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Sunday, May 19
Grizzlies are playing pretty hard, for a team that walked to the arena this morning, then played extra 48 minutes before tip. So, not very.
"Thank goodness, Tim Duncan in for Matt Bonner." -- Z-Bo, probably.
Fans behind me insist on telling Marc Gasol "you're the best brother" after every timeout. I mean, how's he supposed to feel about that?
I'm assuming Memphis will get some things together a make a game of this eventually. Right?
The Red Rodman, out-muscling Z-Bo.
And here's Parker.
It's a mostly starting Memphis unit against Spurs' subs. We'll see how long this keeps up.
Joseph with offensive tap-ins now. Spurs are playing harder in addition to better.
Pop has often called big first-half leads his worst nightmare. He might as well be coaching in his underwear right now.
Grizzlies have been pretty good this season mounting comebacks. But not all that good at scoring. Interested to see how this plays out.
Hard to imagine how that quarter could have gone better for the Spurs'. Lead up to 31-14.
Dumb foul by Arthur, even if it wasn't a foul at all and no way in the act of shooting.
And Matt Bonner is re-enacting the 3-point shootout against them. Wiiiiide open.
Memphis, we'll remind, was second in the league in the regular season at defending the 3-point line.
Gary Neal gets, I think, the first block-charge of his career. They should stop the game and give him the ball.
double-figure lead allows Pop to sub out Duncan with 3 min. left in 1st; vs. Dubs he was going full 1st quarter
first 'run' of game for Griz, back to back baskets
There were entire quarters in Spurs-Griz 2011 series when Spurs didn't score 18; they've got 18 with 6:27 left in 1st today
Spurs open 7 of 8. If they can keep up this percentage, they can probably win the series.
Spurs up 12 points midway through 1Q. You know Pop hates that.
7:21 left in the 1Q, Spurs finally go a possession without scoring.
Spurs have gotten two open/semi-open 3-point looks in first three possessions. Going to be key in the series.
Spurs v Grizzlies 330pm eastern...ABC tune in
GOODMORNING! Have a great day!
Those of you in town might consider buying a hard copy of today's E-N, featuring complete WCF preview section, but ... links to come
Great day. Oldest graduated from High school today. Blessed to be surrounded by so many family and friends.
Saturday, May 18
Seek respect, not attention!
A lot of people couldn't handle what I've been through.
Also, he spelled his last name "Stoudamire" then. And still does, probably.
Doesn't feel like I've been on the beat long, but first MEM-SA game I covered, Damon Stoudemire was Grizz starting PG. Now they're in WCF.
Unless I've missed something in my quick research, Memphis at 5th is lowest seed to make conference final since '99 Knicks at 8th.
Haven't read everything, but haven't seen any legit, non-partisan source that actually picks Spurs to win this thing. Interesting ...
What up doe!
After beating Warriors, Spurs now own a playoff series victory over every team in West but one: the Houston Rockets.
Friday, May 17
One notable prop: over/under on Ginobili's average WCF ppg is 12.5. I know which way I'd go on that one.
Some odds from Bovada: Spurs tiny (10/13) favorites to win WCF, 5/1 to win title. Heat are huge (1/3) title faves.
One thing about Grizz ... the Russ-less OKC team they choked out in Round 2 was limited & one-dimensional. Little fool's gold there.
That was not directed at anyone in particular. Just a general warning. Saw some of it in the Golden State series already.
Fair warning: If you're one of those insecure fans who believes saying something nice about opponent = "hating" on Spurs, just unfollow now.
Thumbnail of WCF matchup: Grizz play great defense, so they'll be in every game; Grizz can't shoot, so Spurs will be in every game. Fair?
The LuAnn Platter. That's what they call the special at Luby's. Should have remembered: There's a King of the Hill character named after it.
How old is the Axtell story? E-N called me on spring break to help cover it. And I couldn't get email at the folks' house.
Notable spring/summer Texas graduates: Vince Young, Case McCoy, Austin "169 pitches" Wood, and ... Luke Axtell.
Tony Parker made more 3-point shots than 2-point shots last night. No way that's happened before.
Unless you've lived my life... you can't judge me.
Why stress over something you can't change!!
Game 1 of Spurs-Grizzlies series is 2:30 on Sunday. All the rest of the games tip off at 8.
Tiago Splitter, on the matchup vs. Z-Bo: "It's non-stop fighting. ... He's a warrior." Although, not a Warrior.
Long, late flight back + early game SUN not optimal. Recalls 2006, when Spurs had to fly back from Sacramento to start Dallas series.
Spurs probably better equipped to handle Grizzlies than in 2011. Bigger now, and healthier.
Not saying he'll miss games or anything. Just bears watching.
The knee has been bothering Leonard all year. Affects him some nights more than others.
Leonard and Doc Schmidt conferring at his locker when the doors opened postgame.
Storyline for next round: Leonard's knee. It's bothering him and mild cause for concern.
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Great team effort again tonight to win this serie vs. Golden State... We're moving to the Western Conference ;-) An other step ! "GoSpursGo"
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