Well, they did it. Those Memphis Grizzlies chased the San Antonio Spurs off the three point line all series long, and they rode behind their stalwart in Zach Randolph, the defense of Tony Allen, the skills of Marc Gasol and O.J. Mayo, and a deep starting rotation that now has them playing in the second round of the NBA Playoffs, upsetting the top-seeded Spurs in six. Memphis becomes the first team to upset a #1 seed since the Golden State Warriors.
The next task of the Grizz? Dispatching the suddenly popular sleepers to win it all, the Oklahoma City Thunder. They'll have a relatively quick turnaround from this series to the next one, with Game 1 early Monday afternoon. Here is their schedule.
Game 1 - Sunday, May 1st, Grizzlies at Thunder, 10 AM PT/1 PM ET, ABC
Game 2 - Tuesday, May 3rd, Grizzlies at Thunder, 6:30 PM PT/9:30PM ET, TNT
Game 3 - Saturday, May 7th, Thunder at Grizzlies, 2 PM PT/5 PM ET, ESPN
Game 4 - Monday, May 9th, Thunder at Grizzlies, 6:30 PM PT/9:30 PM ET, TNT
Game 5 * Wednesday, May 11th, Grizzlies at Thunder, TBD, TNT
Game 6 * Friday, May 13th, Thunder at Grizzlies, TBD, ESPN
Game 7 * Sunday, May 15th, Grizzlies at Thunder, TBD, TBD
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