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The game wasn’t close, but we’ve seen Memphis come back repeatedly after Game 1 losses, so we won’t make too much of this game. The question will be whether a young team like the Grizzlies can rise to the occasion in the conference finals against a veteran team like the Spurs. I Like the Spurs in this series, but game 1 outcomes can be deceiving. The Spurs have to hold the home court in this next game.
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San Antonio Spurs: Why These Spurs Will Win The West
By Mike Elworth
The San Antonio Spurs and the Memphis Grizzlies will start the Western Conference Finals on Sunday, which should be a hard fought slugfest. These are 2 of the 4 top defensive teams in the conference and 2 of the hardest playing teams in the NBA, so this series will be a very physical matchup, with the scoreboard...
Tony Parker played a key role in the Spurs Game 1 win over the Grizzlies. He was also the subject of a death threat.
As KSAT.com reports someone called 911 and made death threats towards Parker with roughly five minutes left in the game between the Spurs and Grizzlies. Security was increased for the remainder of the game and afterwards as the issue is currently being investigated...
Former Ohio State Buckeye Deshaun Thomas is currently projected as a second round pick in most NBA mock drafts, but if he wants it to stay that way, he might want to start being a little more cooperative.
Thomas reportedly refused to give the San Antonio Spurs his phone number this past week. From ohio.com:
But the most interesting, he said, was the fact the Spurs’ first...
Spurs point guard, Tony Parker, received a death threat during Sunday’s Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the Memphis Grizzlies and had to be escorted home though it appeared the threat posed “no immediate danger.”
According to Alex Navarro, KSAT.com:
Sunday night, someone called 911 with about five minutes left in the game and made a threat against Tony Parker...
Being an NBA player in the era of super teams has to be tough. From player movement through draft day trades, offseason free agency and the midseason trade deadline, it would not be to my surprise if most players rented homes until they complete a full year with a new team.
One minute you are an exciting new player sure to dazzle crowds and the next you can be shipped off to...
Hard to imagine it has been 16 years since the San Antonio Spurs won the 1997 NBA Draft Lottery and drafted Tim Duncan out of Wake Forest. Duncan not only changed the future of the Spurs, it also changed the path for the Boston Celtics who had the best odds to get the No. 1 pick in 1997. The Spurs drafted Duncan and the Celtics drafted Chancey Billups and Ron Mercer.
Heading into the postseason, Memphis was tops in the league in defense holding teams to 89.3 points during the regular season. In the playoffs, the Grizzlies are holding teams to 92.4 points but in Game 1 of the West Finals, Spurs' Tony Parker made short-work of the vaunted Memphis defense.
Parker scored almost at will during Game 1, finishing with 20 points, 9 assists, and...
The San Antonio Spurs (9-2) will look to go up 2-0 on the Memphis Grizzlies (8-4) tonight in San Antonio as the Western Conference Finals continues.
The Spurs are coming off a convincing win in Game 1 over the Grizzlies 105-83. The Spurs connected on a franchise playoff-high 14 three pointers while Tony Parker led the San Antonio with 20 points, 9 assists and 2 steals. Kawhi...
The San Antonio Spurs (8-2) and Memphis Grizzlies (8-3) will kick off the Western Conference Finals today in San Antonio in a clash of West powerhouses. The last time these two teams faced off in the postseason, the Grizzlies upset the No. 1 seeded Spurs in the 2011 NBA Playoffs first-round.
The Spurs are coming off a 94-82 win over the Warriors in Game 6 in Oakland to win...
Top 5 Players
1. Tony Parker (Spurs)
2. Tim Duncan (Spurs)
3. Marc Gasol (Grizzlies)
4. Zach Randolph (Grizzlies)
5. Manu Ginobili (Spurs)
1. Tony Alllen (Grizzlies)
2. Kawhi Leonard (Spurs)
3. Danny Green (Spurs)
Best scorer : Tony Parker (Spurs)
Best passer: Tony Parker (Spurs)
Best shooter: Matt Bonner (Sprus)
Best low-post scorer: Tim Duncan (Spurs)
12 Inches Of Elevation
On one hand, you can safely disregard any Game One loss for the Grizz, since they do that sort of thing all the time, and all you have to do when you start on the road is get a split. But on the other, the way in which the Spurs won this game was new and unique, and reminds us, yet again, that every series is different. In Game One, that difference was Matt...
If you like old school, bruising basketball, then this Memphis/San Antonio series was made for you. These two teams are extremely similar. They both have very good point guards, wing players that know their roles, and big men that can dominate the game.
This series comes down to two things: 1. Can Memphis keep Tony Parker out of the lane? 2: Can San Antonio matchup with Gasol and...
The matchup of the game for Game 2 in the Western Conference Finals will be between Tim Duncan and Zach Randolph.
Duncan had a 6 point, 10 rebound game in Game 1, which wasn't the prettiest offensive numbers for the Spurs' cornerstone. He did make up for it on the defensive end, holding Randolph to 2 points (1-8 shooting). Duncan's commitment to stopping Randolph...
The stage is set and the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies meet once again in the postseason but this time for a shot at playing in the NBA Finals.
Each team fought two tough teams but emerged from the pack, ready to bring home an NBA title. For the Spurs, it is a chance to bring a fifth title to the Alamo City and for the Grizzlies, a chance to capture their first title...
Rematch of the 2011 playoffs! Well, not really.
The San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies met in the first
round of the 2011 NBA playoffs.
The Grizzlies being the 8th seed ended up beating the number
one seed Spurs in six games.
These teams are nothing like their 2011 rosters. Memphis leaned more offense with Rudy
Gay and OJ Mayo. The 2013 team has