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The book on shutting down Durant, by Agent Zero

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08:10 AM ET 04.03 | Welcome to the Memphis, Gilbert Arenas. The Griz got away with Arenas defending [Kevin Durant] most of the second period and weren't exploited by the matchup. It was a move dictated by Allen and Rudy Gay's foul trouble, and Arenas' confidence in his experience. "He surprised me," [Tony Allen ] said of Arenas. ... Arenas said he suggested the move to the staff earlier in the day. So how was Arenas able to be affective? "He is used to bigger guys on him and just shooting over them when he gets space," Arenas said. "I knew that I needed to crowd him a little bit and make him uncomfortable. I wanted him on the block, and I had to pull out a few of my veteran tricks with pulling the chair from underneath him."

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April 3, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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Gilbert =smartest player in the NBA?

Gilber=smartest dumbest player in the NBA

April 3, 2012  09:05 AM ET

Whatever......Gilbert is an idiot

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April 3, 2012  09:09 AM ET

Not shocked this has been done before with a little guy Dee-ing up a bigger guy, i.e Lebron and Jay Kidd in last yrs playoffs.

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April 3, 2012  09:54 AM ET

Write Fiction Much, Bro.

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April 3, 2012  10:58 AM ET
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Still a good win by the Grizz - No one wants to catch this team in the playoffs. And yes I'm still not sold on Arenas - One good game doesn't erase all the knuckleheadness this man has brought asunder!

Looks like the Grizzlies or Spurs coming out of the West -vs- Chicago?

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April 3, 2012  11:35 AM ET

Arenas is a loud mouth. That being said, he DID pull the chair under KD atleast twice and both led to turnover points for the Grizz. Not saying that's a sustainable strategy, but it did work for a game :-)

April 3, 2012  11:40 AM ET

Arenas is an old-school veteran. Whatever else you have to say about him.....the guy knows how to play the game.

Problem is......there's a lot else that can be said about him :-o !!!

April 3, 2012  11:52 AM ET
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Shhhhhut your mouth! Grizz are still trying to keep under the radar!

Sorry Amber but it will be OKC versus Chicago.

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April 3, 2012  12:37 PM ET
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Looks like the Grizzlies or Spurs coming out of the West -vs- Chicago?

it'll still be OKC vs Miami

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