Western Conference Playoffs, Round 1, Game 5, Portland at Memphis
Series Status: Memphis leads 3-1
Game Info: 6:30 PM, TV on KGW/TNT, Radio on 620 AM
TNT Announcers: Kevin Calabro, Brent Barry, Lewis Johnson
Vegas Line: Memphis -5
Refs: Ken Mauer, Brian Forte, Ed Malloy, David Guthrie (Alternate)
The Skinny: Great moments are born of great opportunity, and that’s what you have here tonight boys. That’s what you’ve earned here tonight, one game.
If we played them eleven times, they’d probably win seven. But not this game, not tonight. Tonight, we dribble with them.
Tonight we stay with ‘em, and we shut them down because we can!
Tonight we are the greatest basketball team in the world.
You were born to be basketball players — every one of ya…and you were meant to be here tonight.
THIS IS YOUR TIME.
Their time, its done, its over.
I’m sick and tired of hearing what a good basketball team Memphis has.
Screw em. THIS IS YOUR TIME!
Now go out there and take it!
Series in Review (Home team in bold for completed games, *=If necessary):
Game 1-Memphis 100-Portland 86.
Game 2-Memphis 97-Portland 82
Game 3-Memphis 115-Portland 109
Game 4-Portland 99-Memphis 92
Game 5-April 29 at Memphis
Game 6*-May 1 at Portland
Game 7*-May 3 at Memphis
Song of the Day: “Blazers are in the House”. The flip side of the “Bust a Bucket” tape that I still have. Enjoy:
“It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” -Yogi Berra
Just because something has never been done before doesn’t mean it can’t be. NOW LETS GO OUT THERE AND GET HALFWAY TO HISTORY!