9 Memorable NBA Playoff Blowouts
Tayshaun Prince Posterized Half the Thunder’s Team With One Dunk (Video)
Last night the Memphis Grizzlies put an end to the Oklahoma City Thunder’s season with an 88-84 win in Game 5 of their Western Conference Semifinal series. It wasn’t exactly a shocking defeat, given that the Thunder were missing Russell Westbrook, their second most important player. However, most observers probably thought Kevin Durant and company would have a little more fight in them.
That being said, Memphis really is an underrated, under-the-radar team. And part of the reason for this, no doubt, is the fact that, midway through the season, they traded away their 26-year-old star-of-the-future and leading scorer, Rudy Gay, and got back a 33-year-old veteran, Tayshaun Prince. However, when it comes to running an NBA offense, sometimes less is more. Sometimes subtracting a talented scorer like Gay, a guy who is a magnet for the ball and for double-teams, helps balance out an attack.
And besides, it’s not like Tayshaun Prince can’t make any big plays. Just ask the Thunder. Last night, after a huge block by Marc Gasol on Kendrick Perkins led to a fast break for the Grizzlies, Prince took a pass and took it to the basket, where he proceeded to posterize half of the Thunder players on the court.
Check it out:
If you’re looking for one play to summarize the Grizzlies-Thunder series, this would be it. Seriously…Rudy who?