The Grizzlies’ best players, Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, are injured. Their would-be backups, Brandan Wright and Mario Chalmers, are injured.
Memphis is playing one of the best teams of all time in the Spurs, who’ve crushed the Grizzlies by 32 and 26 – the second-most lopsided first two games in first-round history.*
Can I get a metaphor?
Matt Barnes, via Geoff Calkins of The Commercial Appeal:
“We’re coming to a gunfight with some spoons,” said Matt Barnes
Perfect. Thanks, Matt.
*The Lakers beat San Antonio by 47 and 28 – a combined 75 points – in 1986 to dominate this record. The difference between the 1986 Lakers and 2016 Spurs, who are second, equals the difference between the 2016 Spurs and 19th.