Who will win in the second round matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies? This matchup features two of the best young and coming teams in the NBA. The Thunder have arguably the brightest future of any team in the league, while the Grizzlies’ fantastic youth was on full display as they dispatched the San Antonio Spurs in their first round upset.
Though Memphis played really well in the first round, the Thunder will be winning this series. Oklahoma City simply has too many weapons.
Zach Randolph is on fire for the Grizzlies but he’s their only real offensive weapon. On the other hand, the Thunder have Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook as elite scoring options. On top of that, in power forward Serge Ibaka, the Thunder have a power forward who can give Randolph a lot of problems.
I expect this series to go six games but the Thunder will come out victorious and move on to play the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals.