The opening game was actually a close one and the Grizzlies held their own on the hardwood. this game was much earlier in the season so things now will be very different, the Heat are fighting for their chance at home court advantage for the playoffs… Memphis needs to pull up their socks and really battle this team in the paint. The Heat will look to take Memphis out of their game with James and Bosh.
Memphis could not had asked for a more painful game at this point, they really know that the chances they have of playing in late June are slim to none, I still think they are going to go above and beyond to better their overall record with what is left of the season. Miami is ready, they have been seen playing a little more strategically over the last few weeks, I think they are trying to get back into playoff mind set without much of a break. Still, Memphis can make things interesting for the Heat, especially in the second half.
The Heat have not had too much luck lately because of their lack of a quality center, someone that can make a difference in a game. James and Wade are playing well but they are going to start getting some rest, something they know is a must while they test out all the centers they currently have under contract is to make sure they are all ready come series time. I see James playing good minutes in this game while Bosh takes a seat and that will be enough to make this big game swing in favor of the Grizzlies.
Pick: I pick the Grizzlies to lose the game for sure… but I see them keeping it within the 8.5 points they are getting.