, but there's not a doubt in my mind that we win this series. We've been the better team the majority of it.

Baller1
05-12-2011, 12:03 AM
HAHHAHAHHA he's on the Thunder?????/ Yep, I remember now. Probably has westbrook's shoe prints all over his back and couldn't get up to play

I've never seen you bitter... But damn.

mzgrizz
05-12-2011, 12:03 AM
why does it surprise you that I like the grizzlies?

Um, there are about 50 posts since the playoffs that supported my thoughts but I really don't have time right now to cite them
but that's ok, we don't expect to please all of the people all of the time

ryguy553
05-12-2011, 12:03 AM
Very true, but there's not a doubt in my mind that we win this series. We've been the better team the majority of it.

By that logic you could argue that the Grizz dominated most of the play in game 4 leading by as many as 18 before fizzling out down the stretch. Game's 3 and 4 wash each other out. Obviously this game 5 has been a statement though.

Chi StateOfMind
05-12-2011, 12:04 AM
The ball hit Nazr in the head.

mzgrizz
05-12-2011, 12:04 AM
lets regroup and get ready for game 6. I can't beleive i stayed up for this when the outcome was never in doubt after half- time smh

me too fadeaway
get some sleep and rally for FRIDAY the 13th !!!

LionsFan..LOL
05-12-2011, 12:05 AM
Tough loss for the Grizz but they can re-group and win game 6. Go Grizz! :D

Master Mind
05-12-2011, 12:06 AM
Molestation

mzgrizz
05-12-2011, 12:06 AM
I've never seen you bitter... But damn.

You are so right baller
I need to put on my sweet southern belle charm and forget this god awful night

mttwlsn16
05-12-2011, 12:06 AM
holy blowout :facepalm: hope the grizz come ready to play game 6 in front of the home crowd

mzgrizz
05-12-2011, 12:07 AM
Tough loss for the Grizz but they can re-group and win game 6. Go Grizz! :D

THANK YOU !!!! and good night!

mzgrizz
05-12-2011, 12:08 AM
holy blowout :facepalm: Hope the grizz come ready to play game 6 in front of the home crowd

they will

ChI_ShIzzLe
05-12-2011, 12:09 AM
What the hell is up with Durant and that backpack??

mzgrizz
05-12-2011, 12:09 AM
can someone tell me why KD wears a backpack to his post game conferences? does he miss school that much?

mzgrizz
05-12-2011, 12:10 AM
What the hell is up with Durant and that backpack??

hahahahah YOU BEAT ME TO IT

mzgrizz
05-12-2011, 12:12 AM
Well, if this doesn't motivate the Grizzlies, then they need to get their rods and reels ready for Sunday fishin

ChI_ShIzzLe
05-12-2011, 12:14 AM
http://blogs.thescore.com.s3.amazonaws.com/tbj/files/2011/04/kevin-durant-backpack.jpg

:laugh2:

ohreally
05-12-2011, 12:16 AM
By that logic you could argue that the Grizz dominated most of the play in game 4 leading by as many as 18 before fizzling out down the stretch. Game's 3 and 4 wash each other out. Obviously this game 5 has been a statement though.

Well, I hope the Thunder think this was a statement. Memphis was just totally worn out from the last game and travel.

I fully expect a payback on Friday.

allSUAVE
05-12-2011, 12:16 AM
I Want to see Dallas play already lol

Chi StateOfMind
05-12-2011, 12:19 AM
I Want to see Dallas play already lol

So u have a HEAT vs Mavericks finals I take it.

allSUAVE
05-12-2011, 12:25 AM
So u have a HEAT vs Mavericks finals I take it.

YUP, but i want it to be bulls mavs tho

12evolution 9
05-12-2011, 12:37 AM
me too fadeaway
get some sleep and rally for FRIDAY the 13th !!!


I gotte tell ya.. im feeling this Memphis Fever... go Grizz

Hangtime
05-12-2011, 12:43 AM
I couldn't bare to watch the 4th qtr, it was a bloodbath tonight. Hopefully they get their legs back Friday because that was ugly in the paint tonight.

marvILLous
05-12-2011, 01:13 AM
allll the way to the finals boyyy

RZZZA
05-12-2011, 01:16 AM
whats wrong with a backpack? He needs to carry things but a purse is too feminine.

mzgrizz
05-12-2011, 08:38 AM
whats wrong with a backpack? He needs to carry things but a purse is too feminine.

All I ever have seen a pro athlete carry to a post game/match conference is water or Gatorade. Still think it unusual.