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Grizzlies @ Timberwolves - 4/17/2012


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#1 SixthMan

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:31 PM

Grizzlies

35-25

Heat

25-37

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 17, 7:00 pm CST
Location: Target Center, MInneapolis, MN
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Grizzlies Gilbert ArenasDarrell Arthur Dante Cunningham Hamed Haddadi O.J. Mayo Jeremy Pargo Quincy Pondexter Zach Randolph Josh Selby
Timberwolves Michael Beasley Wayne Ellington Malcolm Lee Kevin Love Darko Milicic Brad Miller Luke Ridnour Ricky Rubio Anthony Tolliver Derrick Williams


#2 GTG

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:55 PM

I don't use this term often (or lightly) but... automatic win.

The Wolves are a team we simply don't lose to. Also, after Rubio went down, they went into a free-fall and, in a matter of weeks, re-established their reputation as one of the worst franchises in the NBA. Assuming they lose to Indiana on Monday, they will be riding a 10 game losing streak when we play them. They've already been eliminated from the Playoffs and have shut down for the year.

I'm positive we'll win.

#3 rockygriz

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:50 AM

Do you think they want more balls in the draft? That might make the game even easier. We need someone with nothing to win for.

:wacko:

#4 Once_a_hater

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:47 AM

They give OK a hard time yesterday, but still a must win special with Love out.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:52 AM

View PostSimple_Like_That, on 15 April 2012 - 10:47 AM, said:

They give OK a hard time yesterday, but still a must win special with Love out.
Is Love officially out?

#6 Once_a_hater

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:03 AM

View PostGTG, on 15 April 2012 - 10:52 AM, said:

Is Love officially out?

I think so atr least was what I heard loast night on OKC vs Wolves... he has a concussion and something ...I think is his neck.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:18 PM

View Postrockygriz, on 15 April 2012 - 06:50 AM, said:

Do you think they want more balls in the draft? That might make the game even easier. We need someone with nothing to win for.

:wacko:
They don't have any 1st round picks.

#8 Mtownballer

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:54 PM

Alright this one lands on my B-day! Let's get them!!

#9 smit-tay griz

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:14 PM

View PostSimple_Like_That, on 15 April 2012 - 11:03 AM, said:

I think so atr least was what I heard loast night on OKC vs Wolves... he has a concussion and something ...I think is his neck.
How do you get a concussion in your neck?

#10 Memphicity Design

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:45 PM

View Postsmit-tay griz, on 15 April 2012 - 06:14 PM, said:

How do you get a concussion in your neck?

hahhaha :D

#11 notnilc20

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:35 PM

after the poor performance in NO.....this is by no means an automatic win. Although I don't think the Grizzlies will lay two eggs in a row...I also didn't think they would let NO bully us around in the paint and out hustle us. Gotta win this one.

#12 ItIsWhatItIs

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:42 PM

Conley set to get starched by Barea

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:51 PM

Minny will be playing for pride! What about the Grizz?

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:52 PM

Minny will be playing for pride! What about the Grizz?

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:09 AM

Since Marc probaly not play,why not replace him with DC. On March 27th against Minnesota Dante Cunningham replaced Marc at center. Marc was out with a sore ankle. Cunningham played 40 minutes and scored 13 points and pulled down 14 rebounds. Speights played power forward with Z-Bo spelling him some at P.F. Memphis beat Minnesota 93 to 86 in Memphis. K- Love played for Minnesota although Minnesota's Pekovic didn't.

Why not try it again. I am worried about Derrick Williams. He will probably give Speights/Z-Bo trouble.

I just don't think Speights and this years version of Z-Bo are mobile enough to defend the paint area. Cunningham is more athletic and more active both on offense and defense.

Starters:

C. Cunningham
P.F. Speights
S.F. Gay
S.G. Allen or Pondexter (take your pick) Pondexter gives you more size along with 3pt shooting capabilities. Allen plays better defense, but he is out of control on offense.
P.G. Conley

Bench:
C. Haddadi
P.F. Z-Bo
S.F. Pondexter
S.G. Mayo
P.G. Arenas

#16 GrizzliesIQYO

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:30 AM

This will tell you how serious Hollins is about not starting Zbo if Cunningham starts this game


YO

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:07 PM

We need to start Z-Bo soon, he needs to get into a groove headed into the playoffs.

#18 chipc3

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:01 PM

We need to start Z-Bo because the team needs a wide body to replace Gasol and also to get Speights and Z-Bo in better sync before the playoffs.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:17 PM

View Postchipc3, on 16 April 2012 - 02:01 PM, said:

We need to start Z-Bo because the team needs a wide body to replace Gasol and also to get Speights and Z-Bo in better sync before the playoffs.

We on the same page Chip. This balanced attack is silly, we are probably a little worse than better doing it. We are very talented so we win games regardless.

Start Zach. let OJ close. bench production is overrated

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:58 PM

Zbo must get back to starting lineup...without Gasol we depend on him to make most for us on the boards. It is your time Zbo.