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Utah vs Memphis -- Game Two: 2 Fast 2 Furious

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Which Guard will dominate the Game 2 matchup?

Poll ended at Thu May 27, 2021 3:15 pm

Ja Morant
2
33%
Donovan Mitchell
2
33%
Dillon Brooks
0
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Mike Conley
1
17%
Desmond Bane
1
17%
Jordan Clarkson
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No votes
 
Total votes: 6

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Utah vs Memphis -- Game Two: 2 Fast 2 Furious 

Post#1 » by Jamaaliver » Wed May 26, 2021 3:08 pm

Memphis heads into Game 2 with 1-0 series lead

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The Memphis Grizzlies visit the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference first round with a 1-0 lead in the series. The Grizzlies won the previous matchup 112-109. Dillon Brooks scored 31 points to help lead Memphis to the win and Bojan Bogdanovic recorded 29 points in the loss for Utah.

The Jazz have gone 28-14 against Western Conference teams. Utah has a 31-7 record against teams under .500.

The Grizzlies have gone 19-23 against Western Conference opponents. Memphis ranks fourth in the NBA with 46.5 rebounds per game. Jonas Valanciunas paces the Grizzlies with 12.5.

Rudy Gobert is averaging 14.3 points, 13.5 rebounds and 2.7 blocks for the Jazz. Bogdanovic is averaging 25.9 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 51.6% over the last 10 games for Utah.

Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies averaging 19.1 points while adding 4.0 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game. Brooks is averaging 18.8 points and 3.1 rebounds while shooting 37.9% over the last 10 games for Memphis.


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Re: Utah vs Memphis -- Game Two: 2 Fast 2 Furious 

Post#2 » by Jamaaliver » Wed May 26, 2021 3:17 pm

Gentlemen, we have the NBA spotlight all to our selves tonight.

Let's shock the world, baby!!!

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Re: Utah vs Memphis -- Game Two: 2 Fast 2 Furious 

Post#3 » by jman3134 » Wed May 26, 2021 5:44 pm

Let's get it! We need to shut down Bojan somehow.
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Post#4 » by ducler » Wed May 26, 2021 8:42 pm

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Re: Utah vs Memphis -- Game Two: 2 Fast 2 Furious 

Post#5 » by E S V L » Wed May 26, 2021 8:46 pm

Mitchell will destroy us. I have no expectations of any kind.
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Re: Utah vs Memphis -- Game Two: 2 Fast 2 Furious 

Post#6 » by Whole Truth » Wed May 26, 2021 8:46 pm

Where's Melton on that list Jam ? Your last couple game threads, IDK man but they working :D , I say Melton breaks out his recent struggles with a strong performance off the bench along with 3J who was -19 last game & the bench ends up the deciding factor in this one.

Jazz fans out here saying they couldn't play any worse & still be close. Besides the 11pt swing the refs gave them late 4th with Memphis up 15. An over the back foul by Gobert not called, a goaltend "missed", a and 1 called on the floor where Memphis ended up not scoring, was 5pts taken away & 3 possessions given based on their rulings. Then factor the Grizz bench only scored 19 of their 112pts. I'd say if anything, the Grizz bench couldn't play any worse while the refs bailed Jazz starters out of a late 15pt deficit. Where the young team still won a close game on the road showcasing a focus, toughness & cockiness they shouldn't have yet.

I loved every minute of it, especially when Bane hit that half time danger with celebration, they out their enjoying themselves & the game.

The bench shows up with 3J getting hot from 3... IMO, DM's return won't matter & that's assuming he doesn't have to get up to speed having not played a few.

I don't want another Durant situation where he's coming back to early only to get injured again. I want to win with him playing. So many excuses after that last game despite Jazz fans claiming before game they'd win without DM. lol
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Re: Utah vs Memphis -- Game Two: 2 Fast 2 Furious 

Post#7 » by Whole Truth » Wed May 26, 2021 9:10 pm

Stay humble, stay focused, stay hungry.

Lets give the Jazz fans another reason for more excuses. DM hasn't played in a while, might be a good one.

These teams are more evenly matched than their records show.

Jonas vs Gobert, is Immovable defensive vs unstoppable efficiency.
Ja vs Conley, is youth talent vs steady vet
Brooks vs Mitchell, are both fierce competitors, (Said it before, would love Mitchell on this team between Ja & Brooks). Maybe if the Jazz lose to Memphis :D

The difference between records & the supporting casts, is Jazz consistency from 3. These teams IMO mirror each other in a lot of ways. Maybe with Ingles a FA this offseason & Grizz owning their pick we can lift hm off their hands & help the pick's value a bit 8-) .

Memphis take this game, people will be questioning who's really the better team in this series & doubt will begin to creep in.

Lets handle business, come out as though we lost game 1. Hungry.
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Re: Utah vs Memphis -- Game Two: 2 Fast 2 Furious 

Post#8 » by VCfor3 » Thu May 27, 2021 1:28 am

Round 2! Let's bring the fight!
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Re: Utah vs Memphis -- Game Two: 2 Fast 2 Furious 

Post#9 » by Whole Truth » Thu May 27, 2021 2:19 am

Jazz lost 5 games all year at hone..

I believe Memphis is bout to give them 2 straight L's in the playoffs.
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Re: Utah vs Memphis -- Game Two: 2 Fast 2 Furious 

Post#10 » by Whole Truth » Thu May 27, 2021 2:28 am

Nice start from Jaen defensively.

Jonas had a big game 1 fouled out quick game 2, Oladipo all over again.
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Re: Utah vs Memphis -- Game Two: 2 Fast 2 Furious 

Post#11 » by Whole Truth » Thu May 27, 2021 2:29 am

I'm excited.. 3J looks like he wants to make a difference.
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Re: Utah vs Memphis -- Game Two: 2 Fast 2 Furious 

Post#12 » by Whole Truth » Thu May 27, 2021 2:35 am

LMAO 2 on Brooks, they out to kiss DM's ass.
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Re: Utah vs Memphis -- Game Two: 2 Fast 2 Furious 

Post#13 » by jman3134 » Thu May 27, 2021 2:51 am

D has been awful early. They are making it rain on us. Our guys looked poised though. Jonas with some really dumb fouls.
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Re: Utah vs Memphis -- Game Two: 2 Fast 2 Furious 

Post#14 » by Whole Truth » Thu May 27, 2021 2:52 am

Nice first Q for the Jazz, they only needed to foul out the 2 key Memphis contributors from game 1 to do it. LMAO.
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Re: Utah vs Memphis -- Game Two: 2 Fast 2 Furious 

Post#15 » by Whole Truth » Thu May 27, 2021 2:53 am

jman3134 wrote:D has been awful early. They are making it rain on us. Out guys looked poised though. Jonas with some really dumb fouls.


Jonas was being fouled by O'neal, they called the retaliation without hesitation.
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Re: Utah vs Memphis -- Game Two: 2 Fast 2 Furious 

Post#16 » by jman3134 » Thu May 27, 2021 2:57 am

Whole Truth wrote:
jman3134 wrote:D has been awful early. They are making it rain on us. Out guys looked poised though. Jonas with some really dumb fouls.


Jonas was being fouled by O'neal, they called the retaliation without hesitation.


I didn't like the use of elbow. Something you can't do early given the plus minus when he is in.
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Re: Utah vs Memphis -- Game Two: 2 Fast 2 Furious 

Post#17 » by jman3134 » Thu May 27, 2021 3:01 am

Now the challenge comes out. Noooooo
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Re: Utah vs Memphis -- Game Two: 2 Fast 2 Furious 

Post#18 » by jman3134 » Thu May 27, 2021 3:06 am

Jonas assaulted in the paint, comes back down, foul on Jonas. Rinse and repeat. What does the NBA have against this guy?
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Re: Utah vs Memphis -- Game Two: 2 Fast 2 Furious 

Post#19 » by Whole Truth » Thu May 27, 2021 3:07 am

Did you see that sequence, Gobert elbows jonas to the face in front of the official then get to the line on a block by Jonas for his 3rd. lol.

This league is hot trash.
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Re: Utah vs Memphis -- Game Two: 2 Fast 2 Furious 

Post#20 » by VCfor3 » Thu May 27, 2021 3:08 am

Brooks and JV In foul trouble is killer. 3 fouls each. Allen and Melton not having good games. Bane and JJJ looking pretty solid.

This is going to be a rough game for us.

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