Feb 3, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph (50) handles the ball while being guarded by Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

SCIC's Game of the Week: Memphis Grizzlies making playoff push


Mar. 3, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) and Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) wait for a rebound during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Miami won 99-93. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Mar. 3, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) and Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) wait for a rebound during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Miami won 99-93. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Every week, we will be discussing the game of the week – a game not worth missing.

It’s a slow week as far as the schedule goes. There won’t be too many must-see games, but there is still a lot to talk about. The Miami Heat looks like they are ready for the playoffs, while the Indiana Pacers look like they are struggling a bit. Will the trade for Evan Turner help? How long will it take? In the Western Conference, how long will it take Russell Westbrook to shake off the rust?

GAME OF THE WEEK

Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder – Friday, February 28, 8 p.m.

The Grizzlies continue to make a push for the playoffs, but they need to win games like this one. Westbrook looked rusty, as expected when he made his return to the team last week. If the Thunder is going to make a push, both him and Kevin Durant have to play at a high level. These two teams are always fun to watch. The game always seems to come down to the wire.

Notable games:

Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers – Wednesday, February 26, 10:30 p.m.

The Rockets and Clippers might be a first-round match. It’ll be interesting to see how the Clippers try and slow down Dwight Howard and what the Rockets do to control Blake Griffin and Chris Paul.

New York Knicks at Miami Heat – Thursday, February 27, 8 p.m.

The Knicks are awful, but they still have Carmelo Anthony. Anthony will make this team worth watching, especially when he goes up against LeBron James.

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