Posted March 21, 2013 on
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While the Memphis Grizzlies couldn't get on track offensively, their outstanding defense proved up to the challenge against one of the NBA's highest-scoring teams.
The Grizzlies aren't likely to face as difficult of a task on Friday night when they visit the New Orleans Hornets, one of the lowest-scoring teams in the Western Conference.
Memphis (46-21), however, will have to remain focused following a dramatic 90-89 overtime victory over Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Marc Gasol tipped in Zach Randolph's miss with less than a second remaining to give the Grizzlies an emotional win over the defending conference champs.
Mike Conley finished with a team-high 24 points, while Jerryd Bayless added 20 and hit a key 3-pointer with 3.7 seconds left to send the game to overtime.
Gasol and Randolph combined for 29 points and 33 rebounds despite shooting 11 for 35.
With Memphis making just 36.0 percent as a team, its defense keyed the victory. The Grizzlies held an Oklahoma C...
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Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol accidentally kneed Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison in the groin during Wednesday night's NBA game at the FedEx Forum.
Gasol had his knee out in front of him as he was attempting a jump shot near the basket, and Collison jumped in the air to block the shot. Collison was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
To add insult to...
What a night in the NBA. There was the wild string of events in Cleveland, the tip-in game winner by Anthony Davis, and now another game-winner in the same fashion by Marc Gasol. Trailing by 1 point, Gasol tapped in a Zach Randolph miss with 0.8 seconds to go in OT (which was forced by a Jerryd Bayless three-pointer), to give the Grizzlies the win over the Thunder in OT:
When the Memphis Grizzlies dealt away their leading scorer, they were criticized for “giving up” on a season where they had a real chance. They responded by going 17-6 without Rudy Gay, and they have become even more of a contender in the last few weeks. Their recent success gets overshadowed by the current win streaks going on in the NBA. The Miami Heat, and to a lesser extent...
Marc Gasol tipped in Zach Randolph's miss with less than a second left in overtime to give the Memphis Grizzlies a 90-89 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.
In a game that had all the intensity of a playoff matchup, Jerryd Bayless connected from the top of the key for Memphis with 3.7 seconds left in regulation to send the teams into overtime tied at 83...
Just a couple of kids having fun playing basketball.
There are few things more painful for NBA players than getting hit in the groin and during Wednesday night's Thunder/Grizzlies game, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison took a knee to his privates.Watch as Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol skies for a lay-up and keep an eye on his left knee as it lands right in Nick's man region:(Courtesy of SB Nation)
The Memphis Grizzlies have won nine straight at home as they get ready to welcome a Boston Celtics team that has dropped three straight.
The Celtics, however, have won their last five visits to the FedEx Forum as they try to avoid being swept by the Grizzlies for the first time in 12 years Saturday night.
Both teams are seeking to bounce back from Friday road defeats. Memphis ...
Marc Gasol went up for a layup during the Grizzlies 90-89 overtime win over the Thunder and his knee found its way into Nick Collison’s groin. It was definitely unintentional but it doesn’t change the fact that it will make you cringe when you see it.
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Tip: 8:30PM Court: FedEx Forum Watch it: CSNNE Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Bill Spooner, Marat Kogut and Zach Zarba
Spread: MEM -7.5
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On road: 12-22
At home: 27-8
Streak: Lost 3