Role players, man. Role players. Minimizing their effectiveness on each game is the key to winning the series. Back side rebounds and tip-ins. 50-50 balls. Corner threes. Every hustle category was dominated by the Clippers in game 1. If Memphis can marginalize the difference in these categories, they will at least have a chance.
That's it. That's all I have because I just can't. I can't handle this series and I can't handle losing that way. Andrew Ford has a wonderful game preview you should definitely check out. I look forward to watching the conversation on the game thread.
Below are tonight's Grind Prophecies. Kwhittington, please email Kevin Lipe to receive instruction on how to receive your Mike Conley Jr. jersey.
Game Score and Winner (correct predictions receive 3 points, if no correct predictions, 1 point awarded to member(s) with closest differential)
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)
Total Combined Points of Clipper's Role Players (That's Everyone Except Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford) (3 points awarded to correct predictions; if no correct answers, 1 point awarded to member(s)who are closest without going over)
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