By Mike Elworth: Publisher-HoopStuff
Everyone believes that the West will come down to three teams, the Spurs, Thunder or Clippers. However there is a fourth team that everyone is underestimating, the Memphis Grizzlies. They have the number one defense in the entire NBA and play a grind it out style that no other Western Conference playoff team plays and if teams are going to beat them, they will have to get by their defense and stop their big men, which is no easy task.
To show the true difference in style between Memphis and the rest of the West, simply look here.
Memphis Grizzlies: Defensive Rank: 1… Offensive Rank: 26
San Antonio Spurs: Defensive Rank: 11 … Offensive Rank: 4
Oklahoma City Thunder: Defensive Rank: 13 … Offensive Rank: 2
Los Angeles Clippers: Defensive Rank: 5 … Offensive Rank: 8
Denver Nuggets: Defensive Rank: 25 …Offensive Rank: 3
Golden State Warriors: Defensive Rank: 23 … Offensive Rank: 9
Houston Rockets: Defensive Rank: 29… Offensive Rank: 1
Los Angeles La...