The Spurs look to keep from losing 3 straight for the first time all year as they head to Memphis to take on a tough Grizzlies team. Memphis has been playing very well of late are trying to solidify their playoff postion. I've got to be honest, I hope they either miss the playoffs or move up and don't match up with the Spurs in the first round. Memphis is going to cause whoever they play in the first round lots of problems and I hope it's not the Spurs.
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On to the preview:
San Antonio Spurs @ Memphis Grizzlies
Where: FedEx Forum
When: March 27, 2011, 5:00 p.m. Spurs Time - Timezone Converter
Watch: Fox Sports Southwest
By the Numbers
PG: Parker needs to dominate Fisher and Conley and Williams. I fully expect Tony's stellar to continue tonight. Let's hope Frenchie can avoid the injury bug that seems to bite him whenever they play the Grizz.
SG: Manu by a mile. Young and Mayo don't hold a candle to The Sickness
SF: Battier is back with Memphis and will cause problems with Jefferson. RJ needs to pick it up a bit, but I think he'll be up for this match up.
PF: Antonio versus Randolph. McDyess has been big in the last two games for the Spurs. Let's hope he can keep it up against a very solid Big Z.
C: Splitter has shown some good signs, but I'll take the more experienced Gasol in this match up of foreign bigs.
Spurs have the edge here, but it's close. Neal, Bonner and Hill will need to show up to give the starters some solid support.
Spurs are at the end of a three game roadie. They Spurs are looking to avoid a 3 game losing streak. The Grizz have been playing well including beating Boston on the road. Advantage Grizz.
Spurs are not happy. You don't want to see the Spurs upset.
Spurs pull out a close win.
Key(s) to the Game
Key 1 - Ball movement. The Spurs need keep up the ball movement to keep the Grizzlies defense off balance.
Key 2 - Threes - Spurs will need to hit their open threes and play some sort of perimeter defense.
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