Grind Prophecies: Texas-Sized Clash

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With four Grizzlies games left in the NBA season, EVERYONE wants to know: who will win the Mike Conley jersey? Everyone. Literally.

A game out of third. A game out of fifth. To be honest with you, the third seed is pretty much sealed up. Because the Nuggets own the tie breaker against Memphis, they would have to lose two of their last four (with Memphis winning out) to relinquish their position to the Grizzlies. Furthermore, it does not help the Grizz case that Denver's remaining schedule is @Dallas (just eliminated), vs.Portland, @Milwaukee, vs.Phoenix. Needless to say, let's just hold on to home court!

Tonight's match-up is one we all know too well. I am personally bidding that the Kings stay in Sacramento, the Bucks move to Seattle and Memphis moves to the Eastern Conference solely for the luxury of not playing Houston four times a season. I hate it. I must concede though, this year has been different. It is not the fact that we have actually won games, but this Rocket's roster is REALLY likable. Harden, Lin and Parsons seem to be toe-the-line guys who work hard night in and night out. Kevin McHale is personal favorite, mainly for his random, terrible acting cameos on Cheers. I really do like this Houston team.

I must push all of this endearment aside but for a brief moment tonight as I pray damnation upon their basketball souls. But do not think for a moment that I won't be their biggest fans if they get a first round match-up against San Antonio.

Several members still have a shot at this month's Grind Prophecies title. Chris Faulkner will soon relinquish the title barring a tremendous, officials-helping, Kobe-like comeback. Who will be proclaimed as the Grindiest Prophecier of Them All!!??!??!?!?!?!? Go ahead. Prophesy.

  1. Game Score and Winner (correct predictions receive 3 points, if no correct predictions, 1 point awarded to member(s) with closest differential)
  2. The Grindmaster (3 points awarded to correct predictions; if Grindmaster title is split between 2 players, 2 points go to each member who predicted either player)
  3. Combined Point Total of Entire Rockets Team Minus That of James Harden and Jeremy Lin (3 points awarded to correct predictions; if no correct answers, 1 point awarded to member(s)who are closest without going over)
  4. User's Pick

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