Spur Of The Moment

The Spurs won Game 1 against the Grizzlies, convincingly. One might say that Zach Randolph needs to break out of his funk for the Grizzlies to put up a fight. Take note though that Tim Duncan was as unproductive in Game 1 too, and is expected to be his usual self in Game 2 and onwards.

If you play DTTF and still using the best-player-in-losing-team, you should pick Zach Randolph. He is bound to get better, or at least get back to his usual yields.. Next to him as alternative is Marc Gasol, then Mike Conley.

If you play 1-N-Done and still want to save your best Grizzlies, you may opt to pick Tony Allen or Mike Conley.

As for me, I continue to pick a Spur (regardless of them winning) as I want to save my few remaining Grizzlies for the last two potential games (or the Finals). It's not my usual strategy, but I am forced to do that due to limited resources. I'll be safe as long as I reserve the Heat, Duncan and Parker for the Finals

I pick Kahwi Leonard. What? You don't know him? Watch the game and keep an eye on him; he'd love to show you who he is.

12 comments:

  1. The Spurs won, that´s great. Ginobili wasn´t nearly as good as I hoped, but who could have foreseen the best picks Pondexter or Green? He didn´t lose too many pts on Leonard and there were not many great PRA, so it´s okay.

    For the next game I´ll have to pick... Leonard? Really? I want to close the gap to you, I have to start picking other players. I´ll have to look into it.

    Okay, I´m back and I found somebody. There is one player (okay, a Grizzlie, but I will have to pick those sooner or later anyway), who started with a 7, 8 and 13 in the respective game 1s, then had a good game 2 and got slightly worse for games 3, 4 and 5 (and his best game was game 6 in rd 1). That player, of course, is Tony Allen. So I will pick him in the slim hope to maximize his points.

    The formula is: Bad game 1, good game 2, slighty less good game 3, slightly less good game 4, slightly less good game 5. That should net me some points, shouldn´t it?

    Regarding your advice on Z-Bo, that is exactly what I did in the beginning. After an abysmal game 1 in L.A. I hoped that a) the Clips would go on winning game 2 (which they did) and b) Z-Bo would give an answer to his bad first game (which he didn´t). Then, after I´ve picked him, he got back to Memphis and started wreaking havoc on everybody.

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    1. Maybe the recommendation on Z-Bo is to wait for a home game.

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  2. I went Danny Green in game 1 and lucked out. I already used Gasol so I'm saving Z-Bo and Conley for when (and if) Memphis is down 2 games.

    Z-Bo will bounce back, though I expect it might not be till the first or second home game for them. Hollins is great at making adjustments and SA is good...but not that good. Memphis was really just unusually sloppy on rotations and had to deal with a post game for the first time in the post season. I expect a much tighter game, and series going forward. Though it did have me question if they have the fire power to compete.

    I'm thinking Jarred Bayless or possibly Ginobli for game 2. Hollins was pushing getting shooters going in the post game so I expect Bayless to get a lot of looks. If he knocks them down I'll look like a genius.

    Allen is solid, but he can completely disapear offensively and you never quite know when it's going to happen. Too risky for me at this point.

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    1. You mean saving Z-Bo and Conley for when they are at most two games away from elimination, and not leading the series?

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    2. Correct.

      If Memphis manages to get a lead SA has lots of guys in the 20 - 25 PRA to keep things going.

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    3. True. That would be Duncan, Parker, Leonard, and (if in an up click) Ginobili

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  3. I have All Grizz available except Randolph. and All Spurs Except Nobly (Used him for game one). So I'm in good shape to just start shamelessly going through the Grizz lineup. I want to save the best Grizz plays till they are down two game and at home, but it seems like EVERYONE is doing that. I really don't like 'group sharing' points but it really seems like the only option at this point. I see the Spurs handling things at home and getting another big lead. So I figure QP will have another good night from rage and I won't have to use another 'top three' Grizz player yet. Also I'm folowing his Celebri-dog Buckets on Twitter... so cute ^^
    I have a good feeling about this...

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    1. Can QP fling 9 attempts from trey?

      Anyways, with your good streak, I'll trust it when you say you have a good feeling about it, hehe!

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    2. lol, What good streak? After two 30 point showings (X2 even) I totally missed when Bogut only put up 20. I'm the guy who Played Iblocka Instead of Durant hoping for a game that never happened. -20 from what everyone else got. and then turned around and did the same thing with Melo, choosing to finally use J Jack in the Uber elimination game I had been holding him for.. where he netted me a whopping 36 points! Although the Knicks did end up winning at home (melo 68) and then I used him @ IND to pick up 96. I should be in good shape as we go along considering from the East I've only used one player from either of the two teams left (Dave West 52 points May 5th). But only time will tell. The risk/reward changes so much now that there are only 4 teams left and only one game happens each day. If the finals go only 4 games it will reward people who took more risks this round, but if they go 7 those people will be digging deep through the rosters looking for hopefuls. I want to make my way up the scoreboard now, but that could end up being dangerous with the X4 round up ahead.

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    3. Ah well in that case don't use QP :)

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  4. Conley is the pick for tonight, If you look back on the previous series he bounces back game 2 on both series(OKC, and Clippers) with solid performances. Zach Randolph plays better at home.

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    1. Conley is a good pick for this date, but I will not go as far as relying on that Game 2 stat as basis. I've used that pattern before few times, there was no consistency that third time's a charm.

      But yeah, I agree, Conley is still a good pick.

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