Saturday, April 23, 2011
NBA playoffs are exciting in MOJO-land
"Man, that was exciting."
That's what I heard a fan say after the Memphis/San Antonio NBA playoff game tonight, and he is right. The Memphis Grizzlies (formerly the Vancouver Grizzlies) had never won a playoff game until last Sunday. Now they actually have a chance to win a playoff series against the No. 1 seed in the West, the San Antonio Spurs (the Grizzlies lead the series two games to one).
It goes without saying that the game was exciting. The Grizzlies led the whole game, but SA kept making little runs to cut the deficit. Finally, they tied it at 80-80. The Griz didn't fold, however, and pulled out a sweet victory.
On the ride home, I was listening to Fox Sports radio. When they gave the scores, they called the Grizzlies' victory "shocking." I looked it up when I got home -- the Grizzlies were either a 1 or 2 point favorite, depending which bookmaker you believed. The guys on the radio (Rob Dibble and somebody else whose name I didn't catch.) need to learn more about their craft or keep their mouths shut -- what dumb asses.
One observation: I wish, just once, Tim Duncan would commit a foul without holding his arms out like "Who me? I couldn't have possibly fouled him" type stuff. Give it a rest, Tim. I know you've been one of the best players in the history of basketball, but it's pathetic, actually.
Above: Zach Randolph is ready to get the rebound in case the ball rimmed out.
Above: I think this was Darrell Arthur going in for a layup.
Above: The San Antonio cheerleaders were there. They thought the Spurs were going to win. I had to have a little talk with them and straighten them out.
Images by MOJO (except last one) and taken with my P&S.