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Media: TNT analyst Mike Fratello said Thunder can't overlook Grizzlies

Fratello said: “Memphis has been kind of a strange team this year from the standpoint that they have gone through great stretches and on the other hand they have had some disappointing losses. If you catch them on their A-game night, they are tough to handle.”
by Mel Bracht Published: January 30, 2013

Will the Thunder's turnover troubles hurt them down the stretch?

“The Thunder turnover number may be a little deceiving because they play fast, they take more shots and they have a couple of drivers/slashers. By wanting to push it that way, you're going to have more turnovers than a team that puts it in one guy's hand and they don't really advance the ball, using up 24 seconds on the clock.”

Some people have Kevin Durant ahead of LeBron James in the MVP race at the halfway point. How do you rate it?

“Those two guys have been simply sensational. You can't take anything away from LeBron and what he has done for Miami this year. Oklahoma City has a couple of more wins than Miami does right now, but you're probably going to have to go down to the end of the season and see, God forbid, if anybody is going to get injured, and at the end, you're probably going to wind up saying, ‘It's this guy vs. that guy.' But how can you pick them today? They've both played spectacular basketball.”

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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