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NBA Playoffs: Conference Finals Game 1 GameThread: Grizzlies @ Spurs

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You may not believe it, but the Grizzlies are playing in the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs today. I feel like we should talk about this.

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At long last, we've made it here. The Grizzlies got past the Clippers 4-2, steamrolled the Thunder sans Russell Westbrook 4-1, and now they're starting the Western Conference Finals this afternoon in San Antonio against a Spurs squad that surely would love some revenge for 2011, when the eighth-seeded Grizzlies knocked off the banged-up but top seeded Spurs.

The storyline here is whether the Grizzlies' ridiculous team defense can overcome the Spurs' offense, and whether Lionel Hollins can adjust to the machinations of Darth Popovich. And whether the Grizzlies can (gulp) make the NBA Finals for the first time ever.

Let's talk it out!

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