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Who is Batman without Robin? He may still be “Batman” but he isn’t going to get the mission accomplished without his much needed sidekick. We are now seeing the true impact that Russell Westbrook has on this OKC team. As long as Westbrook is with Durant, he will be thought of as the second guy. But Russell Westbrook is unquestionably a superstar talent that the Thunder can’t live without.
The absence of Westbrook is a gift for the Grizzlies because he torched them in the 2011 conference semi-finals. The Grizzlies are probably the better team from top-to-bottom even with Westbrook in the mix. Durant has gotten considerable help from Reggie Jackson but Jackson just isn’t Westbrook. That isn’t Jackson’s fault. It’s just a gap that OKC has in it’s roster.
There is no question that Memphis strives from their post game, both offensively and defensively. Zach Randolph has been a punishing presence in the post on offense. Defensive Player of the Year, Marc Gasol, has backed up hi
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Memphis clinched its first ever berth in the Western Conference Finals, and a number of fans were awake enough to welcome Grizzlies star Zach Randolph back to town in the middle of the night.
DID I DO THAT?
During the third quarter of tonight's game 5 match-up between the Grizzlies and the Thunder, former Celtic Tony Allen accidentally flung a blue warm-up jersey from the sidelines while OKC's Derek Fisher launched a corner shot. The basket didn't go in, but the officials counted it and penalized Allen with a technical foul. The chain of events was part of a 15-4 Thunder...
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Memphis players follow the lead of coach Lionel Hollins and like to say they have accomplished nothing yet. That may be true of the long run, but after surviving a furious rally at Oklahoma City on Wednesday night for an 88-84 victory, the Grizzlies are headed to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history. Memphis again won four straight...
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LeBron James and Memphis guard Tony Allen headline the NBA All-Defensive First Team.
The league announced Monday that Allen received 53 points in the voting, while the Miami Heat star had 52. Each player had 25 first-team votes from the NBA's 30 head coaches.
"We pride ourselves on defense here," said James. "I'm one of the catalysts, as far as taking that...
As you can see from the photo above, even Tayshaun is surprised at what just happened.
I hope that Asian lady from the commercial helps Kevin Durant get over the loss.
At 2 AM, Memphis Grizzlies fans gathered at Memphis International Airport to greet the team as they arrived back home after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder to advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. The crowd exchanged chants of “Let’s Go Grizzlies” and “We Don’t Bluff” before breaking into “Z-Bo” cheer as the forward...
Lionel Hollins has gotten the Memphis Grizzlies within a win of reaching the Western Conference Finals, a place the franchise has never been. His team has thoroughly outplayed a Thunder team that includes Kevin Durant, who is performing at a higher level than he ever has before. Yet that success should not insulate Hollins from criticism for some very curious decisions.
Tayshaun Prince actually dunked on Wednesday night, and he did it over three different OKC Thunder players. We were as surprised as you, but it really was fantastic.
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You know that episode of Seinfeld where Elaine almost dumps David Puddy because Puddy, as a New Jersey Devils fan, is a “face-painter”?
Let’s just say Elaine would not be able to sustain a relationship with at least one fan in Memphis.
A highly dedicated Grizzlies rooter went to extremes for Game 4, using his entire head as a canvas for a horrifying facepaint job. The result...
The Grizzlies are proving they know how to grab an advantage and hold onto it this postseason.
Tony Allen scored on a driving layup to open overtime and the Grizzlies held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-97 Monday night to push the defending Western Conference champions to the edge of elimination.
The Grizzlies shook off a first half in which they couldn't hit shots and the...
The Memphis Grizzlies are showing a knack for closing out tight games against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
All that's left to prove is whether they can finish off a playoff series that's been nip and tuck throughout and move on to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history.
In each of the first three games of the series, the go-ahead bucket was...