Over at 3 Shades of Blue, the Memphis Grizzlies’ site for the TrueHoop Network, our own Dave Berri was asked to provide his thoughts on the upcoming playoff series between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Memphis Grizzlies.
Here’s an excerpt:
3SOB: Million dollar question: Who’s going to win and why?
DB: Again, I think the Clippers – because of Paul – are the better team. And they have home court advantage. So I think Memphis fans might end up disappointed.
That being said… the Grizzlies could win. Unfortunately, the winner of this series probably gets to play the Thunder. And the Thunder would be favored over either the Grizzlies or Clippers.
In other words, the Grizzlies – as is true for 15 out of the 16 teams in the playoffs – are likely to end the playoffs disappointed.
Dave also gives his thoughts about Mike Conley’s development, Tony Allen, the Grizzlies’ bench (hello, Ed Davis — almost didn’t see you there!), and the Rudy Gay trade. There’s also a full breakdown of each team using stats from The NBA Geek.
Go check it out before tonight’s game (10:30pm EST)!