The NBA Playoffs has 3 of the 4 teams’ tickets punched to head to the Final 4 (we’re waiting on the winner of the 3-2 series between the Pawnee Pacers and the New Yawk Knicks(tape))
In the west, it is an exciting match up of 2 studly and efficient teams squaring off against one another:
Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs
Game 1? Sunday at 3:30p check yo local listings for the best channel to use HD in this bad boy. It’s going to be a barn-burnin series I can tell you that.
Predic? Grizzlies in 7. Yup, I have always had a knack for the dramatics which I am more than aware of, however this is what my gut tells me. I kept going back and forth as to which team is more superior — and I still believe that the Spurs 9 outta 10 times are going to be THAT team who comes out on top. Not this time, they will get 3 Ws but not the elusive 4th which would catapult them in the Finals to play the Heat (not a spoiler alert, I loathe MeeAhhMee but lezzbserissss, they aint losing to whomever comes out the East.)
The Grizz have been playing inspired basketball on both ends of the floor. They have guys who do the little things that truly add up at the end of the ballgame where you dissect how the heck they actually got that dub. Def Playa o’ the Year in Marcy Marc Gasol has been the bees knees, no other way around that. You need a 7 foot Center who game-in & game-out puts up lines of: 38mins, 20pts, 10 rebs, 3 blocks, 2 steals, 90% FT and is a manimal in the paint like flocca flame? Well then, this is your man & he is ballin so hard. His PIC (partna in crime) is none other than that wily bloke pictured above in ZBO aka Zach Randolph. They form a dynamic duo as the PF & C that steer the Griz O from all parts of the floor. Can kick it out to MC for 3 up top or Tayshawn on the wing or can have Tony Allen clog up any lane on D to impose his swagggg.
As much as I have meatlove for Coach Pop (and there is plentyyyy to go around) for being the best coach of the decade, going to US Air Force, and YoY getting the max out of each and every player who wears that ugly Spurs jersey, I think they just fall short in comparison to what Memph brings to the table. Love ya Manu, Bonner, Danny G (LI pride), Timmy Bankshot, Tiago Cruz Splitter, and Nando de Colo (such a sweet name), but I believe the Grizz are destined in 2013.
As for the East? Much more boring unfortunately. Knicks and Pacers will battle to see who can eventually get rolled upon by Los Heat. Woof I cannot stand that team, but again, they are not losing. They will beat Knicks/Pacers in 5 games. It won’t reach 6 games altho I’m totes praying for the ole upset-a-roo. But at the end of a day, dats just wishful thinking. Heat in 5.
Hey @MemphisGrizzlies, do us all a favor and FLATTEN that herb LeBron.