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Grizzlies & Magic - 4/26/2012

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<div class="grizz"> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/"><img src="/images/bearhead-80.png" alt="Grizzlies" height="64" width="80"></a>

<p>40-25</p>

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<div class="opponent"> <a href="http://www.nba.com/magic/"><img src="http://i.cdn.turner.com/nba/nba/.element/img/2.0/sect/gameinfo/teamlogos/ORL.gif"

alt="Magic" height="64" width="101"></a>

<p>37-28</p>

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<th><strong>Date & Time:</strong></th>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20120426/ORLMEM/gameinfo.html">Thursday, April 26, 7:00 pm CST</a></td>

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<th><strong>Location:</strong></th>

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<a href="http://www.fedexforum.com/"><strong><font color="#660099">Fed</font><font color="#FF8C00">Ex</font><font color="#00BFFF">Forum</font></strong></a>, <a href="http://www.cityofmemphis.org/">Memphis</a>, <a href="http://www.state.tn.us/">TN</a> </td>

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<th><strong>Television:</strong></th>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/schedule/schedule-satellite_broadcast.html">SportSouth</a>, <a href="http://www.nba.com/nba_tv/league_pass.html">NBA LP</a>/<a href="http://www.nba.com/leaguepass/online.html">LPBB</a>/<a href="http://www.nba.com/leaguepass/mobile.html">LPM</a></td>

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<th><strong>Radio/Audio:</strong></th>

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<a href="http://www.espn929.com/">92.9FM</a>, <a href="http://www.espn929.com/">680AM</a>, <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/news/radio_network_partners.html">Affiliates</a>, <a href="http://www.nba.com/broadband/alp_schedule.html">NBA ALP</a>/<a href="http://www.nba.com/mobile/gametime">GT</a></td>

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<th class="last"><strong>Promotions:</strong></th>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/fan_zone/promotions.html">Headbands Giveaway</a>, <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/fan_zone/promotions.html">Fan Appreciation Night</a></li> </td>

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<th>Teams</th>

<th>Point

Guard</th>

<th>Shooting

Guard</th>

<th>Small

Forward</th>

<th>Power

Forward</th>

<th>Center</th>

<th>Head

Coach</th>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/roster/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/grizzlies/grizzlies_logo-clawball-web.gif" alt="Grizzlies" height="46" width="50"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/magic/roster/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/orl_50px_full.gif" alt="Magic" height="50" width="50"></a></td>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/mike_conley/index.html">Mike Conley</a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/mike_conley/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/mike_conley.jpg" alt="Mike Conley" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/von_wafer/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/von_wafer.jpg" alt="Von Wafer" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/von_wafer/index.html">Von Wafer</a></td>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/tony_allen.html">Tony Allen</a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/tony_allen.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/tony_allen.jpg" alt="Tony Allen" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/chris_duhon/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/chris_duhon.jpg" alt="Chris Duhon" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/chris_duhon/index.html">Chris Duhon</a></td>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/rudy_gay/index.html">Rudy Gay</a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/rudy_gay/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/rudy_gay.jpg" alt="Rudy Gay" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/hidayet_turkoglu.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/hidayet_turkoglu.jpg" alt="Hedo Turkoglu" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/hidayet_turkoglu.html">Hedo Turkoglu</a></td>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/zach_randolph/index.html">Zach Randolph</a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/zach_randolph/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/zach_randolph.jpg" alt="Zach Randolph" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/earl_clark/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/earl_clark.jpg" alt="Earl Clark" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/earl_clark/index.html">Earl Clark</a></td>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/marc_gasol.html">Marc Gasol</a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/marc_gasol.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/marc_gasol.jpg" alt="Marc Gasol" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/daniel_orton/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/daniel_orton.jpg" alt="Daniel Orton" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/daniel_orton/index.html">Daniel Orton</a></td>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/coachfile/lionel_hollins/index.html">Lionel Hollins</a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/coachfile/lionel_hollins/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/lionel_hollins.jpg" alt="Lionel Hollins" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/coachfile/stan_van_gundy/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/stan_van_gundy.jpg" alt="Stan Van Gundy" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/coachfile/stan_van_gundy/index.html">Stan Van Gundy</a> </td>

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<h3>Benches</h3>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/roster/"><img src="http://i.cdn.turner.com/nba/nba/.element/img/1.0/story/powerrankings_mem_35px.gif" alt="Grizzlies" height="35" width="35"></a>

 

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/gilbert_arenas/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/gilbert_arenas.jpg" alt="Gilbert Arenas" height="83" width="60"></a><a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/darrell_arthur/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/darrell_arthur.jpg" alt="Darrell Arthur" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/dante_cunningham/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/dante_cunningham.jpg" alt="Dante Cunningham" height="86" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/hamed_haddadi/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/hamed_haddadi.jpg" alt="Hamed Haddadi" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/lester_hudson/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/lester_hudson.jpg" alt="Lester Hudson" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/oj_mayo/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/oj_mayo.jpg" alt="O.J. Mayo" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jeremy_pargo/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jeremy_pargo.jpg" alt="Jeremy Pargo" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/quincy_pondexter/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/quincy_pondexter.jpg" alt="Quincy Pondexter" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/josh_selby/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/josh_selby.jpg" alt="Josh Selby" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/marreese_speights/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/marreese_speights.jpg" alt="Marreese Speights" height="83" width="60"></a>

 

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/magic/roster/"><img src="http://i.cdn.turner.com/nba/nba/.element/img/1.0/story/powerrankings_orl_35px.gif" alt="Magic" height="35" width="35"></a>

 

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/ryan_j_anderson/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/ryan_j_anderson.jpg" alt="Ryan Anderson" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/glen_davis/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/glen_davis.jpg" alt="Glen Davis" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/justin_harper/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/justin_harper.jpg" alt="Justin Harper" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/dwight_howard/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/dwight_howard.jpg" alt="Dwight Howard" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/deandre_liggins/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/deandre_liggins.jpg" alt="DeAndre Liggins" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jameer_nelson/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jameer_nelson.jpg" alt="Jameer Nelson" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jj_redick/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jj_redick.jpg" alt="J.J. Redick" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jason_richardson/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jason_richardson.jpg" alt="Jason Richardson" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/quentin_richardson/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/quentin_richardson.jpg" alt="Quentin Richardson" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/ish_smith/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/ish_smith.jpg" alt="Ishmael Smith" height="83" width="60"></a>

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<div class="grizz"> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/"><img src="/images/gamethread-teaminfo-bearhead-66.gif" alt="Grizzlies" height="22" width="66"></a>

 

 

<a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/news/notes.pdf">Media Game Notes</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/news/gametime-120425-magic">Game Preview</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/news/gametime-120425-magic">Game Recap</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/news/grizzlies_news.html">Team News</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/roster/">Roster</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/schedule/">Schedule & Scores</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/stats/">Statistics</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/stats/team_splits.html">Team Splits</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/video/originals/">Video</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/tickets/index-tickets-100821.html">Tickets</a>

 

 

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<div class="opponent"> <a href="http://www.nba.com/magic/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/fantasy/07/ORL-Logo.gif" alt="Magic" height="22" width="66"></a>

 

 

<a href="http://www.nba.com/magic/news/notes.pdf">Media Game Notes</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/magic/">Game Preview</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/magic/">Game Recap</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/magic/news/">Team News</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/magic/roster/">Roster</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/magic/schedule/">Schedule & Scores</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/magic/stats/">Statistics</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/magic/stats/team_splits.html">Team Splits</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/magic/video/originals/">Video</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/magic/tickets/">Tickets</a>

 

 

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<h3>Game Information</h3>

<p><strong>Previews:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gametracker/preview/NBA_20120426_ORL@MEM">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/preview?gameId=320426029">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20120426/ORLMEM/gameinfo.html#nbaGIlive">NBA</a> | <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/preview?gid=2012042629">Yahoo</a></p>

<p><strong>Stat Comparisons:</strong> <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/teammatch?teama=mem&teamb=orl">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/headToHeadTeamResults?statsId1=29&statsId2=19&gameId=2012042629">FOX</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/statistics">NBA</a></p>

<p><strong>Depth:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/depth-charts">CBS</a> | <a href="http://espn.go.com/nba/depth">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/depthchart?gameId=2012042629">FOX</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/depth_charts/dcWest.html">NBA</a> | <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/mem/depthchart">Yahoo</a></p>

<p><strong>Injuries:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/injuries">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/injuries">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/injuries">FOX</a> | <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/injuries">Yahoo</a></p>

<p><strong>Referee Assignments:</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/news/referee.html">NBA</a></p>

<p><strong>Live Game Info:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gamecenter/live/NBA_20120426_ORL@MEM">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/gamecast?gameId=320426029">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/gameTrax?gameId=2012042629">FOX</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/tvc/index.html?gamecode=20120426/ORLMEM&brand=MEM">NBA</a></p>

<p><strong>Play-By-Plays:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gamecenter/playbyplay/NBA_20120426_ORL@MEM">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/playbyplay?gameId=320426029">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20120426/ORLMEM/gameinfo.html#nbaGIplay">NBA</a></p>

<p><strong>Box Scores:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gamecenter/boxscore/NBA_20120426_ORL@MEM">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=320426029">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=2012042629">FOX</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20120426/ORLMEM/gameinfo.html#nbaGIboxscore">NBA</a> | <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boxscore?gid=2012042629">Yahoo</a></p>

<p><strong>Shot Charts:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gamecenter/shotchart/NBA_20120426_ORL@MEM">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/shotchart?gameId=320426029">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/csl/index.html?gamecode=20120426/ORLMEM">NBA</a></p>

<p><strong>Game Flows:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gamecenter/live/NBA_20120426_ORL@MEM">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/shotchart?gameId=320426029">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://www.popcornmachine.net/cgi-bin/gameflow.cgi?date=20120426&game=ORLMEM">Popcorn Machine</a></p>

<p><strong>Recaps:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gamecenter/recap/NBA_20120426_ORL@MEM">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=320426029">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/recap?gameId=2012042629">FOX</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20120426/ORLMEM/gameinfo.html#nbaGIlive">NBA</a> | <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/recap?gid=2012042629">Yahoo</a></p>

 

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<h3>2012 NBA Playoffs, Round 1, Western Conference, 4 vs 5</h3>

<ol>

<li class="away"><strong>Series Schedule</strong></li>

<li class="home"><a href="http://www.nba.com/clippers/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/lac_25px.gif" alt="Clippers" height="25" width="25"> </a><strong>Home</strong>: <a href="http://www.nba.com/statistics/playoff_picture.html">Game 1</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/statistics/playoff_picture.html">Date, Time, Location TBD</a></li>

<li class="home"><a href="http://www.nba.com/clippers/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/lac_25px.gif" alt="Clippers" height="25" width="25"> </a><strong>Home</strong>: <a href="http://www.nba.com/statistics/playoff_picture.html">Game 2</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/statistics/playoff_picture.html">Date, Time, Location TBD</a></li>

<li class="away"><a href="http://www.nba.com/clippers/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/lac_25px.gif" alt="Clippers" height="25" width="25"> </a>Away: <a href="http://www.nba.com/statistics/playoff_picture.html">Game 3</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/statistics/playoff_picture.html">Date, Time, Location TBD</a></li>

<li class="away"><a href="http://www.nba.com/clippers/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/lac_25px.gif" alt="Clippers" height="25" width="25"> </a>Away: <a href="http://www.nba.com/statistics/playoff_picture.html">Game 4</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/statistics/playoff_picture.html">Date, Time, Location TBD</a></li>

<li class="away"></li>

<li class="away"><strong>If Necessary</strong></li>

<li class="home"><a href="http://www.nba.com/clippers/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/lac_25px.gif" alt="Clippers" height="25" width="25"> </a><strong>Home</strong>: <a href="http://www.nba.com/statistics/playoff_picture.html">Game 5</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/statistics/playoff_picture.html">Date, Time, Location TBD</a></li>

<li class="away"><a href="http://www.nba.com/clippers/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/lac_25px.gif" alt="Clippers" height="25" width="25"> </a>Away: <a href="http://www.nba.com/statistics/playoff_picture.html">Game 6</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/statistics/playoff_picture.html">Date, Time, Location TBD</a></li>

<li class="home"><a href="http://www.nba.com/clippers/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/lac_25px.gif" alt="Clippers" height="25" width="25"> </a><strong>Home</strong>: <a href="http://www.nba.com/statistics/playoff_picture.html">Game 7</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/statistics/playoff_picture.html">Date, Time, Location TBD</a></li>

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Let ZBO start this game. We have to know what he brings to the table if given enough minutes. I dont think he really had the chance to find his rythym. Just let him start and play 35+ minutes, we really need him in the playoffs.

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Has Lionel hinted in any way whether or not Z-Bo will start in the playoffs?

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Has Lionel hinted in any way whether or not Z-Bo will start in the playoffs?

 

He's hinted more to not changing what he felt has worked with bringing him off the bench...

 

YO

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If by some miracle the Clippers lose tonight and tomorrow, this is going to be the single most important regular season game in franchise history.

 

Man I hope we can do it!

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I dont care if Zbo is coming off the bench or starting. We have to find a way to get him back to some of his form. This game may be the only chance we can stick him out there for most of the game to see what he can do. The thing im not seeing out there is his positioning. He never relied on his athleticism to get his positioning for his z bounds but since the Toronto game, we havent really seen any of this.

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I think zbo should still come off the bench for the rest of the year...the team can't afford to mess with the chemistry right now

 

Exactly.

 

You don't just hand over the starting position to someone. He has to earn it back and he hasn't done that. Plus, you don't want to mess up the chemistry we have with the 1st unit. Our starting PF is the least of our worries when starting out games. Speights is probably our best 1st quarter player on the team. If ZBO is having a great game, we keep him in the game and plays big minutes.

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Homecourt advantage game....This will be crazy...We just need the knicks to win in MSG.... It will be crazy if we get to host a series...

 

YO

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Clipps win REST EVERY SINGLE PLAYER

 

Clipps lose play it like a playoff game.

 

I wonder if ORL will rest players.

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Theory: Orlando beats Charlotte tomorrow and rests its players for the MEM game. They are 2.0 games ahead of 7th spot and the 5th spot is out of reach.

 

But all goes underwater if LAC beats Knicks.. Who could tank to get the 8th spot to play Chicago. Lots of variables...

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Carmelo? Love him! The Knickerbockers are a class organization! Second to none! Gooooooo Knicks!

 

Death to flop city!

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Another aspect of this is that if the Clips lose and we take care of business against Orlando then that gives us TONS of momentum going into the playoffs on top of having home court. Right now I feel like we aren't playing amazing, but doing just enough to get by. I think this is the spark we need to get to that next level.

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Theory: Orlando beats Charlotte tomorrow and rests its players for the MEM game. They are 2.0 games ahead of 7th spot and the 5th spot is out of reach.

 

But all goes underwater if LAC beats Knicks.. Who could tank to get the 8th spot to play Chicago. Lots of variables...

 

If the Knicks and the Bobcats win(i know, I know) tonight. We will be playing for home court and the Magic would be playing to avoid the 7 seed.

 

Win or lose, it would be an excellent tune up for the playoffs.

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My take on the recent play of the Grizzlies is that Lionel is using these last few games as something like preseason combined with playoff practice. He is trying out some different combinations, playing his main lineups a few times each game to see how they perform, but almost as important, hiding our main strengths to limit scouting opportunities by the Clippers. Think about it. We've known we were probably going to be facing the Clippers for weeks. The Clippers may have had the same knowledge, but if they scouted us over the last two weeks, what have they seen? Us getting by, not us focused except for limited periods. In contrast, the Clippers have been playing against tough teams. We have gotten to see what they are like at their best, because if they didn't play their best, they would have lost and we wouldn't have to play them in the playoffs.

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My take on the recent play of the Grizzlies is that Lionel is using these last few games as something like preseason combined with playoff practice.

 

Word.

 

These games have felt just like preseason. Once the real season begins some of the players that have been on the floor for extended minutes won't crack the bench except for excessive fouls, emergency situations, or the rare matchup situation. I look for a very tight rotation of 8-9 come this weekend.

 

All the wailing and gnashing of teeth is over practice. Practice! We talkin' bout practice?!...

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The team has been bored as of late. If the Clippers lose tonight, I'll think they'll have plenty of fun playing the Magic tomorrow. If Clippers win, then they'll be bored playing the Magic and then pick it up in the playoffs.

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Z-Bo is starting and the brace is off..

 

Where is the from. Link?

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Clippers are at the Knicks tonight. I'm going for the Knicks..

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Clippers are at the Knicks tonight. I'm going for the Knicks..

Yea, you and everyone else in Memphis.

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