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The Memphis Grizzlies took a big step back in their quest for home-court advantage in a first-round playoff series with a disappointing defeat their last time out.
Getting back on track could prove difficult against the Dallas Mavericks, who are still playing hard despite being eliminated from contention.
The Grizzlies try to pick up a rare road win over the Mavericks as these Southwest Division rivals square off Monday night.
Having long since clinched its third straight playoff berth, Memphis' chances of hosting a first-round series took a turn for the worse Saturday in a 91-87 home loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Sitting in fifth place in the Western Conference, the Grizzlies (54-26) own the same record as the Pacific-champion Clippers and are one game behind third-place Denver. All three teams are fighting for home-court advantage, but Memphis is on the wrong side of both tiebreakers.
"It's real frustrating because we needed this game," Zach Randolph said...
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The Memphis Grizzlies have waived center Dexter Pittman, who played in only seven games with the team after being acquired in a trade from the Miami Heat.
The Grizzlies announced the move Sunday.
Memphis acquired the 6-foot-11 Pittman on Feb. 21 in a trade that also brought a 2013 second-round draft pick from the Heat in exchange for the draft rights to Ricky Sanchez.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. Here are three observations from the Clippers' 91-87 win over the Grizzlies on Saturday.
1. If this is what a playoff series would bring ... bring it on
The final stat sheet was lying in a bucket of ice in front of Grizzlies guard Tony Allen, as he conducted his postgame interview. On the other end of the spectrum, music was blaring in a celebratory Clippers...
According to Real GM, the Memphis Grizzlies have signed 22-year-old forward, Willie Reed, for the remainder of the season.
Springfield Armor forward Willie Reed has signed with the Memphis Grizzlies for the rest of the season, agent Joel Bell told RealGM on Sunday afternoon.
Reed averaged 14.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks for Springfield this season, posting 12 double-doubles...
If you were wondering what Delonte West has been up to since he fell off the NBA map, you’re in luck. The former Mavs point guard, who’s been playing for the D-League Texas Legends since March, has been really, really busy. He got hitched Wednesday and Mr. and Mrs. CHARLEEREDZzzz are expecting a mini charleeredzzz in the near future. Congrats, Delonte!
Wait for it……...
DALLAS -- Thanks to Keyon Dooling and the rest of the Memphis bench, the Grizzlies still have a chance to stay home after their regular-season finale to start the playoffs.
Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks can only hope to break even.
Dooling hit the go-ahead 3-pointer before Ed Davis made consecutive baskets, and reserves accounted for all 35 points the Grizzlies scored...
O.J. Mayo had a miserable output against his former team, the Memphis Grizzlies, scoring 2 points on 1-6 shooting to go along with 4 turnovers in the 103-97 loss and Mavs coach Rick Carlisle didn’t hold back as he unloaded on the starting shooting guard.
According to ESPN Dallas:
“I called that timeout just to get you out of the game!” Carlisle screamed at Mayo in the huddle...
Keyon Dooling scored 13 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer before consecutive baskets by Ed Davis, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied to keep alive their chance of hosting a first-round playoff series with a 103-97 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night.
Jerryd Bayless had 19 points and the Grizzlies' bench accounted for 64 points - all 35 in the decisive fourth...
DALLAS (AP) -- Keyon Dooling scored 13 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer before consecutive baskets by Ed Davis, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied to keep alive their chance of hosting a first-round playoff series with a 103-97 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night.
Jerryd Bayless had 19 points and the Grizzlies' bench accounted for 64 points -- all 35 in the...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Chris Paul hit a free throw with 18.3 seconds left, and the Los Angeles Clippers edged the Memphis Grizzlies 91-87 Saturday night in a possible preview of a first-round playoff series.
With the win, the Clippers took the season series 3-1 for what could be a crucial tiebreaker giving Los Angeles home-court advantage in the postseason even though the teams...
22-year-old Willie Reed, a former Saint Louis University star, has signed with the Memphis Grizzlies. He spoke with BillikenReport.com's Ben Weixlmann about the callup.