Game 3 – Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies Free Pick: After two grueling games which were split at Chesapeake Energy Arena and four days off, the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder are going to be in the midst of a war on Saturday night at 5:00 p.m. Memphis has the edge on the NBA series odds at this point, and it is expected to win this series. However, will it beat the five-point spread on Saturday? Join us at TCSP, as we make our NBA predictions for what should be a remarkable Game 3.

As far as we can tell for the rest of this series, the key is going to be which set of point guards play better with the ball in their hands. In Game 1, it was the combination of G Reggie Jackson and G Derek Fisher that played the better game. In Game 2, it was G Mike Conley Jr. who took over and nearly had a triple-double. Memphis is going to need someone offensively to step up and knock down a shot from the outside or a jump shot. We already know that F Kevin Durant will get his, and we know that F Zach Randolph and C Marc Gasol are going to get theirs in the paint as well. But it’s the rest of the game that matters. We continue to relate this Oklahoma City side sans-Russell Westbrook to the Cleveland Cavaliers side that went from one of the best in the league to one of the worst in the league the day that F LeBron James left. Memphis plays team basketball. Oklahoma City stands around and waits for Durant to do something. Until we see otherwise, we have to back the Grizzlies. Thunder vs. Grizzlies Game 3 Pick: Take the Memphis Grizzlies -5

 

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