The Thunder are traveling tonight to face last season's surprise playoff team, the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis shocked the world by knocking off the #1 seed Spurs in the first round and then took the Thunder to seven games before finally falling. That grueling playoff series showed us so much about both teams, and I am eager to see if they can pick up where they left off.
The first two games' match-ups have not been well suited for Serge Ibaka's defensive talents, but he seems to be struggling emotionally as well in his contribution.
I confess, as soon as I saw Westbrook floor Luke Ridnour, I immediately thought of our friend's site. I knew Westbrook would be making an appearance.
The makeshift team is still struggling to find some rhythm, but they have a late game confidence now that I've never seen.
Raptors coach Dwane Casey placed a 1,300 pound boulder in his team's locker room. While he apparently wants to instill the Spurs ethos, I am wondering if in the end it results in more of a Sisyphus-like attitude.
Of course it will work; if it doesn't, the league will get sued. The real question is, with this new CBA, will the league lock out the players again in six years?
Dwyane Wade is blocking everybody.