The Thunder's game against Memphis was a bruising affair, as they usually are. I maintain that, aside from San Antonio, Memphis is the team that scares me most in the playoffs. The reason why, and the reason why I like the Grizz, is because they do not care if there is a talent deficiency between teams; they know that if they stick to their game plan, any game is within reach. It may not give them the best record in the West, but it is a perfect recipe for a playoff run.
Turnovers were the culprit last night, but at least the Grizzlies had something to do with a lot of them, rather than watch OKC ball handlers dribble the ball out of bounds.
The Thunder defense was called upon to win the game for OKC when they found themselves down nine with three and a half minutes to go. The defense needed nine stops in a row to have a chance to win. They got eight. Even so, they got eight stops. That's pretty good.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are quite the scoring pair. Take a look at where they fit into the lore of NBA history.
There is little better in life than marveling at NBA coaches' choice in attire during the '70's. My personal favorite - Larry Brown.
James Harden leads the dons of the bench mob.
The Knicks doing a very Knicks-like thing.
Blott is not particularly impressed with Reggie Miller's induction into the basketball Hall of Fame. He may be right, but I still don't care. You get a pass for life from me when you make Spike Lee wet his pants on national TV.
Anthony Davis is likely the #1 pick in this year's draft, and Prada laments that an NBA GM looking at him through a historical prism may be the worst thing imaginable for his development.
Tanking does not work because...wait, did OKC tank?
Interesting Concept. My money would be on Derek Fisher. To be eliminated first.