Really there's not much more you can say after Gary Neal put the dagger in the heart of the entire city of Memphis. We'll hit on more of what the Grizzlies need to do in order to close out this series, but for now we keep our head held high. I don't think anyone can convince me that closing out the Spurs in 5 games was going to be easy.You would have taken a 3-2 lead heading into Game 6 at home if I tried to sell it to you before the series started.
Sebastian Pruti of NBA Playbook broke down the final play. It's an interesting take. I also wonder whether or not Shane Battier should have just switched on the high-screen by Tim Duncan. Heck, I would let Duncan take the game-tying three-pointer 99.999 times out of 100 -- sorry, Suns fans.
Oh, and there's also the thought that the Grizzlies should have thrown the ball into the backcourt to O.J. Mayo (up one) instead of getting it to Zach Randolph (who hit two free throws), which took less than a second off of the clock. Just ask Knicks fans how that worked against them as the Celtics nearly ran out the clock when Delonte West caught the ball in the backcourt.
Too much to questions... so much to consider.
Let this be the space for Grizzlies fans to let out their frustrations. But don't spend too much time sulking, we still have a home Game 6 to win.