Did you see the end of game 5? The 4th quarter of that game was one of the most exciting games I have seen in a long time. And I am not a fan of either team. But what Memphis did was so close to doing was to pull off one of the most unexpected upsets this year, for sure, and maybe for several years in the past.
San Antonio was in first place overall throughout almost all of the NBA's regular season. Some might say that the Spurs are getting old, or that they are fighting injury, specifically Manu Ginobili and his ailing elbow. But outside of Memphis, did anyone honestly think that the Grizzlies could knock off the Spurs in a best-of-7 series? The Spurs always seem to find a way to win. When they look down and out, they just find a way to win. Thats what great teams do.
Memphis is a 3 point favorite, after an opening line of 2 points in their favor. That means that there are a lot of bettors thinking that Memphis will be able to pull this off tonight. Look for Zach Randolph to come with a big game tonight, and to lead the Grizzlies in scoring.
Considering that San Antonio was trailing for much of Game 5, and needed two, count 'em TWO buzzer beaters to win, in San Antonio, I'll take the Grizzlies to cover the 3 points, and to win outright, taking the series 4-2.