West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby The Rock on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:43 pm

Damn Clippers won a close one at the end in SAC to seal homecourt

I hope Memphis in 5!!! F the Clippers and the floppers

Game 1 - Sat April 20 Memphis at L.A. Clippers 7:30PM 10:30PM ESPN

Game 2 - Mon April 22 Memphis at L.A. Clippers 7:30PM 10:30PM TNT

Game 3 - Thu April 25 L.A. Clippers at Memphis 8:30PM 9:30PM TNT

Game 4 - Sat April 27 L.A. Clippers at Memphis 3:30PM 4:30PM TNT

Game 5 * Tue April 30 Memphis at L.A. Clippers TBD TBD TBD

Game 6 * Fri May 3 L.A. Clippers at Memphis TBD TBD TBD

Game 7 * Sun May 5 Memphis at L.A. Clippers TBD TBD TBD
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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby dj vitus on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:46 pm

Gotta go with 7 long ones again. Tough call but I'ma have to go with Clippers winning it.
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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby wcsoldier81 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:27 pm

Floppers unfortunately ... they have Grizz number
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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby JSM on Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:46 pm

Wonder if there's anything to Griffin's back injury. I despise Flop City. Let's go Grizz!
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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby MadMax on Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:24 am

JSM wrote:I despise Flop City. Let's go Grizz!
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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby FabFourLakers on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:08 am

I WANT Grizzlies to take this in 6...but I got Clippers in 7.
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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Weezy on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:25 am

This one is a toss up for me, but I think it goes 6 or 7 no matter what. I guess I'll say Clippers in 7 as long as CP3 is healthy.
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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Battle Tested20 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:37 am

:man10: it's gonna be a war in the paint just like it was last year. Should be a fun series to watch because both teams hate each other. I have Clips winning in 6
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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Ras Algethi on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:38 am

Go Griz!
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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby therealdeal on Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:33 am

I'm going to be in the minority here but I want the Clippers to win. Grizzlies vs. OKC is a boring series. :man10:

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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby pound4pound1 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:58 am

rooting for the Grizzlies...i can't stand the Tenants and their bandwagon fans



let them raise their division banner and release their Division Championship DVD
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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby gill on Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:06 am

Z-Bo looks like he's in good form heading into the postseason.

Go Grizz!

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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby XXIV on Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:07 am

I really want the Grizzlies to upset the Clips, I'm tired of hearing how LA is a Clipper city now. Pull the upset Memphis!
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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Dratini927 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:56 am

Hopefully the Grizz learn from last year's collapse against the Clippers. That game was just horrible to watch. They should be watching that game every night preparing for the Clippers to gain more motivation.
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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Chillbongo on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:09 pm

Yeah I think they taste last years disgust. They'll be ready.

Memphis has won @ LAC this year. It was a beautiful game bc they absolutely made the Clappers look useless.

Memphis matches up really well with the Clappers. Allen, Prince, Gasol are great defenders. Conley will make CP3 work.

Memphis in 6.
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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Finwë on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:12 pm

Clippers will win. Memphis' offense is TERRIBLE. Won't be able to close out games
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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Chillbongo on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:20 pm

True, but success in the playoffs is associated with defense. Memphis completely obliterates the Clippers offense when on point. Even in Los Angeles.

Even though the season series is 3-1 in favor of the Clippers, 2 of those wins were before the Gay trade.
They're better defensively now, but are gonna need a huge series from Gasol on offense to win.
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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Juronimo on Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:37 pm

Memphis' offense is just too anemic. They'll really have to lean on their D. I just doubt they have the firepower to keep up with the co-tenants. Plus the JV squad has Chris Paul.

I'll have to say Clippers in 6.
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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:54 pm

This is most intriguing series in th west, IMO. This will come down to Memphis' ability to develop a defensive scheme to contain Paul (See Spurs Last Year). Conley is a good on-ball defender, and I'm sure Allen will play Paul sometime during the series.

I'll take Memphis in 6...
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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Chillbongo on Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:02 pm

I think Memphis has the defense down...it'll come down to late game offense. If Conley can slow down Paul and have enough energy to provide a few buckets down the stretch....for 6 GAMES I think Memphis wins. That and/or 20/10 nights from Randolph. It can be done....

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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Iceberg Slim on Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:50 am

This series has 7 games written all over it. Blake might have a tough time on the blocks with Gasol and Z-Bo.

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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Finwë on Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:03 am

Will the refs let Marc and Z-Bo play phyisical (like they have against other teams) with Blake and with guards that penetrate?
That could be a difference maker

Mike Conley is also a huge X factor. He needs to be on point, to shoot the ball well and avoid mistakes. They just can't afford mistakes or empty plays on offense, they have too little of it as it is.
Their D is good but Clippers WILL score, they have too many guys, and CP3 does a great job in finding them..

Again, Clippers win, IMO probably in 6, maybe even 5.
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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby The Rock on Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:14 pm

Marc Gasol 40 minutes 2 rebounds

MEM has same problems that we do, they have no reliable 3 point shooting so Clips just sagged in on the bigs who had no room to operate. Same thing happened last year they just packed the paint and dared the team to make 3s
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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby LOL on Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:15 pm

i hate the way chris paul flops, but man he's such a [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] good player. paul + dwight + kobe would have been a dream.
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Re: West 1st round (4) LA Clippers vs (5) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Forward Three on Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:37 pm

I really like the Grizzlies. I like that they are a hard-nosed sort of old school team. Remind me of the old Pistons with their rebounding and defense. I like that they don't really have any superstars but they still have a lot of proven talent. I want them to win this series.

But the Clippers just outpaced them left right and center in game 1 there. Memphis was in that difficult "Down by 7 to 11 or so, cut it to 4 or so, but immediately give up a run" Where everything they did just seemed hard won and any mistake they made was penalized 2x for any mistake Clippers made. Hard to see them prevailing against that.

I have to believe this will be 2-0 going back to Memphis with the Clippers probably winning in 5.

Thing is, the Clippers, at least for stretches were showing they could beat Memphis at their own game where the Grizzlies maybe twice in the match were able to do something vaguely Clippers-like. Clippers are so offensively potent and while the Grizzlies are normally a very good defensive team and certainly a team that is liable to play any given possession perfectly on defense, there were so many instances where it just didn't matter, great defense but better offense.

If they are to have a chance at this series. Conley and Z.Bo have to get. buckets.
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