CP3, Or Not To Be

That is the ques...

No, there is no question! The Clippers had twice the chance to close out the Grizzlies (one at Staples) and they did not deliver. Now they should suffer the consequences. Memphis fans will rock FedExForum and the Grizzlies are the favorite to come out of this series alive. Period.

My obvious pick for this game, Chris Paul.

Both Paul and Blake Griffin are playing hurt with a myriad of injuries, and that makes it more of a reason for the Clippers to lose this game. We cannot count on Paul giving us 40 PRA because of those injuries, but we can expect a decent 30 or 25+ PRA because Paul will never go down on a Game 7 without a fight.

Before this game, almost 40% of the DTTF drivers already picked Paul, and almost 30% already picked Griffin. If you already picked Paul, then the clear replacement is Griffin (and then pray that the Clippers lose this game because you will have no one left in the 2nd round if they do win).

The counter-argument is -- this is still a 1-game series and the Clippers can still pull out a win as Clipper Darrell and every other Clipper fan (are there?) are hoping for. If the Grizzlies lose, then we can all kiss goodbye those yummy PRAs that Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol are recently producing.

This Game 7 for me is a slightly easier decision than the other Game 7 (Nuggets@Lakers), just because of who is playing at what home court. If it was the Clippers playing at home, I would still pick Paul with the same reasons of picking Kobe. If the games don't go my way, I am bound to make more careful planning for Round 2.

Good luck, and enjoy the Game 7s!


  1. Ok, Taong... You've already picked 3 Grizzlies... So, logically you must go with a Clipp. The question is Paul or Griffin?? And this is up to you... (Both are consistent picks, but i think Paul will get a good performance this time...)

  2. Nope, just gunning for the best probable PRA Chris Paul regardless of past picks nor result. And then crossing my twenty fingers for best result.

  3. Aargh! I hate the Clippers!
    Bad enough that they had to win the series in game 7 on the road, but Blake Griffin with a 13? Really? I already wasted Paul in game 1 for a measly 29 PRA, but this? Now the problem is I don´t have any pickable Clip left so I will have to rely on the Miami - Indiana series for those dates and on the Spurs to finish this team as quickly as possible.

    As usual, it could have been so easy. All my luck wasted on the Bynum over Bryant pick. But, as they say, don´t hate the player, hate the game. It´s eternally frustrating, that´s why we all like to play anyway...

    What games are planned for tomorrow? Have to look it up. Should be Boston and OKC? I´ll decide that later.

  4. Imagine all the series in the second round go to 6 games... We'll need 10-11 picks... I'm rather confident Boston, Miami and San Antonio will win; so i'll have to select 3 players on Phillys, Pacers and Clipps... I'll bet on the serie between Lakers and Thunder later on...
    The pick for tomorrow has to be on 76ers... and HAWES is the man.

  5. Yep Alex, Boston and OKC. OKC-LA is a toss-up. Boston is a keeper. Picking a 76er.

    Gotta draw a pick plan for the whole of Round 2..


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