West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Jazzygirl205 on Wed May 15, 2013 9:35 pm

You guys don't know how much I love teams like Memphis knocking down teams in the playoffs, it is what makes basketball.
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Weezy on Wed May 15, 2013 9:37 pm

The Grizzlies are the team I will root for from here on out. Please get to the Finals and beat the Heat.
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Mr_Hollywood_Line on Wed May 15, 2013 9:38 pm

Bad decision by KD on that last play. He had defenders draped all over him, and he didn't see Fish, who was wide open behind the three point line.

Yes, I would trust D-Fish to take that shot.
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Mr_Hollywood_Line on Wed May 15, 2013 9:39 pm

Weezy wrote:The Grizzlies are the team I will root for from here on out. Please get to the Finals and beat the Heat.


+1.

I don't see either SAS or GSW stopping them.
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Lqv2015 on Wed May 15, 2013 9:41 pm

Mr_Hollywood_Line wrote:Bad decision by KD on that last play. He had defenders draped all over him, and he didn't see Fish, who was wide open behind the three point line.

Yes, I would trust D-Fish to take that shot.


I would've love to see Fish's legendary status grow even more. Lost opportunity for him there.
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Mr_Hollywood_Line on Wed May 15, 2013 9:44 pm

Lqv2015 wrote:
Mr_Hollywood_Line wrote:Bad decision by KD on that last play. He had defenders draped all over him, and he didn't see Fish, who was wide open behind the three point line.

Yes, I would trust D-Fish to take that shot.


I would've love to see Fish's legendary status grow even more. Lost opportunity for him there.


Yeah buddy! :jam2:

I doesn't matter that Fish was 3/11 from the field at that point - you know you can still go to him.
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Forward Three on Wed May 15, 2013 9:46 pm

Well, Durant failed to come up big down the stretch of game 4 and game 5. He's an incredible player overall, but there's still room to grow and develop. I think the Grizzlies have a good shot at getting to the Finals now, and if they're allowed to play their game, a puncher's chance in winning it all. But if they're not allowed to play their game and they face the Heat, they'll probably get steamrolled. Still, really love this Grizzlies team, and I'm glad they've made it to the WCF.
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby thisbjgz on Wed May 15, 2013 9:50 pm

Anyone see a sort of trend in a sense? Memphis looks like the PIstons of 04...Heavy favorites Lakers get to the finals only to get dismantled by a team-orientated team in the Pistons....Im not comparing the 2013 Heat to the 04 Lakers but I can seriously see a finals showdown where Heat is heavy favorites as they get beat down by Memphis.

History always repeats itself..Memphis 2013 champs lego!
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby The Rock on Wed May 15, 2013 9:57 pm

Nanananaa heeeey heeey gooodbye Lol

Now everyone realizes the importance of Westbrook to Durant's success
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Ariza68 on Wed May 15, 2013 10:08 pm

thisbjgz wrote:Anyone see a sort of trend in a sense? Memphis looks like the PIstons of 04...Heavy favorites Lakers get to the finals only to get dismantled by a team-orientated team in the Pistons....Im not comparing the 2013 Heat to the 04 Lakers but I can seriously see a finals showdown where Heat is heavy favorites as they get beat down by Memphis.

History always repeats itself..Memphis 2013 champs lego!


I don't think the current Heat team would be heavily favorite against the current Grizzlies. Grizzlies have personnel to somewhat stop Lebron but the Heat can't contain Randolph and Gasol. Even Conley would be a tough match-up for them. The Spurs would be to them harder to crack.
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Ariza68 on Wed May 15, 2013 10:15 pm

The Rock wrote:Nanananaa heeeey heeey gooodbye Lol


Never understood the tittle of this song. I couldn't hear the 'Kiss him goodbye' in any moment
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Ariza68 on Wed May 15, 2013 10:16 pm

Forward Three wrote:Well, Durant failed to come up big down the stretch of game 4 and game 5. He's an incredible player overall, but there's still room to grow and develop. I think the Grizzlies have a good shot at getting to the Finals now, and if they're allowed to play their game, a puncher's chance in winning it all. But if they're not allowed to play their game and they face the Heat, they'll probably get steamrolled. Still, really love this Grizzlies team, and I'm glad they've made it to the WCF.


Are you talking about the refs?
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby CGrand81 on Wed May 15, 2013 10:34 pm

Ariza68 wrote:
The Rock wrote:Nanananaa heeeey heeey gooodbye Lol


Never understood the tittle of this song. I couldn't hear the 'Kiss him goodbye' in any moment


Whow? Those are the actually lyrics, hearing that song my entire life, I never knew that. :man10:
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Congo Cash on Wed May 15, 2013 11:52 pm

Durant tends to disappears during big games (mentally and so his scoring), while Westbrook is taking all the heat...

Perkins on the other hand is just an overpaid stiff...
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby wcsoldier81 on Thu May 16, 2013 1:07 am

Pb for Grizz is SAS/Heat are going to double the post every time they can ... and let Memphis wing players brick from 3
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby wcsoldier81 on Thu May 16, 2013 1:22 am

Mr_Hollywood_Line wrote:This series is really exposing Porkins as the overrated, one-dimensional slug he is.



Remember the Tyson Chandler deal 4 seasons ago which didn't get through because Tyson failed the physical test ? bad break for OKC
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby denimPortugal on Thu May 16, 2013 3:33 am

Memphis Grizzlies in the WCF! Great job! :bow:
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby wcsoldier81 on Thu May 16, 2013 4:27 am

Perk had more fouls (38) in the playoffs than points, assists, and blocks combined (36)


http://dailythunder.com/2013/05/okcs-season-ends-early-as-memphis-moves-on-88-84/

"Stealing money is kinda easy" Kendrick Perkins on May 15th 2013
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby thkthebest on Thu May 16, 2013 7:44 am

wcsoldier81 wrote:
Perk had more fouls (38) in the playoffs than points, assists, and blocks combined (36)


http://dailythunder.com/2013/05/okcs-season-ends-early-as-memphis-moves-on-88-84/

"Stealing money is kinda easy" Kendrick Perkins on May 15th 2013

:man10:

But man, Durant is getting ripped apart by the media, and he only had one bad game.
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby gill on Thu May 16, 2013 8:19 am

Ibaka and Martin should share the blame. They were awful for most of the series.
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Lakerjones on Thu May 16, 2013 8:42 am

Weezy wrote:The Grizzlies are the team I will root for from here on out. Please get to the Finals and beat the Heat.


+2. Been rooting for them since we got knocked out.
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Tobias Funke on Thu May 16, 2013 8:51 am

Tough enough to replace a quality starter, let alone a top notch All NBA player, and a point guard at that. Russ may be trigger happy too often, but he's obviously still very important to the offense. I wrote off the Thunder the instant I saw that he was out for the season, so this result is expected. If anything in my eyes, as a team they somewhat overachieved by finding a way to be in every game right down to the end.

This team was just Durant plus a bunch of generally overrated role players. Even with Westbrook healthy, this is still a very different Thunder without Harden.

And if Durant choked/ came up short, his teammates were right there with him. As poorly as his overall shooting percentage was vs the Grill (42%), only Reggie Jackson shot better for the Thunder. He actually was averaging 32/12/7 on 50% shooting before the two poor shooting games to end the season.

The combo of an elite defense and teammates who cant offer much would do that to you though.
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Thu May 16, 2013 8:57 am

With Kobe out, Durant is the new whipping boy. Anything to make LeBron look better.
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby Doc Brown on Thu May 16, 2013 9:17 am

Last 4 seasons for the Thunder (not ordered by season).....

Lost 1st round
Lost 2nd round
Lost WCF
Lost Finals

They have to either miss the playoffs or win it all next year right? :man1:
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Re: West 2nd round: (1) OKC Thunder vs (4) Memphis Grizzlies

Postby gcclaker on Thu May 16, 2013 10:04 am

gill wrote:Ibaka and Martin should share the blame. They were awful for most of the series.

Ibaka kept firing even though he was missing badly. Randolph was laying off sensing that his counterpart was getting frustrated. On the other side, Ibaka could not contain Z-Bo's "old man" game. Randolph would just jump into his chest negating the space for the shot block but has the dexterity and touch to kiss it off the glass. Martin had only one good game in this series I think.

Let's give credit to Tony Allen too. Love his defensive game where he can cover spots 1 to 3. Chris Paul in the first round then moving over to Durant. He was undersized but just hounded Durant into misses and made him work to get his shot off.
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