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Grizzlies & Spurs - 4/1/2013

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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><a href="http://www.nba.com/standings/">49 - 24</a></p>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/gameline/"><img src="http://boards.grizzliesonline.com/images/game_thread-vs.png" alt="Matchups" height="64" width="64"></a>

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

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

<p><a href="http://www.nba.com/standings/">55 - 18</a></p>

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

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20130401/SASMEM/gameinfo.html">Monday, April 1, 7:00 pm CT</a></td>

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

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<a href="http://www.fedexforum.com/"><strong><font color="#330066">Fed</font><font color="#FF6600">Ex</font><font color="#0066CC">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/nbatv/">NBA TV</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">No Promotions</a></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/spurs/roster/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/sas_50px_full.gif" alt="Spurs" 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/tony_parker/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/tony_parker.jpg" alt="Tony Parker" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/tony_parker/index.html">Tony Parker</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/daniel_green/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/daniel_green.jpg" alt="Danny Green" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/daniel_green/index.html">Danny Green</a></td>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/tayshaun_prince/index.html">Tayshaun Prince</a><br />

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

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

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/stephen_jackson.html">Stephen Jackson</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/boris_diaw/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/boris_diaw.jpg" alt="Boris Diaw" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/boris_diaw/index.html">Boris Diaw</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/tiago_splitter/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/tiago_splitter.jpg" alt="Tiago Splitter" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/tiago_splitter/index.html">Tiago Splitter</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/gregg_popovich/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/gregg_popovich.jpg" alt="Gregg Popovich" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/coachfile/gregg_popovich/index.html">Gregg Popovich</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/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/jerryd_bayless/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jerryd_bayless.jpg" alt="Jerryd Bayless" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/ed_davis/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/ed_davis.jpg" alt="Ed Davis" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/austin_daye/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/austin_daye.jpg" alt="Austin Daye" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/john_leuer/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/john_leuer.jpg" alt="John Leuer" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/dexter_pittman/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/dexter_pittman.jpg" alt="Dexter Pittman" 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/tony_wroten/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/tony_wroten.jpg" alt="Tony Wroten" height="83" width="60"></a>

 

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/spurs/roster/"><img src="http://i.cdn.turner.com/nba/nba/.element/img/1.0/story/powerrankings_sas_35px.gif" alt="Spurs" height="35" width="35"></a>

 

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/aron_baynes/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/aron_baynes.jpg" alt="Aron Baynes" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/dejuan_blair/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/dejuan_blair.jpg" alt="DeJuan Blair" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/matt_bonner/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/matt_bonner.jpg" alt="Matt Bonner" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/nando_de_colo/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/nando_de_colo.jpg" alt="Nando De Colo" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/tim_duncan/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/tim_duncan.jpg" alt="Tim Duncan" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/emanuel_ginobili/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/emanuel_ginobili.jpg" alt="Emanuel Ginobili" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/cory_joseph/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/cory_joseph.jpg" alt="Cory Joseph" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/kawhi_leonard/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/kawhi_leonard.jpg" alt="Kawhi Leonard" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/patrick_mills/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/patrick_mills.jpg" alt="Patty Mills" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/gary_neal/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/gary_neal.jpg" alt="Gary Neal" 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/">Home Page</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/gamenotes/grizzlies.pdf">Media Game Notes</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 & Coaches</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/schedule/">Schedule & Scores</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/stats/">Player Statistics</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/photos/">Photos</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">Ticket Information</a>

 

 

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

 

 

<a href="http://www.nba.com/spurs/">Home Page</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/gamenotes/spurs.pdf">Media Game Notes</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/spurs/news/">Team News</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/spurs/roster/">Roster & Coaches</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/spurs/schedule/">Schedule & Scores</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/spurs/stats/">Player Statistics</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/spurs/photos/">Photos</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/spurs/video/originals/">Video</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/spurs/tickets/">Ticket Information</a>

 

 

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<h3>Game Information</h3>

<p><strong>Previews:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gametracker/preview/NBA_20130401_SA@MEM">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/preview?gameId=400278823">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20130401/SASMEM/gameinfo.html#nbaGIlive">NBA</a> | <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/preview?gid=2013040129">Yahoo</a></p>

<p><strong>Stat Comparisons:</strong> <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/teammatch?teama=mem&teamb=sas">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/headToHeadTeamResults?statsId1=29&statsId2=24&gameId=2013040129">FOX</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/statistics">NBA</a></p>

<p><strong>Depth:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/teams">CBS</a> | <a href="http://espn.go.com/nba/depth">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/depthchart?gameId=2013040129">FOX</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/gametracker/live/NBA_20130401_SA@MEM">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/gamecast?gameId=400278823">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/gameTrax?gameId=2013040129">FOX</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/tvc/index.html?gamecode=20130401/SASMEM&brand=MEM">NBA</a></p>

<p><strong>Play-By-Plays:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gametracker/playbyplay/NBA_20130401_SA@MEM">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/playbyplay?gameId=400278823">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20130401/SASMEM/gameinfo.html#nbaGIplay">NBA</a></p>

<p><strong>Box Scores:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gametracker/boxscore/NBA_20130401_SA@MEM">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=400278823">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=2013040129">FOX</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20130401/SASMEM/gameinfo.html#nbaGIboxscore">NBA</a> | <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boxscore?gid=2013040129">Yahoo</a></p>

<p><strong>Shot Charts:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gametracker/shotchart/NBA_20130401_SA@MEM">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/shotchart?gameId=400278823">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/csl/index.html?gamecode=20130401/SASMEM">NBA</a></p>

<p><strong>Game Flows:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gametracker/live/NBA_20130401_SA@MEM">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/shotchart?gameId=400278823">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://www.popcornmachine.net/cgi-bin/gameflow.cgi?date=20130401&game=SASMEM">Popcorn Machine</a></p>

<p><strong>Recaps:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gametracker/recap/NBA_20130401_SA@MEM">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=400278823">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/recap?gameId=2013040129">FOX</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20130401/SASMEM/gameinfo.html#nbaGIlive">NBA</a> | <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/recap?gid=2013040129">Yahoo</a></p>

 

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<h3>Remaining Games</h3>

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<li class="away"><a href="http://www.nba.com/blazers/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/por_25px.gif" alt="Trail Blazers" height="25" width="25"> </a>Away: <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20130403/MEMPOR/gameinfo.html">Wed, Apr 3, 9:00 pm CT</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20130403/MEMPOR/gameinfo.html#nbaGIRadio">NBA TV</a>, <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20130403/MEMPOR/gameinfo.html#nbaGIRadio">SportSouth</a></li>

<li class="away"><a href="http://www.nba.com/lakers/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/lal_25px.gif" alt="Lakers" height="25" width="25"> </a>Away: <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20130405/MEMLAL/gameinfo.html">Fri, Apr 5, 9:30 pm CT</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20130405/MEMLAL/gameinfo.html#nbaGIRadio">No TV</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MemphisGrizzlies/events">Watch Party</a></li>

<li class="away"><a href="http://www.nba.com/kings/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/sac_25px.gif" alt="Kings" height="25" width="25"> </a>Away: <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20130407/MEMSAC/gameinfo.html">Sun, Apr 7, 5:00 pm CT</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20130407/MEMSAC/gameinfo.html#nbaGIRadio">SportSouth</a></li>

<li class="home"><a href="http://www.nba.com/bobcats/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/cha_25px.gif" alt="Bobcats" height="25" width="25"> </a><strong>Home</strong>: <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20130409/CHAMEM/gameinfo.html">Tue, Apr 9, 7:00 pm CT</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/fan_zone/promotions.html">2 for Tuesday</a></li>

<li class="away"><a href="http://www.nba.com/rockets/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/hou_25px.gif" alt="Rockets" height="25" width="25"> </a>Away: <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20130412/MEMHOU/gameinfo.html">Fri, Apr 12, 7:00 pm CT</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20130412/MEMHOU/gameinfo.html#nbaGIRadio">SportSouth</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/games/20130413/LACMEM/gameinfo.html">Sat, Apr 13, 7:00 pm CT</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/fan_zone/promotions.html">Tour de Grizz</a>, <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/fan_zone/promotions.html">Go Green</a></li>

<li class="away"><a href="http://www.nba.com/mavericks/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/dal_25px.gif" alt="Mavericks" height="25" width="25"> </a>Away: <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20130415/MEMDAL/gameinfo.html">Mon, Apr 15, 7:00 pm CT</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20130415/MEMDAL/gameinfo.html#nbaGIRadio">NBA TV</a>, <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20130415/MEMDAL/gameinfo.html#nbaGIRadio">SportSouth</a></li>

<li class="home"><a href="http://www.nba.com/jazz/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/uta_25px.gif" alt="Jazz" height="25" width="25"> </a><strong>Home</strong>: <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20130417/UTAMEM/gameinfo.html">Wed, Apr 17, 7:00 pm CT</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/fan_zone/promotions.html">Fan Appreciation</a>, <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/fan_zone/promotions.html">T-Shirts</a>, <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/fan_zone/promotions.html">Group</a></li>

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This will be an interesting game from a Pop perspective. It will be the second game in a 4 game/5nights series with the Spurs playing Mia on Sun, Mem on Monday and Okc thursday. He definitely will be resting starters in some of these games, the question is which ones...

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Can't wait to watch this game in the Grindhouse. The Bears are hungry for that home court. Lets keep the home winning streak going. So glad Ginobili won't be playing. He rivals Chris Fall as the worst Flopper in the league. Go Memphis!!

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Gonna be a good game.

 

But can someone please explain to me why we are still in the 5 spot when we have a better winning % and are a 1/2 game ahead of the Clipps as well? I know they own the tie breaker but I thought that only applies if our winning percentage is the same? Enlighten me.

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Gonna be a good game. But can someone please explain to me why we are still in the 5 spot when we have a better winning % and are a 1/2 game ahead of the Clipps as well? I know they own the tie breaker but I thought that only applies if our winning percentage is the same? Enlighten me.

 

I think it's because they've won their division so can't be any lower than a 4th seed. Still, homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs is decided by record, so if Grizz have a better record they will get homecourt, even if Clips are 4th in the seeding (and Grizz are 5th)

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If all goes well I could get my correct prediction of a rematch between the Grizz and the Clips in the 1st round.

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Definitely a huge game, but we always play up/down to the competition so I expect us to play great and give them a run for their money.

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This will be an interesting game from a Pop perspective. It will be the second game in a 4 game/5nights series with the Spurs playing Mia on Sun, Mem on Monday and Okc thursday. He definitely will be resting starters in some of these games, the question is which ones...

 

He knows he can't beat Miami, so he will (despite Stern watching him closely) rest them against Miami. He needs to beat Memphis, so he will have all his guns ready for us since they play us the next night after Miami.(Pops not gonna' play his big guns in back to back games at this point in the season.)

 

Then after us, the Spurs are at home against the Magic so he sit his main guys out again to get ready to play the Thunder at OKC.

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Big game for us. We need to win this game before we head out West for 3 straight road games.

 

Keep Parker from going crazy against us (Easier said than done), and we will win this game.

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Gonna be a good game. But can someone please explain to me why we are still in the 5 spot when we have a better winning % and are a 1/2 game ahead of the Clipps as well? I know they own the tie breaker but I thought that only applies if our winning percentage is the same? Enlighten me.
This has to do with seedings, as the Clippers would be seeded before the Grizzlies, due to winning their division. You won't find the homecourt advantage rules on the NBA.com Standings page or the NBA.com Playoff Picture page (they only show tie breaker rules). However, the Playoff Seeding Primer article states that even if the Clippers are seeded fourth and the Grizzlies fifth, if the Grizzlies have a better winning percentage, the Grizzlies will have homecourt advantage.

 

"Homecourt advantage for any series is determined by record, not seed. So, it's possible that the 5 seed could have homecourt advantage over the 4, or that the 6 seed could have homecourt advantage over the 3."

 

(Thanks to chipc3 for finding this. Please share this to help minimize confusion.)

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Spurs has 10 bodies on the bench. We have 8, any reason why we cant have 10? It wouldn't hurt to to have 2 extra guys.

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I like the bench lineup of DA, Davis, Daye, Bayless and Qpon...size athleticism and scoring

.. I think Hollins should let them get some chemistry before the playoffs

 

YO

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He knows he can't beat Miami, so he will (despite Stern watching him closely) rest them against Miami. He needs to beat Memphis, so he will have all his guns ready for us since they play us the next night after Miami.(Pops not gonna' play his big guns in back to back games at this point in the season.) Then after us, the Spurs are at home against the Magic so he sit his main guys out again to get ready to play the Thunder at OKC.

 

I am just curious, Not disputing you, but I am wondering why Pop "needs" to beat Memphis. I dont think he feels like MEM is going to come catch him for the division.

 

If he beats the Heat, then he picks up a full game on them in the race for the TOP SEED throughout the playoffs. It would just seem to me that he would want to beat MIA, rest his guys against us then get ready to play OKC, who is right behind him in the West.

 

I mean we are like 5.5 or 6 games behind SA with 11 to play. It would seem that MEM is the least of his worries--if Pop has any worries at all. LOL

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I am just curious, Not disputing you, but I am wondering why Pop "needs" to beat Memphis. I dont think he feels like MEM is going to come catch him for the division. If he beats the Heat, then he picks up a full game on them in the race for the TOP SEED throughout the playoffs. It would just seem to me that he would want to beat MIA, rest his guys against us then get ready to play OKC, who is right behind him in the West. I mean we are like 5.5 or 6 games behind SA with 11 to play. It would seem that MEM is the least of his worries--if Pop has any worries at all. LOL

 

I agree with this.

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Wondering what to expect from the Spurs tomorrow after getting beat by Miami at their place.

 

My *guess* is that Duncan doesn't play tomorrow. But hard to know for sure. If they lose to Mem, Okc will really breathing down their neck for the first seed. BUT I'm not sure Pop et al take the seeding as seriously as resting their players. Hard to know but Grizz should come prepared.

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I am just curious, Not disputing you, but I am wondering why Pop "needs" to beat Memphis. I dont think he feels like MEM is going to come catch him for the division.

 

If he beats the Heat, then he picks up a full game on them in the race for the TOP SEED throughout the playoffs. It would just seem to me that he would want to beat MIA, rest his guys against us then get ready to play OKC, who is right behind him in the West.

 

I mean we are like 5.5 or 6 games behind SA with 11 to play. It would seem that MEM is the least of his worries--if Pop has any worries at all. LOL

 

 

Well He lost to the Heat, and he didn't rest any of his top available players. So He needs to beat Memphis as he is going to want to stay ahead of OKC record wise for home court advantage in the WCF play-offs.

 

I did say he wouldn't play his starters in back to back games. We shall see what Pop does tomorrow night against us . Maybe he thinks he can beat us regardless of who plays for him. But I doubt that. I think we will see him use all his available guns and ammunition against us.

 

Go Grizz!

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Very surprised a shorthanded Heat team beat the Spurs. Should never have been that close. They will be coming into our house embarrassed and possibly looking for payback. Hope we give them a warm welcome and send them packing. We are rested, we are home, and we are hungry. Go Grizzlies!!! I will be there, I plan on losing my voice.

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San Antonio has played at Houston (Lost by 1 point), Denver (won by 1 point), the Clippers (won by 2 points) and Miami (lost by 2 points). That is a tough stretch of games. Playing the Grizzlies will be their 5th game in 9 days against top quality opponents. The grind is starting to show their age perhaps. I would expect them to come out on fire against the Grizzlies and hope to build a big lead to rest some down the stretch. The last thing I imagine they want is another game coming down to the last shot.

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San Antonio has played at Houston (Lost by 1 point), Denver (won by 1 point), the Clippers (won by 2 points) and Miami (lost by 2 points). That is a tough stretch of games. Playing the Grizzlies will be their 5th game in 9 days against top quality opponents. The grind is starting to show their age perhaps. I would expect them to come out on fire against the Grizzlies and hope to build a big lead to rest some down the stretch. The last thing I imagine they want is another game coming down to the last shot.
And they have OKC in 3 days with a trip to Orlando in there. Following that OKC game, they have 6 games remaining, 3 of them on the road, and 3 against playoff teams, and 1 against the LOLakers. I think OKC gets the top seed.

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Spurs players logged a lot of minutes lately. Last night against a depleted Miami team the Spurs starters played a ton of minutes. Tim Duncan played 35 minutes. Tony Parker played 37 minutes. Kawhi Leonard played 37 as well. Danny Green played 32 minutes.

 

The most anyone on the bench played was 19 minutes and that was without Manu Ginobili. I thought San Antonio was supposed to be this great team with such depth. Why aren't they playing their bench players more minutes?

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So in the pick 12, I called this one a L ( was thinking we wouldn't have MG ) and all I know is...... I WANT TO BE WRONG!!!!!!! :D

 

Go Grizz, do that grit and grind thing baby!

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Spurs just announced that Tim Duncan (sore left knee) and Kawhi Leonard (sore left knee) are both out tonight.

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Spurs just announced that Tim Duncan (sore left knee) and Kawhi Leonard (sore left knee) are both out tonight.
SWEET! While I am one who wants to beat teams when they are at their best, I am all for getting a "W" any way possible right now. They will still be tough but I will take any advantage we can get.

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