Updated: Apr 20, 2005, 11:51 PM

Vote: Phoenix Suns vs. Memphis Grizzlies


The ultimate goal for each of the 16 teams in the NBA postseason is 16 wins a parade with a very shiny trophy. But the journey begins with a best-of-seven challenge in the first round. Will any of the favorites fall victim to overconfidence in the postseason's opening stanza? For that matter, do the seedings really tell us who the favorites are? We're asking SportsNation to break down each opening-round series.

No. 1 Phoenix vs. No. 8 Memphis: The Suns soared to the top of the NBA by playing high-flying basketball all season. But will Steve Nash's team get burned in the rough-and-tumble world of the postseason? The first test comes from Pau Gasol's rejuvenated Memphis Grizzlies.

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