NBA Playoffs 2011: Could Grizzlies, Blazers or Hornets Upset San Antonio?

April 8th, 2011 by Jesse Dorsey Leave a reply »
As the season finishes up this week playoff spots will be finalized, and with one game separating the Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Hornets the question arises. Could one of these lower seeded teams upset the top ranked San Antonio Spurs?

As the playoff picture currently stands, Memphis is in the eighth seed, with Portland and New Orleans tied just a game ahead.

Memphis has a game remaining against both New Orleans and Portland, so they could single-handedly eliminate that one game lead and take the sixth spot by winning their final three games, but they would need both teams to lose one more game as well.

Needless to say, any one of these teams could end up facing off against San Antonio when the playoffs start up, something that seemed like a death sentence a few weeks ago, but now, as the Spurs look vulnerable, may not be as daunting.

San Antonio had run their record to 57-13 before having a late slide and ending up at 60-19 at this point.

They have been banged up, outplayed and had just plain old bad luck over that stretch, but it showed that they could be beat in a seven-game series.
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