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Beyond The Buzzer:
According to Chris Vernon of ESPN Radio’s The Chris Vernon Show in Memphis, Grizzlies center Marc Gasol will be named the 2012-13 NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
In 80 games played this season, Gasol has averaged 14.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.0 steals a game.
The Memphis Grizzlies led the league this season in allowing the fewest points per game at 89.3. They ranked 3rd in opponent field goal percentage and 2nd in opponent 3-point percentage, teams shot 43.5% against the Grizzlies this season and only 33.8% from 3-point territory.
Marc Gasol’s importance to his team’s defense goes way beyond the numbers in a typical box score. When he is in the game, the Grizzlies allowed 99.3 points per 100 possessions. That number climbed to 105.9 points when he was on the bench.
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NBA referee David Guthrie took a spill during the third quarter of Game 2 between the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night at Staples Center. Guthrie was backing up and did not notice Grizzlies guard Tony Allen sitting on the ground behind him. He tripped over and fell, but luckily was not injured. Blake Griffin did not receive the foul call he was looking...
Grizzlies center Marc Gasol has won his first NBA Defensive Player of the Year award after anchoring the league's stingiest defense.
The NBA announced Wednesday that Gasol received 212 points and 30 first-place votes to edge Miami's LeBron James, who had 149 points and 18 first-place votes.
The 7-foot-1 Spaniard averaged 1.7 blocks and 1.0 steals for a Memphis defense that...
Memphis was outrebounded by 24. Big men Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol combined for just six boards in the playoff opener against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The poor performance on the glass in the 112-91 loss on Saturday night seemed out of character for the Grizzlies, but it all looked very familiar to coach Lionel Hollins.
''I've been saying when we played them before...
Many Celtics fans wondered why former Celtic Keyon Dooling signed with the Memphis Grizzlies instead of the Boston Celtics after coming out of retirement. Its all about money. Sean Grande tweeted Doc Rivers' comments on why Dooling is not currently a Celtic: Doc on Keyon Dooling singing with Memphis; “we wanted to [sign him] but couldn’t because of the buyout. He would have...
As an NBA announcer, it is always important to know what is going on the floor and TNT play-by-play man Dick Stockton had a rather forgettable moment in the final moments of game two of the Clippers/Grizzlies.
After a missed shot by Blake Griffin, a Memphis fast break lead to Darrell Arthur getting the ball as he attempted to throw down a slam dunk.
Clippers forward Lamar Odom prevented...
The Grizzlies are back home in Memphis down 0-2 against the Clippers hoping the change in scenery helps them force this first-round series into a return trip to Los Angeles.
Coach Lionel Hollins is preaching that it isn't do or die time.
Hollins said Tuesday that the Grizzlies have to try to win two games on their own court and that's why the playoffs feature two...
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The Clippers won game one of the series 112-91, and according to many fans and analysts, made a statement by winning so easily. Before the series begun, critics (including myself) questioned whether the Clippers could keep up with the physical style...
Zach Randolph got a little touchy-feely with Blake Griffin Monday night during Game Two of the Grizzlies-Clippers series. Griffin actually didn’t seem to mind. If you notice, he wasn’t exactly quick to runaway. There was no word on how long Randolph and Griffin have been dating.
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Marc Gasol beat out LeBron James and Serge Ibaka to be named the 2012-13 NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
Chris Paul hit the game-winning shot during Monday night’s Game 2 against the Memphis Grizzlies. With Tony Allen guarding him tight, CP3 created just enough space to put up a floater as time expired.
Officials put 0.1 seconds back on the clock after CP3′s shot. The series now heads to Memphis with the Clippers up 2-0.
I know Cliff Paul is happy
— Craig Smith (@Csmeezy1) April...
The Clippers and Grizzlies have a nice little rivalry building. But so far, it’s the Clippers that continue to send a message. Game 2 of the first round of the NBA playoffs took place Monday night at Staples Center. The game went right down to the wire with point guard Chris Paul hitting a last second shot to put the Clippers up 2-0 as the series shifts to Beale st. in Memphis...
According to Memphis radio personality Chris Vernon, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol will be named the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year. Meanwhile the Indianapolis Star reports the Indiana Pacers will call a press conference this morning to announce that Paul George has been named the league’s Most Improved Player. Gasol winning Defensive Player of the Year comes as no...
Marc Gasol is reportedly set to win the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award – something OKC’s Kendrick Perkins doesn’t agree with. While he meant no disrespect to the Grizzlies center, Perkins thinks his teammate and the league’s leading shot blocker for the second straight season, Serge Ibaka, was more deserving of the honor, citing politics as the reason the 2012...