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Posted: 4/23/2014 2:07:54 AM

Away:  Oklahoma City [44-38-2 ATS]
Home:  Memphis [37-44-3 ATS]

Game Time: 8:00 PM
Stadium: FedExForum

Recent Meetings:
04/21/14 - MEM 111 vs. OKC 105
04/19/14 - MEM 86 vs. OKC 100
02/28/14 - MEM 107 vs. OKC 113

Team Leaders:

Oklahoma City:
Points: Kevin Durant (32.1)
Assists: Russell Westbrook (6.9)
Rebounds: Serge Ibaka (8.8)

Memphis:
Points: Zach Randolph (17.5)
Assists: Mike Conley (6.2)
Rebounds: Zach Randolph (10.0)

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Posted: 4/23/2014 11:39:14 AM
I may be wrong but I am hoping Memphis wins this series. OKC is not impressive. They have 2 scorers, KD and Westbrook. The rest of the team fell apart in the last game. Yes it went into overtime, however, even with Gasol fouling out, Memphis still won. Hahahahaha. F you OKC. You suck.
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Posted: 4/24/2014 2:20:39 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Covers:

Away:  Oklahoma City [44-38-2 ATS]
Home:  Memphis [37-44-3 ATS]

Game Time: 8:00 PM
Stadium: FedExForum

Recent Meetings:
04/21/14 - MEM 111 vs. OKC 105
04/19/14 - MEM 86 vs. OKC 100
02/28/14 - MEM 107 vs. OKC 113

Team Leaders:

Oklahoma City:
Points: Kevin Durant (32.1)
Assists: Russell Westbrook (6.9)
Rebounds: Serge Ibaka (8.8)

Memphis:
Points: Zach Randolph (17.5)
Assists: Mike Conley (6.2)
Rebounds: Zach Randolph (10.0)

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OKC will win!
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Posted: 4/24/2014 4:48:08 AM
Breaking down Oklahoma City Thunder @ Memphis Grizzlies

At PG Mike Conley and Russell Westbrook cancel each other out.

At SG Tony Allen is a little better defensively than Thabo Sefolosha, however Tony Allen is coming off the bench. Courtney Lee who is starting is not a good defender. Both Lee and Allen will get plenty of minutes. I'll give a slight edge to Memphis.

At SF the Oklahoma City Thunder have the best player on the court in Kevin Durant. Tayshaun Price will not make Durant work on the defensive end and he will not slow down Durant. Massive edge to the Thunder.

At PF I give the edge to Serge Ibaka over Zach Randolph. Serge Ibaka can cover Randolph 1-on-1.

At C Marc Gasol is much better than Kendrick Perkins. Perkins gives nothing on the offensive end and he doesn't need to to be guarded. Luckily for OKC, Perkins only played 27 minutes last game. Big edge to the Grizzlies.

Season Series: OKC is ahead 4 games to 2.

Style of play:

Memphis doesn't attempt enough 3's, last in the NBA, big edge to the Thunder. The Grizzlies have a slower pace and take shots late in the shot clock allowing the Thunder to be set. Edge Thunder.

Last game the Grizzlies shot 49.4% and the Thunder shot 39.8% and the Grizzlies won in OT.

The Grizzles have the home court advantage but they're not a great home team. Oklahoma City is a 2-pt favorite. The Grizzlies have to play a great game to win, while the Thunder can play an average game and win. Oklahoma City ML is the better play.
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Posted: 4/24/2014 7:19:08 AM
Okc ML is the better play? Serious? !!!!!! If one like tha thunder -2 at low juice is tha bomb, cnt beat that
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Posted: 4/24/2014 10:42:44 AM

Over 188 is the play in this one. When looking at the season series the total has split 188 but on average these two teams play at a total of 196.3 ppg. Also note that in OKC last 10 games, 9 have gone over 188 and for Memphis, 8-1-1 have gone over 188.

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Posted: 4/24/2014 5:33:24 PM
wooooo were same side on over....okc big
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Posted: 4/24/2014 6:58:50 PM
Memphis is 21-3 at home in 2014, with a bunch of wins against playoff teams making up those wins.

In this exact same spot in their playoff series last year Mem won 87-81 and went on to win the series 4-1.  Mem also has more depth than last years team.

Lean Mem +2.5 and feel at a minimum they'll split these 2 home games
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Posted: 4/24/2014 7:43:22 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by parrott8401:

Memphis is 21-3 at home in 2014, with a bunch of wins against playoff teams making up those wins.

In this exact same spot in their playoff series last year Mem won 87-81 and went on to win the series 4-1.  Mem also has more depth than last years team.

Lean Mem +2.5 and feel at a minimum they'll split these 2 home games
No Westbrook last years playoffs.
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Posted: 4/24/2014 7:51:34 PM
For me,, the key to this game WAS, IS, & ALWAYS WILL BE whether Westbrook comes out of his ballhog mentality enough to help Durant be the most efficient he can be.  In my eyes, watching the last game, you could see Durant getting impatient at times, wanting the ball when he was in the clear & Westbrook ignoring him. Then, Durant would get the ball at the wrong time, in the wrong position, and uncharacteristically just start forcing it up......because of Westbrook's inability to recognize & direct properly. He just cant force himself to consistently do what must happen for OKC to win it all. Having said that, I do believe OKC will pull out a fairly tight game, as Durant overcomes his own point guard, and finds his touch. He needs to drive the lane against 6'4" Allen and Westbrook needs to set him up properly.  This should be such a mismatch on the drive it should be ridiculous. Gimmie OKC -2.5 (local book) for $1.  BLTA 
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