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Will the Grizzlies reach Western Conference finals?

Memphis on a mission K.C. Johnson Chicago Tribune I wrote that I couldn't believe I was typing this when, in a rare move, I accurately predicted the Grizzlies would close out the Spurs. I'll use that same line when I say the Grizzlies will knock off the Thunder. (I can't believe I typed that.) This is no joke. And neither is the Pau Gasol trade anymore. That move netted the Grizzlies Pau's brother, Marc, and the salary-cap space to extend Zach Randolph's contract. Game 1 basically looked like the Grizzlies threw the ball to Randolph in the paint and said, "Stop this." The Thunder couldn't. Continuing the trend from the Spurs series, the...

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