May 1: Playoffs Round 2, Grizzlies at Thunder Game 1
The AP reports: The new kids in town are trying to take over the Western Conference. The Memphis Grizzlies already knocked out the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs and will now face the Oklahoma City Thunder in a series that ensures one of the NBA’s rising young teams will make it to the conference finals. The Thunder and Grizzlies were the league’s two youngest teams at the start of last season, then improved their win totals more than any other teams. That rapid ascent has carried both into the second round of the playoffs, with Game 1 on Sunday in Oklahoma City. “We’re both bad teams that have risen up and become good teams,” Memphis coach Lionel Hollins said Saturday. ” … Our transformations started the same way, and they actually were ahead of us. We’re here, and they’re here.”
The AP reports: Scott Brooks led Oklahoma City to a 27-win improvement last season—from 23 to 50—and was named coach of the year after getting the Thunder into the playoffs.
Let's get it!!
Last edited by insidehoops : 05-01-2011 at 02:30 PM.