Eye on Basketball Podcast: The Grizzlies grind on

By Zach Harper | NBA writer

The Memphis Grizzlies are in the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history, and Matt Moore doesn't know what to do with himself right now. After grinding out a fourth straight victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, they find themselves four wins away from competing for the NBA title this year. Should they feel lucky to have not faced Russell Westbrook? Would it have meant they don't win this series? Are people not giving them enough credit for taking down the second-best player in the NBA?

Speaking of Kevin Durant, what does this say about him? He shot the ball really poorly (by his own standards) during this series against the second-best defensive team in the NBA. Over the last three games, Durant was even a bad shooter from the free-throw line. Was he simply too exhausted and on an island to pull through? Could going through this end up benefiting him down the road? Do the Thunder need to make any changes to the direction that their organization is going? Which free-agent big men would you rather have over Kendrick Perkins?

We discuss all of this, plus the Heat putting away the Bulls, the Kings staying in Sacramento and Al Horford's 3-point range.

Have questions for the podcast? Send them to zach.harper@cbsinteractive.com or ask them on Twitter with the hashtag #EOBPod, and we'll answer them on the show.

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