Originally Posted by ProfessorMurder
If they are bold and have no teams in the matchup, they should probably get as little as possible.
*insert huge eyeroll*
The only position the Grizzlies have an advantage is the Marc and ZBo combo, but the Spurs have 5 versatile bigs unlike the other teams they've played... Especially because you've been complaining about ZBo declining this season.
Kawhi and Green are better than George Hill. Neal is better. Splitter and Diaw are better than the last time they played. Spurs are much better offensively.
Both teams are better than in '11.
ZBo has played remarkably well against Blake and Ibaka (lol to both). And last I checked, Diaw and Bonner do NOT play ANY defense. And neither will be a factor against Marc/Zbo. Bonner might get hot from three. But he definitely won't be a factor defensively and marc isn't a bad perimeter defender. Tiago's defense is highly overrated. And I don't think a 37? year old Duncan will do any better on Zbo than he did at 35.
Kawhi and Green are better yes. But It's not like Tayshaun, and Quincy P won't be able to guard them. And Tony Allen is gonna lock up Manu and/or Parker. Conley is a legit defender now. Not a great one, but he'll hold his own. .
The Spurs strengths are completely and utterly irrelevant against the Grizzlies. The Grizzlies have a very good perimeter based defense which is where the Spurs score. Sure Pop will get them points every game no matter what. But there's absolutely no way they're good enough defensively to stop the Grizzlies. Even if Tiago Splitter is a good defender...that's only one guy. And do you really think that Timmy/Tiago are going to lock up Marc/Zbo long enough for it to matter?
Where the Spurs got better really won't matter, in this series.
Grizz in 5-6 kinda easily.