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    Default 2011 NBA Playoffs: (1) San Antonio vs. (8) Memphis

    It was pretty clear the last few days of the season that Memphis wanted the Spurs in round 1, and now they've got them. Losing a player as talented as Rudy Gay would be a death blow to most team, but the Grizzlies have been even better in his absence. The return of Shane Battier has given the Grizz the veteran leadership they lacked, and Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol have become the NBA's best 1-2 frontcourt combo.

    The Spurs held the NBA's best record until the final day, and have been on cruise control for weeks. But a late injury to Manu Ginobili could leave them vulnerable, as could their poor interior defense against two frontcourt scorers. Still, the Grizzlies as a franchise have never won a single playoff game since joining the NBA for the 95-96 season, and it's hard to see them taking out the Spurs in this series.

    Prediction: Spurs in 6

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    Grizzlies in 6.
    Z-bo going to carry the griz for all 42 minutes.

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    Spurs in 4.

    Manu's late injury is they key. If he gets healthy before the start and for the whole series, it's a sweep.

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    spurs in 5.

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    Grizzlies in 7.

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    Grizzlies will play them well - but Spurs will win in the end

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    Spurs in 6

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    Spurs in 6.
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    Spurs in 6, less with healthy Ginobli.

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    Spurs in 5, despite their late-season slide. Assuming, of course, a healthy Manu.

    If Manu is unable to play, however, I could see the Grizz taking the series.

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    Spurs in 6

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    Spurs in 5

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    Spurs in 7

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    Spurs in 6.

    ZBo has a field day on SA despite Duncan's best defensive efforts, but ultimately too much TP and Manu.

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    Spurs in 6. Memphis matches up real well in this one (so much so that they tanked to get this matchup), but I like the Spurs experience to get it done.

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    Spurs in 7

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    ESPN is saying that Manu is doubtful for game 1.

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    The Grizzlies are gonna give the Spurs a pretty big scare I think and send it to a game 7, but the Spurs hold up and win it.

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    I honestly think the Grizz will win it. I think Tony Allen will do a heck of a job on Manu defensively, as well as Sam Young. This will definitely be a great series to watch!

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    This is actually a really good series.

    The Grizzlies are a solid, young team with a lot of potential. Getting into the playoffs for the first time since 2006. Rebuilding with a young core. Like us.

    Even without arguably their best player in Rudy Gay, they still made the playoffs.

    I won't be surprised if the Grizzlies do upset the Spurs.

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    Default Re: 2011 NBA Playoffs: (1) San Antonio vs. (8) Memphis

    Memphis looks more agressive, SA don't have an answer for Zbo

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    Memphis offense is nice to watch, they move the ball around until they finally get a good shot.

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    Mike Conley is one of most underrated PGs in the league.

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    blair is having the same kind of trouble against MEM that darren did against the bulls. just too short to get a shot off in traffic. tough to be undersized [or at least too short] even if you are strong. if you lack size, guys can guard you by controlling the air above you.

    does make me miss the antonio, dale and rik shot blocking days. they did a real nice job of protecting the rim.

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    Memphis would be destroying SA if they had Rudy

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