The all day coverage you need to go into tonight's contest. We're just making sure you're prepared to drop that extra knowledge on the brosephs to get you another smidgen of respect.
If Nate McMillan really wants to use this new lineup to get the Blazers to run, then a match-up with tonight's opponent couldn't have come at a better time. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing an astounding 120 points per game all while mustering up a 5 game losing streak. It's unlikely that the Grizzlies are a more pathetic basketball team than the Timberwolves, especially when you look at the talent on their roster, but they have zero control. This may not be the blowout we saw on Sunday night, but it should be high flying and exciting as hell to watch.
As I'm sure you are all aware, our buddy Zach Randolph is putting up his exact career numbers for the Grizzlies: 20 points per game, 10 rebounds, 18 fadeaways, 0 defensive efforts, 4 pouting faces, and 3 swaggers.
Make sure to keep an eye on O.J. Mayo as this kid is the real deal. He put up 40 on the Nuggets earlier this year and has completely lived up to the hype that's followed him around for the past 5-6 years. Plus, no one can work 2 arm sleeves any better. Take note Jerryd Bayless.
Lastly, tonight will also provide the opportunity for the Mike Conley lovers to bitch about Steve Blake, the acquisition of Dre Miller and pop off another dozen trade machine scenarios on how to steal him from Memphis. "But he's Greg's best friend!" Our fans are pretty fantastic, but the ones obsessed with Conley are complete fools.
And no, I'm not bringing up Allen Iverson. He's so 1996.
- Time to test this new lineup on the road. [Joe Freeman]
- A lineup that is causing problems for opponents. [Brian T Smith]
- Blazers hit the top 10 in these rankings. [Sporting News]
- Interesting opinion on the PG situation. [SLAM Online]
- Following the Blazers "model" to success. [Canis Hoopus]
- Preview from Dave. [Blazers Edge]
- Enemy preview #1. [3 Shades of Blue]