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The Memphis Grizzlies have proven nearly unbeatable over the last month thanks to a continued emphasis on defense.
They put on a stingy performance against the Portland Trail Blazers less than a week ago.
Seeking a 13th victory in 14 games, Memphis hopes to have leading scorer Zach Randolph available as it opens a four-game road trip Tuesday night against Portland.
Holding opponents to an NBA-low 89.4 points per contest, the Grizzlies (42-19) have allowed an even more impressive 84.7 over their last nine.
"Being consistent is probably the biggest thing," coach Lionel Hollins said. "Possession after possession, we come down and we don't make a lot of mistakes on defense."
Memphis is coming off its fourth consecutive victory, 96-85 over New Orleans on Saturday. Mike Conley had 22 points to lead seven players in double figures as the Grizzlies posted their sixth straight victory over a Western Conference foe - their longest such run in almost two years.
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Zach Randolph returned from an ankle injury with 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies won their fifth straight game with a 102-97 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night.
Marc Gasol had 20 points for the Grizzlies, who have won 13 of their last 14 games and sit in fourth place in the Western Conference. Mike Conley added 14...
Zach Randolph returned from an ankle injury with 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies won their fifth straight game with a 102-97 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night.
Marc Gasol had 20 points for the Grizzlies, who have won 13 of their last 14 games and sit in fourth place in the Western Conference. Mike Conley added 14 points and a career-high...
The Memphis Grizzlies got by without Zach Randolph during the first four games of their latest surge, but they were certainly happy to see him back in the lineup as it continued.
His presence, though, hasn't been enough to get them past the Los Angeles Clippers in either of this season's meetings.
Memphis seeks its 14th victory in 15 tries Wednesday night as it visits Los...
PLAYA VISTA, Calif. Theres nothing subtle about the Memphis Grizzlies. They are big, physical and unafraid to use their muscle under the basket a fact the Clippers know too well.
With those guys, you know what kind of game its going to be, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan said. Its going to be a grind -- not a dirty grind, but its going to be physical down there. Well be ready for...
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Revenge in the air?
The Portland Trail Blazers have officially become the most difficult team in the NBA to predict. After defeating the San Antonio Spurs by 30 points, they fell by two to the worst team in the Western Conference—the New Orleans Hornets.
Matchup: Portland (29-33) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (42-19)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Time: 7:00 PM PT
Date: Tuesday, March 12,...