MEMPHIS WILL SHOCK EITHER THE LAKERS OR SPURS IN THE FIRST ROUND!

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    MEMPHIS WILL SHOCK EITHER THE LAKERS OR SPURS IN THE FIRST ROUND!

    dont look yet, but them grizzlies are on a major roll and are now the eighth seed with a bullet in the west. they are in line to play the spurs if the playoffs started right now! however i expect them to move up.. i can see them realistically going all the way to the 4th seed! but for now, let's assume they move up to 6th and the lakers stay at 3rd or the lakers move up to second as the grizz stay at 7th.. i am just sayin, it will not be a complete shock if they beat the lakers in the FIRST round or at least push them to seven! they match up well with the spurs and the mavs (who they just beat the other night). this team could go far in these playoffs, could be the okc of last year! or like the golden state team that beat the first-seeded mavs a few years back. keep your eye on MEMPHIS!

    they are doing all this with their mega-star out in rudy gay. tony allen brought some tude (first by smacking down the mayo and dominating the locker room) and his play has been off the charts with increased minutes (esp on defense and in his reduced turnovers), as well as battier and the very consistent zach randolph. the other gasol has been healthy and playing with heart and brings an inside presence. OJ mayo, Henry and sam young bring bench depth.  these guys are not going anywhere!
     
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    Not!
     
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    Get real!   Playoffs are a different game.  Memphis will not be able to handle EITHER the Lakers or the Spurs.  Watch both teams step up the D, just like the Celts will.
     
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    Philadelphia may shock someone as well.  They have been playing really good ball.  I wouldn't bet the house on the Grizz but don't underestimate them.  They have some size, defense with TA and Battier.  It will definetly be tough, but remember Goldens State and Dallas?  It can happen.  Nearly happend to us with Atlanta during our championship year.
     
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    NO

    PA
     
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    Hoping they get the Lakers.... they wont win but Ill enjoy watching Kobe force up bricks with TA draped all over him
     
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    Doubt that they'll beat LA, but what we really need is for teams to take LA to the brink in the playoffs.  SA, too.  

    I think the C's will be up to the form they showed last year in the playoffs, generally rolling through teams to get to the finals.  
     
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    dont mean to say i told you so, but i told you so! anyone still thinks memphis simply stinks? anyone wants to put down powe and tony NOW?
     
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    [QUOTE]dont look yet, but them grizzlies are on a major roll and are now the eighth seed with a bullet in the west. they are in line to play the spurs if the playoffs started right now! however i expect them to move up.. i can see them realistically going all the way to the 4th seed! but for now, let's assume they move up to 6th and the lakers stay at 3rd or the lakers move up to second as the grizz stay at 7th.. i am just sayin, it will not be a complete shock if they beat the lakers in the FIRST round or at least push them to seven! they match up well with the spurs and the mavs (who they just beat the other night). this team could go far in these playoffs, could be the okc of last year! or like the golden state team that beat the first-seeded mavs a few years back. keep your eye on MEMPHIS! they are doing all this with their mega-star out in rudy gay. tony allen brought some tude (first by smacking down the mayo and dominating the locker room) and his play has been off the charts with increased minutes (esp on defense and in his reduced turnovers), as well as battier and the very consistent zach randolph. the other gasol has been healthy and playing with heart and brings an inside presence. OJ mayo, Henry and sam young bring bench depth.  these guys are not going anywhere!
    Posted by COMMUNIST-CONTRARIAN[/QUOTE]

    You don't know what you're talking about. The Playoffs are a whole different animal than the regular season. Teams that run up and and down the court are slowed down by veteran teams like the Lakers. It's one thing to win a game against the Lakers...but in a 7 game series, the Lakers length and athleticism will be on display. Same with the Spurs.
     
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    Come on,

    The Celtics failed, and they had a bad night.

    The Lakers and the Spurs will win four to zero or four to one against Memphis.
     
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    In Response to Re: MEMPHIS WILL SHOCK EITHER THE LAKERS OR SPURS IN THE FIRST ROUND!:
    [QUOTE]I can't believe how insecure Laker fans are. You just post something about the Lakers they don't like and they immediately jump all over you! HAHAHA!!!
    Posted by Fiercest34[/QUOTE]

    Good thing boston is in the east....had they been in the west they would struggle big time to make the playoffs!
     
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    Why should Laker fans care what's posted on the Boston board. They have won championships throughout the 2000s, 5 already to Boston's itty bitty 1. And the Lakers have only lost 1 game since the Allstar break. How has Boston faired?

    Laker fans have nothing to feel insecure about because they have the rings, the titles to prove it. Even if Boston fans get their wish and the Lakers don't make the finals, they won the last 2 championships and could win another.

    So keep praying and dreaming Boston fans. You got some serious issues afflicting your team with injuries and acclimating your new scrubs on the team. Troy Murphy  :(  Yeah Laker fans are just shaking in their boots.

     
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    [QUOTE]Why should Laker fans care what's posted on the Boston board. They have won championships throughout the 2000s, 5 already to Boston's itty bitty 1. And the Lakers have only lost 1 game since the Allstar break. How has Boston faired? Laker fans have nothing to feel insecure about because they have the rings, the titles to prove it. Even if Boston fans get their wish and the Lakers don't make the finals, they won the last 2 championships and could win another. So keep praying and dreaming Boston fans. You got some serious issues afflicting your team with injuries and acclimating your new scrubs on the team. Troy Murphy  :(  Yeah Laker fans are just shaking in their boots.
    Posted by rsalas67m[/QUOTE]

    Laughing
     
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    In Response to Re: MEMPHIS WILL SHOCK EITHER THE LAKERS OR SPURS IN THE FIRST ROUND!:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: MEMPHIS WILL SHOCK EITHER THE LAKERS OR SPURS IN THE FIRST ROUND! : Good thing boston is in the east....had they been in the west they would struggle big time to make the playoffs!
    Posted by Laker-Nation32[/QUOTE]

    speaking of roaches
     
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    Memphis beats the Celtics and all of a sudden they are a great team.  No dude! Its just that the Celtics stink!!!
     
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    In Response to Re: MEMPHIS WILL SHOCK EITHER THE LAKERS OR SPURS IN THE FIRST ROUND!:
    [QUOTE]In Response to MEMPHIS WILL SHOCK EITHER THE LAKERS OR SPURS IN THE FIRST ROUND! : You don't know what you're talking about. The Playoffs are a whole different animal than the regular season. Teams that run up and and down the court are slowed down by veteran teams like the Lakers. It's one thing to win a game against the Lakers...but in a 7 game series, the Lakers length and athleticism will be on display. Same with the Spurs.
    Posted by Qdaddy[/QUOTE]memph is all about the grind and pound. no 3-pointers just big strong guys who they can throw into in young, gasol the non-assol (unlike pau), powe and randolph. plus they have toughness with battier and allen to guard any 2 wings! and some talented flash in mayo and others! this team is BUILT for the half-court playoff grind!
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to MEMPHIS WILL SHOCK EITHER THE LAKERS OR SPURS IN THE FIRST ROUND! : Is this straight from your warped mind or from another one of your "sources"?
    Posted by victorlee1234[/QUOTE]yep, that would be straight from my warped mind!
     
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    Memphis is a second tier team even with the additions of Battier and Powe. Celtics lost due to overconfidence and lack of gusto, and not because of brilliance on the part of the Grizzlies. The Lakers or the Spurs will walkover this team.
     
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    [QUOTE]Come on, The Celtics failed, and they had a bad night. The Lakers and the Spurs will win four to zero or four to one against Memphis.
    Posted by Jump-ball-overtime[/QUOTE]

    I agree that Memphis is an improved team, but wouldn't beat the Lakers or Spurs in a playoff series.  They may win a couple of games, if even that. 
     
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    They're not going to shock anyone at all.  If the Celtics had a real bigman, that game wouldn't have been all that close.

    No disrespect to the Grizzlies, but they can't hold with LA, SA, Dallas or OKC. 
     
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    [QUOTE]Come on, The Celtics failed, and they had a bad night. The Lakers and the Spurs will win four to zero or four to one against Memphis.
    Posted by Jump-ball-overtime[/QUOTE]
    My thoughts precisely.

    The Grizzlies just played a good team that is reeling.
     
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    "anyone still thinks memphis simply stinks?"

    Yeah, pretty much. They don't stink but in the west they are irrelevant. They have NO SHOT to beat the Lakers, Spurs, Mavs, or OKC in a seven game series. The west is about those four teams. 

    For you to translate a regular season game or two into postseason results shows you don't understand basketball. You'll see soon enough. But why are you worried about the bottom of the western conference anyhow? 

    The Celts will not see Memphis in the playoffs this year so why bother with this stuff? 

    One thing I will give you: Leon Powe right now looks like he could have made a more productive contribution to this team than Murphy. I want to see a few more weeks of play, but looks like you *were* right about that. Ainge thought he'd have Shaq in the middle and so Powe would be an additional big guy whereas Murphy can stretch the floor. But Shaq has not been around and Powe could have helped more. 

    But it won't change our playoff fate either way. 
     

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