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April 25, 2011
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April 25, 2011

Scout's Take

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Bear Force

On the Grizzlies-Spurs series, which Memphis leads 1--0 after Sunday's 101--98 win:

"Memphis has to muck this series up and control every possession. Tim Duncan is great, but the Grizzlies have two bigs in Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol who are scoring machines in the paint. Fast guards kill them, and the Spurs have one of the fastest in Tony Parker. Mike Conley has to keep him out of the lane and off the free throw line. The same goes for Manu GinĂ³bili [who missed Game 1 with a sprained elbow but is likely to play in Game 2]. Memphis has two really smart perimeter defenders in Tony Allen and Shane Battier. If they can keep San Antonio under 40% shooting and control the paint, they have a shot."