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NBA Western Conference Finals Spurs vs. Grizzlies

Written by Michael Gordon   
Saturday, 25 May 2013 07:26

San Antonio Spurs @ Memphis Grizzlies – Saturday, May 25The Memphis Grizzlies know that if they don’t win Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Western Conference Finals this Saturday night against the San Antonio Spurs, they’ll lose the series.

Western Conference Finals, Game 3:

San Antonio Spurs @ Memphis Grizzlies – Saturday, May 25

In the realm of online sports betting, this game will not be a very hard one to pick, at least not when compared to other games in this series. When looking at pay per head sites, you can make a fundamental determination about this contest that can shape your betting play. Examining 5dimes.com reviews during an NBA season will give you some in-depth morsels of information, but the flow of an NBA season takes all sorts of twists and turns. It is such a long grind that some nights can offer randomized results that don’t account for the larger trajectory of each season.

A team can play really well over the course of a month, but even then, one or two specific gamenights might buck the trend or unearth a really unexpected result. Take, for instance, the fact that the Denver Nuggets – who lost only three home games during the regular season and only four during the entirety of the season – lost home games to both Minnesota and Washington in the month of January. That’s crazy and just plain weird.

 

In the playoffs, though, it’s easier to get a read on likely outcomes and progressions, especially when a series manages to arrive at Game 3 with the higher-seeded team leading by a 2-0 margin. When you make a betting play at an online sportsbook, you need to be able to frame an event in a larger context, and the context here is that Memphis simply must win in order to have any chance of taking this series. If the Grizzlies fall on Saturday night, they’ll be down 3-0, and no team that’s ever trailed 3-0 has come back to win the series. Three teams in history have managed to forge a 3-3 series tie after trailing by a three-game deficit, but none of those teams won Game 7. Dallas turned back Portland in 2003, and Utah fended off Denver in 1994, to give the two most recent examples of teams that led 3-0, then had to win a Game 7 to survive.

The odds suggest, then, that Memphis will play with supreme focus, intensity and desperation in this spot. The Grizzlies also have the knowledge that they fell behind the Los Angeles Clippers, 2-0, in the first round of this year’s playoffs. Memphis returned home for Game 3 and spanked the Clippers, engineering a turnaround that led to four straight wins.

Yes, it’s true that San Antonio’s older roster – especially its aging trio of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili – gets three full days of rest before Game 3. However, that seems like the kind of thing that will help San Antonio in the long run, not necessarily the short run. Memphis has too much on the line, and will have too much emotion in this, its first Western Conference Finals home game as a franchise, to stumble. The Grizzlies are going to jump out of their shoes with energy, and that tidal wave of effort will wash over the Spurs, drowning San Antonio in what figures to be a decisive Game 3 victory for Memphis. There should be some tough games ahead in this series, but Game 3 doesn’t figure to be one of them. A close game would have been much more likely if this series had shifted to Tennessee knotted at one game apiece.

 
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