Grizzlies vs. Spurs Western Conference Finals Is More Awesome Than You Think

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Grizzlies vs. Spurs Western Conference Finals Is More Awesome Than You Think
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As the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs are set to square off in the Western Conference Finals, there's a ton of different opinions on every aspect of the game.

Ask any basketball fan and they'll give you their opinion on who is going to win, who is the series X-factor, which team has the better frontcourt, which style of play will dominate the flow and whether or not the series is as interesting as it could have been.

Sure, it would have been neat to see the Los Angeles Lakers actually work out well together and play the completely healthy Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals, but where's the fun in that?

While the Grizzlies-Spurs matchup is nowhere near surprising, given the way the postseason has unfolded, a similar prediction at the beginning of the season would have been a long shot.

Here we have the Grizzlies, playing a style of basketball that has yielded over 100 points just four times in 11 playoff games, taking on the Spurs, a mythically "boring" dynasty.

San Antonio has been to the Western Conference Finals eight times now in the past 15 seasons, winning the NBA Finals in four of those attempts and now going for their fifth.

The Grizzlies, in existence since 1995, will be playing in the first conference finals in team history.

If you can't get excited about these two teams playing each other, there are probably other sports for you to check out.

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