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Hopefully I can join them at some point on the phone, at least. There's so much to discuss.
I've got to miss the show this morning; my daughter is under the weather. Wolo and Johnny Boy will have you in good hands, though. TUNE IN
Marc: "One of the keys for me is the low turnovers. That didn't allow them to run and get easy buckets, kept it at the tempo we wanted."
TA: "Whatever they want me to do, I'm gonna do it - passing out water, giving somebody a high five - I'm all in."
Tony Allen: "I found out (about the starting lineup change) this morning. They told me not to tell y'all."
Tony Allen: "I heard Bongo Lady was on Good Morning America this morning. Salute."
First 2-0 start to a playoff series for Me@phis, feels good
Behind our set tonight. The kid knows... http://t.co/NUTkWnVfVn
Gotta say Portland's been consistent, at least. Blazers went 13-48 outside the paint in Game 1, 13-47 outside the paint in Game 2.
Grizzlies win it 97-82. 6-0 vs Portland and up 2-0 in playoff series for first time ever. Game 3 Saturday at Portland
SHOTS MADE OUTSIDE THE PAINT THIS SERIES: Vince Carter: 4 Damian Lillard: 2
Griz win this one, 97-82. Blazers don't beat Memphis people.
Grizzlies still hanging in there with just 6 turnovers. Huge help to Griz defense when team doesn't turn it over and allow FBPs.
Tony Allen drop a pass wide open under the basket. 30 seconds later the fans are chanting his name. Gotta love it
COME ON CLEE
After his last 3, Damian Lillard has warmed up to a smoking-hot 2-21 (9.5%) from outside the paint in this series so far.
Close to that rarest of things... a Courtney Lee 20-point game. Its like hasn't been seen since November 5th.
Jeff Green with the Dirk fadeaway. Yep. That kind of night for the Blazers.
THEN HE BRICKED IT AGAIN
BUT THEN HE MADE IT
Vince Carter, inspired by the Bongo Lady's heroics, uh...bricks it.
Bongo Lady gets a standing O.
It's like a Jerry Lawler Mid-South Coliseum pop for BONGO LADY. What a phenomenon!
Everyone pre-Bongo Lady in this Bongo Cam is like the undercard in Mayweather/Pacquiao. NO ONE WANTS TO SEE THEM
Just a 10 point game. Feels like way more but the Grizzlies have been so awful in the paint., 18-43 (42%)
Things I didn't expect to type, Part 2: SHOTS MADE: Courtney Lee: 7 Marc/Zach combined: 7
Courtney Lee with 16 points tonight. When Lee scores 15 or more, the Grizzlies are 28-4 over his career (playoffs and reg. season).
That may be the most shot clock violated ever.
You'd have to see Dave Joerger screaming and pumping his fists after Griz forced shot-clock violation to appreciate this mauling. Griz up 15
Did everyone else hear that train horn when ZBo just backed down Aldridge
Things I didn't expect to type: Marc Gasol/Zach Randolph: 7-27 (26%) Everyone else: 22-40 (55%) Grizzlies up 15.
so. locked. in. on. defense. wow
Udrih (ankle sprain) ready to check in again
It certainly appears the Blazers are the proverbial "one-legged man in an ass kicking contest" right now.
Including tonight, Damien Lillard is 8-40 from three point range vs Grizzlies this year. Courtney Lee is 11-15 vs Portland. That = Grizz 5-0
Griz have set franchise playoff record with 27 second-chance points in part because they have missed a whole lot of first chances.
Courtney Lee hitting shots is an excellent sign for this series and beyond. He's 6/8.
Game 2 observation beyond the boxscore: Marc Gasol's agent, Arn Tellem, sitting courtside with Griz brass including Robert Pera's attorney
In 3 halves against the Blazers thus far, the Grizzlies have committed just 11 turnovers (3 by Calathes in Gm1 garbage time). Only 3 tonight
Mike Conley has looked spritely. Outscoring Lillard 14-7.
Grizz 1st half shot chart aka "Just Imagine what the Score Would Be if the Grizzlies Weren't 11-29 in the Paint" http://t.co/CGJ9xvINFo
Grizzlies lead by 11 at half despite Marc and Zach being a combined 2-15 from the field. Conley, Udrih and Lee came up big
Z-Bo 0/6 and little Z-Bo just dropped his bottle behind me. But Griz lead, 50-39.
Beno Udrih (right ankle sprain) might not return. He's questionable.
Hahahahahaha Tony Brothers is doing some performance art stuff now
How bout them Grizz Grannies and Grandpas http://t.co/ekq7DbJD0r
Lillard just got his clock cleaned - again - by Marc Gasol on the screen. Must not have much peripheral vision. Or teammates not talking.
Grizzlies bench 9-19 so far, Blazers bench 4-14.
Beno right ankle sprain. Return probable.
Beno back on bench, everyone can exhale
Beno back on bench.
Z-Bo checking in. Behind me, daughters scream, "Daddy!"
Vince Carter. Making all the plays everyone fully expected. Right, everyone? Right? Anyone?
We have a Vince Carter sighting!
Beno Udrih is 13-21 this series; Damian Lillard is 6-27. Lillard would have to make his next 28 shots in a row to equal the Udrih FG%.
Blazers have been outscored 19-6 over the last 9:26, going 3-14 from the field in that time.
Damien Lillard 1-6, 3 points, 0 assists, 2 fouls. He does not like playing the Grizzlies
Beno to locker room. Memphis holds its breath.
Beno to the locker room...
That was a classic Tony Brothers nWo sequence. Misses an easy push on Vince Carter by Batum then calls something else altogether.
Beno came out of the game, and he is not on the bench - must have gone to locker room to get somethin checked
My guess is that Beno's left hand accidentally touched his leg - he probably suffered 3rd degree burns.
Beno, Blazers miss, Beno, Blazers miss, Beno
Beno limping back to locker room. Time to panic
Beno 13-21 so far this series but headed back to the locker room. He got up from that layup gingerly.
BENO is at it again!
Portland clearly loses to Slovenian players
Little TA freelance special, leaving his man to go double LA and force the turnover. Smart.
Marc, Z-Bo and Jeff Green a combined 3/17 and Griz lead 27-25.
Beno hits - shock of shocks - a midrange J to give the Grizzlies the 27-25 lead and the crowd is by far louder than at any other point.
Grizz 1st quarter shot chart - 6-22 inside the arc http://t.co/oVfoc2YiCT
Grizzlies shoot 8-25, 5-17 in the paint, yet only down 2. Blazers can't feel too good.
Griz missed everything and only trail 21-19 after one. I expect better shooting in 2 on 'Cue challenge.
Blazers only up 2 after this quarter. Very bad sign for them. Grizzlies couldn't finish much worse at all. Leonard shot doesn't count.
Myers Leonard dived into a chair and may now not be able to remember either of his last names.
Beno continues to be a problem for POR's pick and roll defense. POR hedges/shows the fewest % of any team in the NBA, leaving midrange opps.
Portland doesn't lose to Spanish players who go 2/7.
Tonight, every Grizzly is Tony Allen at the basket.
The obligatory "Ref You Suck Chant" http://t.co/N6DyAEkZIx
The fans would love to see Grizz flying off a ladder on top of Tony Brothers right about now
And Nic Batum's got hands like loaves of French bread. Flinging it all over the place.
Tony Brothers is in full-on heel mode tonight.
Meanwhile LaMarcus Aldridge off to a much better start tonight. 4-5 from the field
Grizz definitely getting Marc opportunities early. Already 5 field goal attempts, but connected on only 1
Word of the day so far is subdued. Team and crowd. Doesn't have a playoff feel at all.
Marc and Z-Bo a combined 0/6.
0-4 start for Marc Gasol. Getting his looks but radar's a bit off.
In what probably shouldn't be a surprise, the Grizzlies have followed up an excellent performance with a lackluster start in the next one.