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.
Grizzlies Kill the Buzz | Daily Thunder
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.
Tremendous Tandems | Hardwood Paroxysm
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are quite the scoring pair. Take a look at where they fit into the lore of NBA history.
Don Nelson Made His Players Earn Paychecks | Ball Don't Lie
There is little better in life than marveling at NBA coaches' choice in attire during the '70's. My personal favorite - Larry Brown.
Hardwood Paroxysm Awards | Hardwood Paroxysm
James Harden leads the dons of the bench mob.
Knicks May Have Kept Lin Injury Quiet to Sell Tickets | Ball Don't Lie
The Knicks doing a very Knicks-like thing.
Reggie Miller - Worst SG in HOF | Behind the Basket
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.
Please GM's Don't Ruin Anthony Davis | SB Nation
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.
Why Tanking Doesn't Work | Wages of Wins
Tanking does not work because...wait, did OKC tank?
The Thunder Games | Wade from College
Interesting Concept. My money would be on Derek Fisher. To be eliminated first.