PORTLAND, Ore. -- While guard Mike Conley says the Memphis Grizzlies are pushing for home court advantage in the playoffs, coach Lionel Hollins maintains it doesn't really matter.
History tells Hollins so.
"The players may think about it but I just want us to play well," he said. "We had some court last year and we lost the series. We've been in series where we didn't have home court and we won. Wherever you go you've just got to play well."
Conley scored 20 points and the Grizzlies beat the short-handed Trail Blazers 94-76 on Wednesday night to break the franchise record for wins in a season.
"We were all about business tonight," Conley said. "We understood that this is a game we needed to win. Obviously, we are chasing that home court advantage so need we need every one we can get."
The Grizzlies have won four straight to move to 51-24 this season, surpassing its 50-win season in 2003-04.
They have already clinched a spot in the playoffs and are jockeying for home-court adva...