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By Mike Elworth: Publisher-HoopStuff
Everyone believes that the West will come down to three teams, the Spurs, Thunder or Clippers. However there is a fourth team that everyone is underestimating, the Memphis Grizzlies. They have the number one defense in the entire NBA and play a grind it out style that no other Western Conference playoff team plays and if teams are going to beat them, they will have to get by their defense and stop their big men, which is no easy task.
To show the true difference in style between Memphis and the rest of the West, simply look here.
Memphis Grizzlies: Defensive Rank: 1… Offensive Rank: 26
San Antonio Spurs: Defensive Rank: 11 … Offensive Rank: 4
Oklahoma City Thunder: Defensive Rank: 13 … Offensive Rank: 2
Los Angeles Clippers: Defensive Rank: 5 … Offensive Rank: 8
Denver Nuggets: Defensive Rank: 25 …Offensive Rank: 3
Golden State Warriors: Defensive Rank: 23 … Offensive Rank: 9
Houston Rockets: Defensive Rank: 29… Offensive Rank: 1
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Video: Loses sneaker, uses it to commit a foul
Gilbert Arenas was one of the leagues bigger stars for a short period of time. He was successful in Washington until a series of injuries left him at a point where he could not handle the grind of an NBA season. Now, Arenas is playing in China and has no plans to attempt a comeback in the NBA.According to Karan Madhok of Slam Magazine, Arenas is enjoying his time in China. His...
In North American NBA circles Gilbert Arenas will always be associated with the locker room debacle that tore down his career with the Washington Wizards.
After two fruitless stops with other NBA teams, he has finally found redemption.
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First it was Zach Randolph who spoke up and said that the Memphis Grizzlies were better after Rudy Gay was traded to the Toronto Raptors. Now Randolph’s teammate, and Grizzlies’ defensive specialist, Tony Allen, has come out and said the same.
“Well, I just think we turned into the team that we were two years ago, without the guy that we traded.”Allen went on.“Obviously...
Gilbert Arenas flamed out in Orlando.
One of Stan Van Gundy's greatest failures in his extremely successful tenures as Orlando's head coach was his attempt to reign in Gilbert Arenas and make him a backup point guard. It was extremely frustrating for Arenas, the organization and Dwight Howard.
In the end, Arenas played only 8.0 points per game in 49 games, shooting...
One of my biggest wish for athletes is that they have a transition plan for life after sports. Generally I know it’s not something most want to think about. Most have been playing the game since elementary school and the lifestyle – practice, watching film, etc – is ingrained in their DNA. But as Charles Barkley frequently points out, “father time is undefeated.” Which...
Well isn’t that convenient, Gilbert Arenas makes a decision not to return to the NBA, around the same time no one in the NBA was checking for him.
Arenas last played in the NBA a season ago with the Memphis Grizzlies, and had little to no impact in little to no minutes. So Agent Zero decided to go play in China, like similar outcasts Stephon Marbury and Tracy McGrady, and now he’s...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Gordon Hayward scored 17 points in his first start since November, including a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left, and the Utah Jazz beat the Memphis Grizzlies 90-84 on Saturday night.
The Grizzlies (44-21) had won 14 of 15 but have dropped two straight to close out a four-game road trip.
Utah (34-32) pulled within a half-game of the idle Lakers for the eighth...
While the Memphis Grizzlies managed to slow down the hottest team in the Western Conference, it didn't translate into a victory in their last game.
They may be able to get back on track against a Utah Jazz team coming off one of its worst offensive performances of the season.
After having their six-game winning streak stopped, the Grizzlies will try to bounce back with their...
File this one in the class of very unusual and very cool. Check out how Marc Gasol lost a show during a game featuring his Grizzlies 90-84 loss to the Utah Jazz, and then used it to his advantage. Marc grabbed his shoe, which he was none too pleased about losing, and used it to try and smack the ball away from Derrick Favors. Awesome and terrible at the same time.
Grizzlies center Marc Gasol lost his sneaker during last night’s game against Utah.
How are you supposed to play defense while holding a sneaker?
Use it to swipe at the ball is the correct answer.
(h/t Slam Online via CBS Sports)
Marc Gasol became resourceful Saturday and used his shoe to try stopping Derrick Favors on defense.
Gasol made a hook shot to make it 71-67 Utah in the fourth quarter, but Favors stepped on Gasol’s foot, causing his opponent’s shoe to come off. Luckily for Gasol, his Grizzlies teammate Ed Davis picked up the shoe and gave it to him. Gasol didn’t have a chance to put the shoe...
Marc Gasol scored 21 points, Tayshaun Prince added 18 and the surging Memphis Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Clippers 96-85 on Wednesday night for their 14th victory in 15 games.
Mike Conley had 17 points and 11 assists, and Zach Randolph scored 13 points as the Grizzlies hung on in the fourth quarter of back-to-back games for their sixth straight victory. Memphis followed up last...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Marc Gasol scored 21 points, Tayshaun Prince added 18 and the surging Memphis Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Clippers 96-85 on Wednesday night for their 14th victory in 15 games. Mike Conley had 17 points and 11 assists, and Zach Randolph scored 13 points as the Grizzlies hung on in the fourth quarter of back-to-back games for their sixth straight victory....