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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- It took a near-perfect February for the Memphis Grizzlies to stay teetering on the fourth spot in the Western Conference.
One bad loss and it would have felt Wednesday night like the city had fallen into the Mississippi River, floating out of playoff contention.
A strong second half against visiting Portland prevented that and Memphis beat the Blazers 91-85 at FedExForum.
The Grizzlies went 9-2 in February and entered Wednesday winners of 9 of their last 10 games. But they had only a one-game lead on Denver for the fourth spot and still trailed the Clippers by two games. The Clippers had won eight of their last 10, Denver 7 of 10.
"We understand that the West is loaded and we've understood that from day one," point guard Mike Conley said. "We're almost to the point where we're like Man, we might need to win 60 games in order to stay where we're at.'"
It was a hobbling Memphis (40-19) team. Ed Davis drew his first start w...
BEST OF MAXIM
For the second straight home game, the Memphis Grizzlies overcame a significant deficit to escape with a win.
Marc Gasol had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Jerryd Bayless scored all of his 13 points in the final 13 minutes, and the Grizzlies beat the Portland Trail Blazers 91-85 on Wednesday night.
In its last home game, Memphis trailed Dallas by 25 before grabbing a 90-84 win on Feb...
The Memphis Grizzlies have the fourth-best record in the Western Conference thanks in large part to its consistently strong defensive effort. A key cog for the Grizzlies, which ranks second in the NBA in points allowed at just 89.6 points a game, is ball-hawking point guard Michael Conley.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Marc Gasol had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Jerryd Bayless scored all 13 of his points in the final 13 minutes, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Portland Trail Blazers 91-85 on Wednesday night.
Memphis, which won its second straight and 10th in the last 11, rallied from 17 points down in the third quarter. Mike Conley added 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting from...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Marc Gasol had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Jerryd Bayless scored all 13 of his points in the final 13 minutes, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Portland Trail Blazers 91-85 on Wednesday night., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/gasol-scores-23-as-grizzlies-beat-blazers-9185-yahoo-sports
Marc Gasol had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Jerryd Bayless scored all 13 of his points in the final 13 minutes, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Portland Trail Blazers 91-85 on Wednesday night.
Memphis, which won its second straight and 10th in the last 11, rallied from 17 points down in the third quarter. Mike Conley added 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, and had six...
When the Memphis Grizzlies were bought by Robert Pera this past off-season, and their front office was re-shaped, the Grizzlies new goal was to clear salary and get below the luxury threshold. Rudy Gay became public enemy number one, being that he was owed an astounding $53.7 million over three seasons.
To be fair, Memphis was also linked to possible Zach Randolph trades, but...
The FedExForum in Memphis is known as the "Grind House." It is a major home court advantage for the Grizzlies and encapsulates a team that the city has fallen in love with the last three years.
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Maybe not among its...
The surging Memphis Grizzlies know they still have a tough road ahead to secure home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, though taking advantage of a stretch featuring sub-.500 opponents can only help.
Memphis hopes to have Zach Randolph back in the lineup as it seeks a 10th victory in its last 11 tries Wednesday night against the visiting Portland Trail Blazers...
Keep on keepin’ on
After losing eight of nine games to close out the month of February, the Portland Trail Blazers have won their first two games to start March. Both games were against winnable opponents, but the momentum is there to make a late-season push.
Matchup: Portland (28-31) @ Memphis Grizzlies (39-19)
Time: 5:00 PM PT
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013...
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Memphis (40-19) has won 10 of 11, with its only...