One Saturday, three Game 7's, two opinions on what will happen.
Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder
Ben Standig: It's undeniable the silliness of an Oklahoma newspaper calling Kevin Durant "Mr. Unreliable. We won't go as far to say that's a liable offense, but based on Durant's unreal offense, the tag is certainly unjustifiable. No doubt the Grizzlies are viable especially defensively with the pliable Tony Allen, though losing Zach Randolph to suspension is no joke. When it comes to picking which team will finish with the most points, we'll side with the NBA's most reliable scorer. Thunder 102 Grizzlies 95
Brian Jackson: Mr. Reliable scores an efficient 34 pts and Russell Westbrook boast a triple double as OKC survives.
Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers
Standig: Let's keep the focus on the basketball side of things, though it's impossible to wonder how much energy the Clippers have left after a wild week. Whether it's Chris or Cliff, this is a spot where the player with the last name Paul needs to dominate. The thing is, that hasn't happened through the first six games. Ultimately, this goes one of two ways: Clippers in a rout or Warriors at the horn. Steph Curry it is. Warriors 105 Clippers 103
Jackson: Chris Paul continues to struggle with his hamstring and Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combine to score 50 points as the Warriors win game 7.
Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers
Standig: We don't need that high school kid who was accepted into all of the Ivy League schools to recognize this pattern. The teams have alternated wins in the series with Atlanta taking two games at Indiana including a 10-point triumph on Game 5. Perhaps the Pacers are ready to snap the trend following their David West-fueled fourth quarter rally on Thursday. Perhaps the Hawks missed their window and will now officially revert to their 38-44 form. With Jeff Teague spin moves and Paul Millsap's power plays, perhaps not. Hawks 92 Pacers 91
Jackson: Pacers continue to struggle at home and Atlanta pulls off the shocking 8-1 upset.