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You might think, from this blog and my general proclivities for all things Warriors, that I can only appreciate racehorse basketball with crazy numbers, Western Conference stuff that's basically the ABA for the 21st century. And you'd be right. But there is an Eastern-style grinder out there that makes old-school hearts race, and everyone they play goes that way. It is, of course, the Memphis Grizzlies, who prove that you don't need to get over the rim to dominate athletically. Or play compelling hoop.How much of a physical edge do the Grizz have in their second round series against the Thunder? So much so that Scott Brooks went to Hasheem Thabeet, the infamous 7'-4" UConn bust who looks better than starting center Kendrick Perkins, in that Perkins looks like an ungainly turnstile against actually talented bigs, and Thabeet isn't in position enough to have that happen. The signature possession for the Grizz came in the second quarte...
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All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook expects to be on crutches for about four to five weeks as he returns from knee surgery that has knocked him out of the Oklahoma City Thunder's playoff run.
Westbrook held his first interview session Thursday since having surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee. He was hurt in Game 2 of Oklahoma City's first-round playoff series...
The Oklahoma City Thunder were dealt a Game 2 blow by the Memphis Grizzlies in their 99-93 loss.
That did not stop Kevin Durant from being Kevin Durant.
Kevin Durant paced OKC with 36 points and 11 rebounds. Derrick Fisher chipped in 19 points.
For the victors, Mike Conley scored 26 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer in the home stretch of the game.
Memphis managed only...
If you’ve ever encountered the species of former NBA fan-turned-anti-NBA viewer, you have grown familiar with their excuses. Once Michael Jordan left the NBA, many people shut the league out. Maybe Allen Iverson’s tattoos pushed them away. It may have been the game’s tick-tack foul calls that sent them packing. If those things didn’t shut [...]The post The Memphis Grizzlies...
Grizzlies' Marc Gasol was amped up during a scramble for the ball versus the Thunder in Game 1 of their series late in the game.
With the Grizzlies clinging onto a narrow lead and the Thunder charging back, Gasol was fighting for a rebound so much that he went tumbling to the court after trying to save it from sailing out of bounds.
However in the process, he took out NBA...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Pondering Kevin Durant's latest big-time shot on the playoff stage, Lionel Hollins started listing a who's who of NBA greats from days gone by: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, Sam Jones, John Havlicek, George Mikan, Bob Pettit.
What do they all have in common?
"If you just go through the history, all the great players...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JEFF LATZKE AP Sports Writer Kevin Durant insists he can carry as much as Thunder coach Scott Brooks wants to heap onto his shoulders with Russell Westbrook injured and out for the rest of the playoffs.
The Memphis Grizzlies are testing that theory.
The Grizzlies were able to largely neutralize Durant's supporting cast in...
For those wondering where Anfernee Hardaway has been since retiring from the NBA, he has been back in his hometown of Memphis. Aside from the stray local commercial (he owns a franchise in a local pizza restaurant, I believe) and the stray TNT appearance alongside former teammates Dennis Scott and Shaquille O'Neal, we do not see much of Penny Hardaway.
He has been quite active...
Mike Conley scored 26 points, Marc Gasol added 24 points and the Memphis Grizzlies used a late run to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 99-93 on Tuesday and even the Western Conference semifinals at one game.
Conley hit a 3-pointer from the left wing with 1:58 left to put the Grizzlies ahead to stay and spark a string of 10 straight points for the Grizzlies.
He added an 18-foot jumper...
Former Notre Dame star and current Tulsa Shock member, Skylar Diggins, was in attendance during Game 2 of the Memphis Grizzlies-Oklahoma City Thunder series.
Here’s the entire interview of Diggins with TNT’s Marty Snider.
Diggins, who recently signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation agency, is reportedly dating Notre Dame football player Daniel Smith. Sorry, guys.
Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals of Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder was on Sunday, and it was a tightly contested matchup for both teams despite an earlier double-digit lead for Memphis. The team with the second-best player in the league won this game and just take a few moments and watch Kevin [...]The post Watch Kevin Durant’s Game-Winner in Slo-Mo (Video...
Kevin Durant pulled off a smooth crossover, followed by a monster dunk against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game 2.
One of the more underrated parts of Thunder star Kevin Durant’s game is his passing abilities.
During game two of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Memphis Grizzlies, KD dropped an amazing second quarter assist to Serge Ibaka will be covered by three Grizzlies defenders: