Happy Mother's Day!
Hope you enjoyed breakfast in bed. Now, scootch over to make room for Zach Randolph, won't you? And Marc Gasol. And Lionel Hollins. And Mike Conley and Rudy Gay and O.J. Mayo and Hamed Haddadi and 18,119 screaming maniacs.
No, it is not the traditional Mother's Day celebration. But this one is for all the chocolates.
It's Game 7. Win or go home. We could move Mother's Day to tomorrow except -- according to everyone involved -- there is no tomorrow.
"This is it," said Randolph.
"This is what you play for," said Conley.
Yes, it is the mother of playoff moments.
It is a first, too, for this NBA city. When the Grizzlies and Clippers meet at noon today at FedExForum, it will be the first time a Game 7 has been held in Memphis.