NBA Playoffs – May 3rd, 2022

NBA Playoffs

The Sixers are cooked without Embiid in the lineup. Harden was predictably average with just 16 points last night losing badly in Miami. My NBA Playoffs picks are 13-8 (61.9%) for this postseason.

NBA Playoffs: Grizzlies (+2) Vs Warriors $

Ja Morant had a dominant game 1 but came up just a little too strong on the game-winning drive to the rim. Memphis should have won game one with Draymond Green missing most of the game and Klay Thompson having an off night. This series is only going to get tougher for them as it progresses.

I am not feeling confident the Grizzlies can pull this series out but game 2 should offer their best chance at winning a game. If Memphis loses tonight, this series may be over in Golden State. The Grizzlies have to offer their best possible performance tonight or their great season will almost be over, and I expect them to do just that.

Memphis needs to do better in the paint and off the glass where they are bigger and stronger than the Warriors. They absolutely cannot allow second or even third chance points to a great shooting team like Golden State. I will back Memphis tonight, but I see the Warriors taking this series.


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