Usually the eighth seed in the NBA playoffs rarely pull the upset and defeat the number one ranked
The Grizzlies believe they can and think the Spurs are a good matchup for them.
“We feel pretty confident about it,” said Grizzlies forward Darrell Arthur. “I think it’s a good matchup for us.”
Arthur: “I feel like we can win a series.”
Mike Conley: “There’s no reason we can’t play the Spurs and we can’t beat the Spurs.”
Look I can appreciate the Grizzlies confidence. Memphis has to go into a series with the right mentality and it’s no surprise they feel they can win the series. They tested the Spurs in the regular season, went toe-to-toe versus the Spurs, and split the season-series with the Spurs. All this without their star Rudy Gay.