In an NBA day filled with miraculous comebacks and countless highlight reel plays, the bald headed nut that is Zach Randolph may have hit the most surprising shot of the day. A broken play after a timeout led to Randolph being forced to take a 3 pointer with 5 on the shot clock and 41.6 seconds in the game where he left Tim Duncan frozen like Frodo Baggins when he got bitten by the abnormally large spider. Z-Bo seemed to be the only one who was confident he would hit the shot and had this to say about it; ” It went in, but that’s the shot I work on and I practice every day shooting so it felt good when it left my hand.” I guess he practices shooting 3′s all day long even though he has only hit 8 of 43 on the season. This one was all net though and it was the game clincher.
The Grizz continue to go hard in the paint and the Spurs seem to lack an answer. They better come up with one quickly. As I wrote about in past entries, Memphis has played San Antonio well all season and all these games should be close. The Spurs have not even remotely begun to resemble a #1 seeded team. Hitting 2 three pointers all game long is unacceptable for a team that eats off of this trait. Tony Parker was supposed to dismantle Mike Conley Jr. but that has been nothing close to the case. With the Grizzlies big men dominating the paint as if playing against hobbits, Conley outplaying the Gollum clone that is Tony Parker, and the combination of O.J. Mayo and Shane Battier making big plays off the bench, the Spurs could be just the 4th team in NBA history to be eliminated by the 8th seed in the 1st round.
What has happened to the Spurs? Maybe former nobody’s like Gary Neal, George Hill, and Matt Bonner have come back to earth. Maybe Richard Jefferson realized he stopped being good 4 years ago and turned into even more of a choke artist. Maybe Tim Duncan is too old. Maybe Tony Parker is spending all his time sexting his teammates wives and maybe Manu Ginobili is spending all his spare time looking for a hair transplant specialist. I’m not sure what’s going on but I know the Grizz are for real and I know Grizz nation is a force to be reckoned with. The fact that they are doing this without Rudy Gay has got to scare teams when thinking about next season but the Grizz aren’t thinking about Gay right now. They are thinking about pulling off one of the biggest upsets in NBA history. Only it doesn’t seem like an upset. We are Grizz nation and this seems like our destiny.
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Written by LT Murray
LT hails from the city of Lakewood, Wa. He now lives in San Diego and is a writer for several websites. He loves when people comment on his posts. He is the official Memphis Grizzlies writer/blogger.