Rooting for the Grizzlies to beat the Thunder

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by GeronimoJackson, May 5, 2013.

  1. GeronimoJackson

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    I honestly believe Memphis has a very good chance, keep in mind my Rockets took them to 6 and 2 of those loses were by a combined 6 points.

    Rockets' keys to almost beating them:

    - play a unconventional line-up... sometimes had 2 point guards playing at the time and never played a power forward at the 4 spot, instead always had a small forward playing the 4...this will bring Ibaka out of the paint. Of course this will sacrifice rebounding but you'll just have to live with that.

    - Faceguard Durant 24/7, he doesn't have that "give me the f**king ball" mentality and numerous times Durant became idle on the court due to it.

    - Point guard penetration! Rockets live and die by the 3 and their PG's were VERY aggressive at penetrating and dishing out to their 3 point shooters.


    As good as Z-Bo is, Memphis might be better off not starting him and playing him at center when Gasol needs a breather. Perkins can't check Z-Bo at all so this will force Brooks to completely bench Perkins and play Ibaka as a stretch 5 which will open up the lanes for athletic Conley. Like I said, unconventional...and Scott Brooks is slow at making adjustments, so Lionel Hollins is going to have to outcoach him to give Memphis a chance.
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  2. Gunny

    Gunny Lord and Master Tip Jar Donor

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    I don;t mind who wins this series. Like both teams and pretty much would want anyone from the West to win if the Bulls don't make it.
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  3. CJtheBeast

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    Durant looks extra hungry out there. I think the Grizz will steal a couple, but not sure they'll pull out the series.
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  4. JCBRAVE

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    For the past few years Memphis has been one of the most exciting teams to watch in the playoffs, same for OKC, but since I'm from Memphis I'm pulling for them all day, screw Durant this series. Go Grizz!
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  5. GeronimoJackson

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    Hopefully Memphis goes small, took Brooks 4 games to figure out what to do when the Rockets went small.
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  6. Tennessy XO

    Tennessy XO Twit @TennessyXO

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    They are playing Bayless and Conley
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  7. GeronimoJackson

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    Conley needs to be aggressive and penetrate and not just be a glorified spot up shooter. People don't realize how athletic Conley is.
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  8. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    Fixed!
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