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?