Fresh off advancing in the NHL Playoffs, P.K. Subban was in St. Louis on Thursday taking in a baseball game — featuring his home town Maple Leafs. Naturally he got the props he deserves.
Russell Martin picked Subban out in a sea of red, despite P.K. blending into his surroundings in a red coat.
Game respect game. Honestly though, let’s take a second to appreciate how many L’s Montreal has taken this week. Subban’s team advances, the Canadiens get eliminated from the playoffs the same season they trades Subban, now the Jays are giving him props while he enjoys some time off.
Granted, Toronto was eliminated too — but that’s beside the point.
The Spurs could just as well win the next two games, move on this series, and pretend like it was never close at all. But the way Memphis won on Thursday, it feels like they are going to give the Spurs trouble for three or four more games, even if they ultimately lose.
It happened sort of how we expected. San Antonio has a wide range of contributors, but no one that could contain Zach Randolph on Thursday. He scored 21 points while Marc Gasol added 21 more. The slow-paced game came down to sparkling execution, and Memphis’ five turnovers and 51 percent shooting carried them while San Antonio just wasn’t as sharp. The other hero was Mike Conley, who lit up for 24 points.
Can the Grizzlies really expect to beat San Antonio? Well … probably not. But Baseball Jerseys Custom hey, if it’s going to happen, it has to start here. More likely, it feels like their best case scenario is to win the final two home games before falling in a Game 7 in San Antonio. The Spurs may Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike not have played poorly, but they certainly fell short of their exceptional expectations, and the level of play they consistently delivered throughout this season as they locked up the No. 2 seed.