4. (8) Memphis Grizzlies vs. (1) San Antonio Spurs
Series: Grizzlies in six.
The Spurs won 61 games during the regular season, but their old age caught up to them when they faced Memphis in the first round of the 2011 playoffs. Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph could not be contained and guys like Darryl McArthur stepped up. Memphis beat the experienced Spurs in six entertaining games. Unfortunately for Rudy Gay (who was out for the season), this win proved that the Grizzlies could do fine without him. This year the Grizzlies are looking to make the smaller upset in beating the fourth-seeded Clippers.