For the third time in four seasons, the Thunder will face the Grizzlies in the playoffs.
Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) -
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies will renew their postseason rivalry Saturday night when the two squads meet at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
For the third time in four seasons, the Thunder will face the Grizzlies in the playoffs. OKC dispatched the Grizz in the second round following the 2010-11 season, but Memphis evened the score one year ago.
The Grizzlies eliminated the Thunder in the Western Conference semifinals last season. Granted, Oklahoma City was without the services of All-Star guard Russell Westbrook, but this season's first-round battle will be the rubber match.
By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The regular season is behind us.
The postseason awaits.
In two short months from now, the NBA will crown its champion, but before then, there are individual honors to be passed out. We shall examine who is most deserving and who will actually win because, let's face it, the two aren't always the same.