Found January 03, 2014 on Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!:
Goran Dragic gave the Grizzlies fits, going for 33 points including 15 points in the third quarter alone. He was out of gas by the end of the game, though and the Grizz held on to win, 99-91 The Memphis Grizzlies, a team expected to be in the Western Elite this season, has struggled. The Phoenix Suns, a team expected to compete for worst record in the league, has been one of the hottest teams in the league over the past month. So we could expect a little bit of everything in tonight’s game, the kickoff of a three game roadie for the Grizzlies. And boy, did both teams deliver. Grizzlies controlled the pace for most of the first half and took a 12-point lead into halftime. Decided to post one of those trademark lame quarters on both ends, allowing Phoenix to take the lead on a 19-4 run. And after some push and shove in the fourth quarter that led to more than a few technicals, the Grizz seized the game behind Jerryd Bayless’ hot fourth quarter shooting in front of the 41 hometown fans...
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