Today’s Games (All times are Eastern):
|9:00 PM||San Antonio Spurs||Memphis Grizzlies||Grizzlies|
The Memphis Grizzlies will try to extend their postseason home winning streak to six games when they host the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. The Grizzlies, who are down to the Spurs two games to none, really need a win tonight if they want to give themselves a legitimate chance at making a comeback in this series.
Memphis came back from a 2-0 deficit against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round. For the Grizzlies to have a chance at mounting a similar comeback against San Antonio in the conference finals, they must win tonight. Memphis, who is undefeated at home during these playoffs, can get right back into this series with a home win tonight. A loss, however, would practically seal the Grizzlies’ fate. No team in NBA history has ever recovered from a 3-0 deficit to win a seven-game series.
In last year’s playoffs, the Spurs took a 2-0 series lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference finals only to have the wheels fall off completely. San Antonio lost the next four games and dropped the series 4-2. That is a fate that the Spurs hope to avoid in this season’s conference finals.
With a 2-0 series lead, San Antonio can practically make the ultimate result of the 2013 Western Conference Finals a foregone conclusion with a win tonight. However, if Memphis can continue winning at the FedExForum and remain undefeated at home during the postseason, the Grizzlies would get themselves right back into this series.
After tonight’s Game 3, the 2013 Western Conference Finals will be practically over or just beginning.
|Indiana Pacers 97||Miami Heat 93||Heat||Pacers|
Random NBA Fan’s Record in Yesterday’s Games: 0-1
Random NBA Fan’s Record for the Playoffs: 47-24