Posted March 28, 2013 on AP on Fox
While the Memphis Grizzlies' success mainly has been the result of stellar defense, the Houston Rockets' explosive offense is a major reason they're in position to make their first playoff appearance in four seasons. The Grizzlies, though, haven't been playing up to their standards on the defensive end lately, and they'll look to get back on track by winning a fifth straight home meeting with the Rockets on Friday night. Memphis (47-24) sits in fifth place in the Western Conference, one game behind Denver for home-court advantage in the first round of the postseason. The Grizzlies have been struggling, dropping to 3-5 in their last eight after falling behind by as many as 30 points in a 108-101 loss at New York on Wednesday. While Memphis ranks near the top of the league giving up an average of 90.0 points, it has allowed 107.0 per game over the last three. "Obviously, it was a bad start, getting all the way down by 30 points," coach Lionel Hollins...
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