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Griffin: 'We can definitely beat these guys'

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08:10 AM ET 05.16 | Tuesday turned out to be a tough night for MVP candidates Chris Paul and Tony Parker. Paul hit just 3 of 13 from the field for six points, and Parker made only 1 of 9 from the field. Paul finished with 10 assists and Parker dished out 11. Paul insisted that his strained right hip flexor didn't contribute to his rough game. "I was just fine," he said. "I just missed shots." The Spurs have won 15 consecutive games, and in the playoffs four of their five wins have been by more than 12 points. Still, [Blake Griffin] thinks the Clippers can win the series. "We can definitely beat these guys," he said. "We have to come better defensively. We scored the ball decently, but we can???t give them that many open looks."

The Orange County Register

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May 16, 2012  08:18 AM ET

The Clips had that, " we ain't in Memphis no more, Toto!", look on their face last night. I believe they'll recover and do much better on Thursday. But the Spurs, like Kenny Smith said last night, "...have seen it all.", and will adjust on the fly. Spurs in five.

May 16, 2012  08:20 AM ET
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The Clips had that, " we ain't in Memphis no more, Toto!", look on their face last night. I believe they'll recover and do much better on Thursday. But the Spurs, like Kenny Smith said last night, "...have seen it all.", and will adjust on the fly. Spurs in five.

I'll say 6... but the Spurs will win this one.


Beware the Spurs...

May 16, 2012  08:25 AM ET

Not in a 7-game series you can't.

May 16, 2012  08:28 AM ET

there is no debate that the Spurs is gonna win the series. But I dont think they can beat the Thunder

May 16, 2012  08:33 AM ET
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there is no debate that the Spurs is gonna win the series. But I dont think they can beat the Thunder

This Mavs fan concurs...

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May 16, 2012  08:38 AM ET
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there is no debate that the Spurs is gonna win the series. But I dont think they can beat the Thunder

The Thunder remind me of the Suns in '05. Everyone was so sure they would simply out run and gun the "old" Spurs in the playoffs. So, who won the ring in '05??? Yeah, the Thunder have better interior defense, but the Spurs can adjust and exploit the many weaknesses of OKC. I'm not saying it would be easy, but the Spurs have a core that has been together for many years and has plenty of new pieces who are totally integrated into the "Spurs way of doing business". Spurs will defeat the Thunder in a seven game series.

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May 16, 2012  09:11 AM ET
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The Thunder remind me of the Suns in '05. Everyone was so sure they would simply out run and gun the "old" Spurs in the playoffs. So, who won the ring in '05??? Yeah, the Thunder have better interior defense, but the Spurs can adjust and exploit the many weaknesses of OKC. I'm not saying it would be easy, but the Spurs have a core that has been together for many years and has plenty of new pieces who are totally integrated into the "Spurs way of doing business". Spurs will defeat the Thunder in a seven game series.

You nailed it........as for Blake and his confidence, "he sounds like one Andrew Bynum"......shutty!

May 16, 2012  09:20 AM ET

The Clippers are drinking the wrong kool aid , they are going out in 4 straight games , BET on it !

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May 16, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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The Clippers are drinking the wrong kool aid , they are going out in 4 straight games , BET on it !

The bet is in and the series goes atleast 5 but probly 6 games.

May 16, 2012  09:51 AM ET

This stat tells me the Spurs will be NBA Champions again:

Bonner and Blair played a combined 8mins.

Thank you POP!

May 16, 2012  09:52 AM ET

Oh, sure the Clippers can beat the Spurs. In a single game... not in a series. Spurs in 5.

 
May 16, 2012  09:54 AM ET

Do Or Do Not There Is No Try, Bro.

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