Simply amazing! I was berated at my watch party for giving the opinion that the Grizzlies were in a tough spot for this game 1 due to the quick turnaround, the potential emotional letdown, the fact that the best offensive player in the series was going to be on the other team and the possibility that the OKC overall interior defense was going to be a tougher match-up than what the Spurs were able to do. Amazingly, and happily, I was wrong.
After having seen the game today, I've decided that the Spurs were indeed a great team. Westbrook's decision-making is nowhere near Tony Parker's and OKC doesn't have a low post defender as suffocating as Duncan. As for the Western Conference Finals, it is insane to think, but where is the evidence to suggest that it's still a pipe dream? I can't find any. Only an elite team can go into a hostile arena, boss a playoff game and win convincingly, if not comfortably, by double-digits no less. This team is good.
Nothing like a little winning to get all the knuckleheads to crawl out of the woodwork - for and against the Grizzlies.
@Tennessee Waltzer: Well said. I have to agree.
Chris, as always, oustanding work. I haven't read a game report from the others in town in half a decade. Keep it up!
Great write up and great game last night. There's a real vibe about this team now and real depth. That's amazing to say with Gay's being out a month, at least. Two games back from the 5th spot and anything is possible. With the U-23s getting regularly thumped, the exciting and successful Grizz should garner a few more supporters who should be jumping off their sinking ship.
Fantastic! Thanks for the clips!
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