Ron Glover’s Eastern Conference Semifinals Preview: (3) Indiana Pacers vs. (2) New York Knicks

Posted in Blogroll on May 5th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Carmelo Anthony and Paul George should provide plenty of scoring in this second-round series.

The New York Knicks were finally able to pull down the curtain on the Boston Celtics season in a tougher than anticipated six game series. The Knicks strength is their perimeter game — which could quickly become a liability if they struggle.

The Indiana Pacers took care of the Atlanta Hawks 4-2. The Pacers use a grind it out brand of basketball — which has been the difference in their season. Paul George continues his breakout season, averaging 17 points in the playoffs. The Knicks know the Pacers are young. talented and defensively sound.

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Ron Glover’s Western Conference Semifinals Preview: (5) Memphis Grizzlies vs. (1) Oklahoma City Thunder

Posted in Blogroll on May 5th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) drives baseline against the defense of Memphis Grizzlies forward Tayshaun Prince (21) and Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, of Spain, (33)  during the first half of NBA basketball action in Memphis, Tennessee March 20, 2013.  REUTERS/Nikki Boertman (UNITED STATES)

Defensive specialist Tayshaun Prince was brought to Memphis to deal with Kevin Durant.

The Memphis Grizzlies are coming off a physical series against the Clippers where they trailed 2-0. The Grizzlies won the next four games by an average of 14 points with a suffocating defense and tough play in the post led by Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Houston Rockets in six games. Kevin Durant and the Thunder are still adjusting to life without point guard Russell Westbrook – who was injured in Game 2 of the series.

 

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