Who would have seen this coming? The Memphis Grizzlies handily defeated the powerhouse San Antonio Spurs in six games to earn their first ever trip to the Western Conference semifinals. Things won’t get any easier from here, though.
Awaiting them are the young-gun Oklahoma City Thunder, led by superstar Kevin Durant and his partner-in-crime, Russell Westbrook. The Thunder defeated the "Carmelo-less" Denver Nuggets in five games after a Game 5 comeback led by an incredible performance by the "Durantula."
This series will feature two athletically superior teams led by young stars. Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City are the new "it" team, while Memphis might very well be a close number two. Both are young, fast and on the rise with regards to league reputation.
Here are 10 bold predictions for the Western Conference semifinal showdown between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies.