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Grizzlies & Timberwolves - 3/18/2013


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#1 SixthMan

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:31 PM

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Date & Time: Monday, March 18, 7:00 pm CT
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:37 PM

Well, at least this is a sure win. MIN is the one team we just don't lose to. Especially at home.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:55 PM

That is by far the worst starting 5 in the league.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:58 PM

View PostTT_Grizz, on 16 March 2013 - 10:55 PM, said:

That is by far the worst starting 5 in the league.
I agree, but Rubio is legit. And to be fair, they are slightly better with Kevin Love. Although the Wolves are the perennial laughing stock of the NBA. I mean really, how many top draft picks and coaching changes does a franchise have to through before even becoming a DECENT team?

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:04 PM

View PostGTG, on 16 March 2013 - 10:58 PM, said:

I agree, but Rubio is legit. And to be fair, they are slightly better with Kevin Love. Although the Wolves are the perennial laughing stock of the NBA. I mean really, how many top draft picks and coaching changes does a franchise have to through before even becoming a DECENT team?

They have a lot of injuries and bad luck. Their starting 5 this year could've been Rubio-Roy-Kirilenko-Love-Pekovic. Even though everyone knew Roy wouldnt survive, that's a strong starting 5.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:38 PM

Poor Derrick Williams. Should have been traded already. Agree w/ TT. Don't look past them for Thunder, here, on Weds, and we'll be fine.
Got @Pelicans Fri and Boston (here) Saturday.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:22 AM

I wouldn't underestimate them after tonight's game.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 01:07 AM

View PostGTG, on 16 March 2013 - 10:58 PM, said:

I agree, but Rubio is legit. And to be fair, they are slightly better with Kevin Love. Although the Wolves are the perennial laughing stock of the NBA. I mean really, how many top draft picks and coaching changes does a franchise have to through before even becoming a DECENT team?
I don't know but, maybe you should ask Toronto.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 01:12 AM

MUST WIN???

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 01:50 AM

View PostMtownballer, on 17 March 2013 - 12:22 AM, said:

I wouldn't underestimate them after tonight's game.

They didn't play tonight?

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:24 AM

View PostTT_Grizz, on 17 March 2013 - 01:50 AM, said:

They didn't play tonight?
Talking about the Grizzlies.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:57 AM

gotta get out starters some rest

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:25 AM

Man, so many games, so little rest. March ain't pretty.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:47 AM

Its funny. The rest of the schedule or the next few weeks has us playing on MWF at least back to last week and this week and next. I remember something simliar last year if I'm not mistaken.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:42 PM

We can look past NOBODY. However, we need to start another streak. Lets take care of business tomorrow night. Lets get another quality win on Wed against an elite team. Lets go down to NOLA and pay them back for beating us in MEM a while back. Then lets finish the week off by beating league favorite and NBA royalty--the Boston Celtics.

That would be a nice little 4 game winning streak and we would finish the week at 48-21--only 27 games over .500. I would say this should be the team goal for the week.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:20 PM

The Grizz are a very tired team right now. (at least the starters)

Can't take any team lightly. Going back to to the recent West Coast trip; this will be 12 games in 19 days by the end of March. And 8 of these games will have been back to backs. Ouch!

Grizz are really going to have to grit and grind.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:23 PM

View PostGTG, on 16 March 2013 - 10:37 PM, said:

Well, at least this is a sure win. MIN is the one team we just don't lose to. Especially at home.

In the NBA, NOTHING is a sure win!

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:02 AM

Kirilenko and Pekovic are back playing. They played last night as Minnesota beat New Orleans.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:51 AM

View PostMtownballer, on 17 March 2013 - 03:24 AM, said:

Talking about the Grizzlies.

Alright, so beating the Clippers on the road on a second night of a back to back means nothing, but losing to the Jazz means everything? Going like 14-1 in the prior 15 games means nothing, but tough losses to Denver and Jazz on the road mean everything? A couple of road back to back losses and all of a sudden we have to be fearing the Timberwolves? Really dude?

I've said this once and i'll say it again: everyone on these boards is entitled to their own opinion and all, but some of you are just downright clueless when it comes to basketball.

Grow up.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:19 AM

View PostTT_Grizz, on 18 March 2013 - 04:51 AM, said:

Alright, so beating the Clippers on the road on a second night of a back to back means nothing, but losing to the Jazz means everything? Going like 14-1 in the prior 15 games means nothing, but tough losses to Denver and Jazz on the road mean everything? A couple of road back to back losses and all of a sudden we have to be fearing the Timberwolves? Really dude? I've said this once and i'll say it again: everyone on these boards is entitled to their own opinion and all, but some of you are just downright clueless when it comes to basketball. Grow up.

You have it backwards - from what i have seen posted. Beating the Clippers means everything but losing to Denver means nothing. If we want to advance in the playoffs by getting the most favorable matchup then YES losing to Den and Utah hinders that. Therefore, those are disappointing losses. That is why this game is important just like every game will be until we secure the third seed. I guess some people have amnesia or something, this is exact same scenario we went through last year when trying to get home-court.

So yes every game is important ESPECIALLy the ones against our direct competition for the spots in the West (LAC, DEN).

Now back to this one. let's hope Tony Wroten is back and the reserves are able to play good minutes. So the starters aren't worn out.