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The Memphis Grizzlies and Milwaukee Bucks have overcome occasional struggles to get off to solid starts.
After both pulled out tough victories in their last contests, Milwaukee looks to open 3-0 for the first time in seven years while ending a three-game losing streak to visiting Memphis on Wednesday night.
Milwaukee opened with a 99-88 win at Boston on Friday, then got a Brandon Jennings 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat Cleveland 105-102 at home Saturday.
The Bucks, who were outrebounded and committed 15 turnovers against the Cavaliers, trailed in the fourth quarter and appeared headed to overtime after allowing Kyrie Irving's layup with 0.7 seconds left.
''It was actually an ugly game for us,'' said Jennings, who had 13 points and 13 assists. "It wasn't our best performance but if we want to get over the hump these are the games we need to win.''
Overshadowed by Jennings' effort were Monta Ellis' 23 points and Mike Dunleavy's 29...
BEST OF MAXIM
ST. FRANCIS, Wis.- The season opened with a tremendous challenge for Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings.
Celtics All Star point guard Rajon Rondo on Friday and then the reigning Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving on Saturday.
The league took note of Jennings' performance against two of the best the NBA has to offer, naming him the Eastern Conference's Player of the Week....
MILWAUKEE - Larry Sanders had finally slowed down. But in a heartbeat, it all sped up again.
"Larry, Larry, Larry "
The opening night crowd at the BMO Harris Bradley Center burst into a spirited chant as the Bucks forward pumped up the crowd with his hands, pointing in all different directions of the arena as he headed to the bench after fouling out of the game.
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. - John Henson was grinning from ear to ear and rightfully so.For the first time in nearly three weeks, the Bucks rookie was a full participant in practice, and barring any setbacks Tuesday, he will be active for Wednesday's game against Memphis at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Henson sprained his left knee and suffered a bone bruise Oct. 16 in an exhibition...
During an in game interview NBA Commissioner David Stern showed us his play-by-play announcing skills while the Memphis Grizzlies-Utah Jazz played.
Stern announced earlier in the season that he will retire as commissioner of the NBA in February 2014. Adam Silver will replace Stern, who has been commissioner for 30 years.
The Grizzlies, who have won two straight beat the Jazz 103-94.
MILWAUKEE -- With three of their first four games this season on the road, the Memphis Grizzlies knew starting strong would be a difficult task. But after their 108-90 victory Wednesday at Milwaukee, that stretch is behind them and the Grizzlies have settled into the NBA grind with a 3-1 record. "(Being) 4-0 would be better but it's better than 1-3," said center Marc...
Mike Conley says the Grizzlies' new owner doesn't look much older than he is. The Memphis guard is right.
Robert J. Pera, the Grizzlies' new chairman and majority owner, is only nine years older than his point guard. The 34-year-old California businessman is a fresh face from a much different generation than the Grizzlies' previous owner - 75-year-old billionaire...
The Milwaukee Bucks’ Brandon Jennings and the Houston Rockets’ James Harden were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively.
Jennings guided the Bucks to a 2-0 record to start the season, a first for the team since the 2005-06 campaign. Jennings led the league in assists (13.0 apg) and paced the conference in steals (4.0 spg), while finishing...
PG: Beno Udrih- Over 19.8 million dollars
- This is Udrih’s last year on his contract, but he is not even worth half of the 7 million that the Bucks owe him. He has always been a decent point guard, but solid shooting and decent scoring and passing does not make him worth that much money.
SG: Joe Johnson- 19.8 million dollars
- Johnson is and has been a very good player throughout...
MILWAUKEE - Scott Skiles summed up Wednesday night in just a short phrase."They pretty much owned us," the Bucks coach said just shortly after watching Memphis cruise to a 108-90 victory at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Except for a short period of time in the first quarter and a short stretch in the third quarter, Skiles was spot on. The Bucks struggled to make shots...
Here are the local media outlets that follow the MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES. Newspaper- The Commercial Appeal is the city’s local newspaper. It’s sports section has space dedicated to the Grizzlies. Ron Tillery (Twitter) is the beat reporter who also contributes to the Memphis Edge blog. Columnist Geoff Calkins (Twitter) will also have a take on the Grizzlies.
The new chairman of the Grizzlies said he ''fully understands'' that the people of Memphis really own the NBA team, even though he's the controlling owner.
Robert J. Pera introduced himself Monday morning along with the new chief executive officer of Memphis Basketball, LLC, the group that bought the Grizzlies from Michael Heisley for $377 million in a sale finalized...
Since Milwaukee Bucks forward Larry Sanders is 6'11, you would assume that he would have an easy time throwing down dunks on smaller opponents.
However, check out this nice defensive play from Tony Allen rejecting a Sanders dunk attempt last night:
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - It took some time for the Memphis Grizzlies to awaken from offseason hibernation. But once Marc Gasol and Quincy Pondexter got the Griz roaring, they couldn't be stopped. Gasol had his third straight 20-point performance of the young season with 22 points, and Pondexter came off the bench to add 14 in a 103-94 victory over the Utah Jazz at FedExForum on...