Jarret Jack is a warrior. What I always loved about the guy was that even on a team full of quitters and whiners, he always kept the intensity up, and a lot of times willed the team to victory by himself. To me he's kind of like an unsung hero, like Andre Miller.
I'm cheering for Portland and all but I can't believe they overturned that out of bounds call. My feed was fuzzy but it was inconclusive at best IMO, not worth reversing.
Nice to see Portland running some more free flowing offense (even if it was because Roy was playing unbelievable). The constant half court isolations of Gerald Wallace was very frustrating too watch (still don't know why he's given the green light to shot threes as well).
^^ Yeah, that one call was iffy and to me actually looked like it went off of Gerald Wallace, but there's no doubt that loss was a combination of Dallas choking and Brandon Roy having an incredible 4th quarter. No excuses for a 23 point comeback that late in the game.
Very impressed by Memphis. Their bigs aren't exactly defensive anchors but they've done a good job protecting the paint thus far (in addition to SA shying away from the power game this past season). They also have the personnel to close out on all those 3 point shooters on the Spurs (Tony Allen was a great signing). Hopefully the Spurs pull through though, I have them in the West Finals (OKC looking dangerous though).
Mr. Gasol with another solid game. He's upped his regular season averages big time. I'm watching this Memphis team and i'm honestly shocked at how good and how poised they seem to be. And all this without Rudy Gay. Only problem I have with that team is that I feel they could've done without signing Conley to that big contract. Everything else has been real good.
^^ Me too. I honestly feel like it's their year. The addition of Perkins was brilliant and will help them a lot if they ultimately end up facing LA in the conference finals. Not to add that their entire core has upped their games, and have a little more playoff experience now.