By Trevor Zickgraf, Project Spurs.com
Friday night the Memphis Grizzlies used a 10-0 run in the fourth quarter to help them push their series with the Los Angeles Clippers to a Game Seven in Memphis. While the San Antonio Spurs still don't know who their opponent will be, but they do have a time and date for at least the first two games.
The Spurs announced Game One will be Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. and Game Two will be Thursday also at 8:30 p.m. That's the normal part, but there's also speculation that Games Three and Four will most likely be a back-to-back on Saturday and Sunday. Under normal circumstances I would say this is doing a disservice to the Spurs, but when you combine the massive amounts of rest have had, their depth and the injury and lineup issues of either team they will face gives them a massive advantage for any potential back-to-backs in the second round.
By the time Game One starts, the Spurs will have had seven days off in between games. There's obviously a rust concern but that's something a team can push through in a half. Assuming the Spurs can avoid or get through any rust issues, they have a good chance to win Games One and Two. This isn't unusual in a playoff series, but because the Clippers and Grizzlies have battled through a full seven game series, the Spurs' chances of stealing one or both of Games Three and Four have increased.
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