1st Round - Grizzlies vs. Blazers
Mike Conley is out, Beno Udrih is questionable and Nick Calathes just became a key piece to a potential championship puzzle. Even with all of these developments, Memphis is still in a position to clinch their first series sweep in team "Grizztory"
After taking the franchise's first ever 2-0 playoff series lead, the Grizzlies travel to Portland looking to push the Blazers to the brink.
Whether or not Arron Afflalo plays, the Portland Trail Blazers will look to perform better than they did in game one and steal a game in Memphis. The Grizzlies must find front court efficiency and prepare for the counter-punch to keep home court.
It was a total team effort on both sides of the court that led to the Memphis Grizzlies defeating the Portland Trail Blazers in game one of their first round series 100-86.
The stars always shine brightest, and there are plenty in the Portland vs. Memphis first round series. However, the fact remains that there are several key players who will have a pretty big say in how the first round matchup will eventually be won.
LaMarcus Aldridge is one of the craftiest big men in the NBA. He's particularly lethal to the opposition in the post, where his arsenal of moves makes him almost impossible to stop. Is there any way the Grizzlies can impede Aldridge down low?