Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs
Tip-off: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 – 9:00 PM ET
AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
Zach Randolph did not impress online sports betting fans during his Western Conference finals debut.
However, the 31 year-old player and the Memphis Grizzlies are hardly down in the dumps. Thus far, in both rounds of the NBA playoffs, the Grizz have lost Game 1 before rallying back to destroy the Los Angeles Clippers and then the Oklahoma City Thunder.
This time around, Randolph had his worst game ever in the playoffs, managing two points in a 105-83 blowout. The All-Star’s only lower-scoring game in 40 playoff appearances was when he played 1 minute as a rookie for Portland Trail Blazers in a 2002 game.
It took Memphis two games to get off the mat in the first round, when they suffered a 21-point blowout versus the Clippers and then lost on a Chris Paul buzzer-beater in Game 2. The Grizzlies then won the next four.
Things didn’t need to really change in Round 2, when Kevin Durant’s outstanding finish lifted the Thunder to a two-point win in the opener. Once again, Memphis won four straight to advance.
YouWager experts consider the Grizzlies have nothing to worry about about Game 2 tonight versus the San Antonio Spurs.
After last year’s West finals, San Antonio is preoccupied about feeling good about any series lead.
The Spurs won the first two games at home in 2012, and then lost four in a row to Oklahoma City.
San Antonio had a very easy time against the league’s best defense in Game 1, shooting 53 percent and making a franchise postseason-record 14 3-pointers on just 29 attempts. It took the Grizzlies’ too long to settle in during its first conference finals appearance, and the Spurs were up 17 by the end of the first quarter and 20 in the second quarter.
Game 2 is a new chance for another try, and the Grizz haven’t had two straight poor games yet this postseason.