Black Conference Quarterfinal Matchups
1. Zaza Pachulia vs. 5. Joey Crawford
Pachulia had a staggering 96 percent of the vote in the first round, but Joey Crawford pulled off what I think was an upset. Can he do it again? Probably not, but ultimately you will decide.
2. Uncle Dennis vs. 3. Shaquille O’Neal
One man talks too much, the other didn’t talk enough until after he got his nephew out of San Antonio. This one shouldn’t be an 81 percent blowout, but it would be surprising to see Shaq stop Uncle Dennis.
To read more about why these four candidates were chosen, check out the Black Conference bracket breakdown.
Silver Conference Quarterfinal Matchups
1. Kawhi Leonard vs. 4. Ray Allen
Ray Allen prevented the San Antonio Spurs from winning it all in 2013, but Kawhi Leonard forcing his way out of town has made the team mediocre at best since his departure. The fact that he’s had such a successful career since leaving doesn’t help things either. Still, the matchup should be more interesting than Leonard’s first-round series with Stephen Jackson.
2. Karl Malone vs. 3. Kevin Garnett
If you were to ask me, this might be the toughest vote for me in this tournament so far. There are plenty of reasons to dislike both of these guys. One knocked David Robinson out cold, and the other allegedly insulted Tim Duncan regarding his mother that had passed away.
To read more about why these four are particularly hated in San Antonio, check out the Silver Conference bracket breakdown.
Check back soon for the results as we approach the Final Four.