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The Grizzlies are enjoying a day off after clinching the franchise's first berth in the Western Conference finals. Good thing too since they can use a little rest after all that hard work.
Memphis eliminated the defending Western champs in five games, beating Oklahoma City 88-84 on Wednesday night. The Grizzlies now wait to see if they play San Antonio or Golden State next.
Coach Lionel Hollins said Thursday it's always great to get a day away from the stress of the playoffs.
The Grizzlies faced a tall task, first shutting down the high-flying Clippers, then Kevin Durant and the Thunder. They now have won eight of nine.
Their defense-first approach also helped the Grizzlies regroup after leading scorer, Rudy Gay, was traded away in January.
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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Memphis players follow the lead of coach Lionel Hollins and like to say they have accomplished nothing yet. That may be true of the long run, but after surviving a furious rally at Oklahoma City on Wednesday night for an 88-84 victory, the Grizzlies are headed to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history. Memphis again won four straight...
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During the third quarter of tonight's game 5 match-up between the Grizzlies and the Thunder, former Celtic Tony Allen accidentally flung a blue warm-up jersey from the sidelines while OKC's Derek Fisher launched a corner shot. The basket didn't go in, but the officials counted it and penalized Allen with a technical foul. The chain of events was part of a 15-4 Thunder...
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As you can see from the photo above, even Tayshaun is surprised at what just happened.
I hope that Asian lady from the commercial helps Kevin Durant get over the loss.
Lionel Hollins has gotten the Memphis Grizzlies within a win of reaching the Western Conference Finals, a place the franchise has never been. His team has thoroughly outplayed a Thunder team that includes Kevin Durant, who is performing at a higher level than he ever has before. Yet that success should not insulate Hollins from criticism for some very curious decisions.
At 2 AM, Memphis Grizzlies fans gathered at Memphis International Airport to greet the team as they arrived back home after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder to advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. The crowd exchanged chants of “Let’s Go Grizzlies” and “We Don’t Bluff” before breaking into “Z-Bo” cheer as the forward...
Tayshaun Prince actually dunked on Wednesday night, and he did it over three different OKC Thunder players. We were as surprised as you, but it really was fantastic.
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On the best playoff run in their short history, the Memphis Grizzlies refuse to be satisfied with just reaching their first Western Conference final.
The San Antonio Spurs are looking for a little payback themselves after blowing a 2-0 lead a year ago and missing out on the NBA Finals.
Tony Parker said Saturday the Spurs understand opportunities are rare and know they have a great...