Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/19/13
MEMPHIS -- It had been almost five seasons since the Memphis Grizzlies lost three consecutive games by 20 or more points each as they did in the last week. And considering this was a team that started the season 12-2 as the surprise of the Western Conference, the sudden tailspin appeared to be alarming. But it wasn't anything that a closed team meeting, a couple of practices and a lesser opponent couldn't fix as the Grizzlies led almost from start to finish in an 85-69 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night in FedExForum. There wasn't anything remotely spectacular about the win that improved the Grizzlies to 25-13, the fourth best record in the Western Conference. But the fact the entire Grizzlies starting five scored in double figures, combined with the Kings shooting just 34.1 percent from the field, were indications that everything said in the team meeting about sharing the ball and playing for each other was taken to heart. "There were honest exchanges, a coup...
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