The Memphis Grizzlies are busy learning how to deal with success.
Sure, Memphis has been a good team reaching the playoffs the previous two seasons and even played in the Western Conference semifinals in 2011. The Grizzlies followed that up with their best winning percentage in last year's lockout-shortened season.
But their sizzling 12-2 start this season ratcheted up expectations enough that not even the Grizzlies' best record through 41 games and fourth in the West seems to be enough now.
''I think for certain outside the team, but somewhat inside the team as well,'' Memphis coach Lionel Hollins said about the expectations. ''I've had conversations with our group to remember who we are, when we were fortunate to get off to a good start and everyone was ranting and raving. But we're still the same team. We struggle to shoot at times and struggle to score at times.''
That the Grizzlies certainly do.
They beat the Lakers 106-93 on...