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Grizzlies & Clippers - 4/9/2012


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#1 SixthMan

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:04 PM

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32-23

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Date & Time: Monday, April 9, 7:00 pm CST
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#2 KoufosSnozz

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:18 AM

Playoffs preview?

#3 smit-tay griz

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:50 AM

View Postlilgregmonroe, on 07 April 2012 - 12:18 AM, said:

Playoffs preview?
If so I hope it's a game 1 preview, meaning we have home court advantage.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:35 PM

Difficult matchup. Must win to make a statement to the playoffs; maybe we will face them can't loose all games.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:12 PM

View PostCam., on 07 April 2012 - 09:09 PM, said:

Am I the only one with a bad feeling about this game?
I'm not worried at all. We're playing some of the best basketball I've seen in years. With a day of rest and this being a home game, I'm pretty confident.

A win would be a nice statement going into the Playoffs

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:17 PM

Gonna be a different game with the "more healthy" ZBo. Hope Tony will be back. We've been playing good without him, but he's still an intergral part of our game.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:25 PM

This game is a win... book it now!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:28 PM

View Postnotnilc20, on 07 April 2012 - 09:17 PM, said:

Gonna be a different game with the "more healthy" ZBo. Hope Tony will be back. We've been playing good without him, but he's still an intergral part of our game.

I love TA but his bone head moves seem to have gotten more frequent latley. I definitely want him playing against Kobe, KD and the like but I think we have done great on defense without him. Q has been great and so has OJ.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:32 PM

Am I the only one with a bad feeling about this game?

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:36 PM

I hope the Kings can do us a favor tonight and get us a little closer to that 4 spot.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:17 PM

It's time to beat these guys and take the home court advantage

YO

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:30 PM

Must win

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:13 AM

Grizzlies must win the next four games (Clippers, Phoenix, Spurs and Utah).

If by April 14 we are 36-23, we can hold on the 4th spot come the playoffs.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:55 AM

I know that will not happen but in this particular game I would start OJ... I think QP would be a better matchup for Young and OJ for Foye but that is just me.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:24 AM

View PostSimple_Like_That, on 08 April 2012 - 05:55 AM, said:

I know that will not happen but in this particular game I would start OJ... I think QP would be a better matchup for Young and OJ for Foye but that is just me.

you dont make lineup changes to adjust to the other team. Make them adjust to you

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:38 AM

Maybe like a lot of you, I have been watching a lot of the Clippers' games on League Pass this year. One thing I can tell you is to get ready for a 3 pt barrage. Its like the Clips are all lobs for dunks or 3 point shooting.

There are a couple of constants or givens to look for in this game: Chris Paul will whine and cry. He is a whiny, crying little stump of a PG, but he is great. He controls the game. You get up on him, he will go around you. You play off of him, and he can hit the 3. If he gets in the lane, he can draw contact. Our team D will have to be on point.

Another constant is that the Clips are going to jack 3s. They shoot a ton of them. Randy Foye is simply on fire. He can run you out of the arena. Foye, Paul, Young, Butler, Mo Williams (if he plays--he was out last night with a toe injury), Bobby Simmons-who?? yes Bobby Simmons, Eric Bledsoe--they ALL shoot 3s. They are becoming Orlando Magic-West. So we will HAVE to be on point with our perimeter defense.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:44 AM

For the Grizzlies to win this game they must play tough inside and close out fast on the perimeter. It will be fun to watch Blake Griffin vs Zach Randolph but the real matchup with be Mayo on Foye. Randy Foye has been red-hot on the perimeter and Mayo will need to respect his range and show off a little of his own.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:25 AM

I live in OK and I cannot stand Blake Griffin. I have zero respect for the BS whining and flopping he pulls on the court. He was booed loudly in OKC last year. Randolph or whoever better give him about a 3 foot cushion or he will spontaneously flop to the ground. It's one thing to sell a call a little but this guy is just one big muscled up F-tard who needs to be taught a lesson.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:28 AM

Go watch the acting job he pulled on Cousins the other night. Classic Blake Griffin. This guy is a real d-bag.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:17 AM

View Postthunderfan, on 08 April 2012 - 08:28 AM, said:

Go watch the acting job he pulled on Cousins the other night. Classic Blake Griffin. This guy is a real d-bag.
He thinks he gets fouled every play. The whole Clippers team are floppers. I'm glad Cousins spoke out, the flopping is getting out of hand and if more players spoke on it, I think there should be penalties for obvious acting jobs. Cousins didn't even touch him yet he does a delay flop, and the refs fall for it.