Found January 09, 2012 on SLAM Online:
Rudy Gay and the Memphis Grizzlies may have gone home with an L against the Lakers last night, but Rudy Gay can always take pride in the big hammer dunk he threw down in Matt Barnes’ face.

Geoff Calkins: Memphis Grizzlies need a better Rudy Gay, before it’s too late

Nobody said that making $84 million over five years would come without its pressures, you know?

2011-2012 NBA Regular Season: Rudy Gay Putback Dunk On Matt Barnes

Rudy Gay And Kobe Bryant Exchange Rim Rockers

Before I get to the highlights, allow me to mention that this game featured a mid-fourth-quarter stretch so ugly it was as if neither team even wanted to win.  After making a valiant comeback during which they turned a double-digit deficit into just four, the Memphis Grizzlies settled for contested perimeter looks and went scoreless for nearly four minutes.  As Rudy...

POTD 1/8/12: Watch Your Head, Matt Barnes!

The Grizzlies struggled to shoot the ball against the Lakers, and at the same time they failed to recover 46 of their 55 bricks.  A few more second-chance opportunities may have changed the outcome of what turned out to be an eight-point loss, especially if they could’ve made ‘em count like Rudy Gay did when he followed up a Tony Allen miss early in the second half…...

Barnes Entrenched As Starter At Small Forward For Lakers

Matt Barnes is maximizing his opportunity to start at small forward for the Lakers.

Los Angeles Lakers 90, Memphis Grizzlies 82

The Grizzlies were outrebounded 53-34 last night and that was a big reason for the loss.  Rudy Gay (19 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot) and Marreese Speights (17 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in 29 minutes off the bench) led the way for the Grizzlies in this game.  O.J. Mayo (15 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals), Quincy Pondexter (14 points...

Grizzlies slip to 3-6 with loss to Thunder

Their co-franchise player, Rudy Gay, is laboring to regain his swagger. Rebounding used to be the most reliable...

Lakers' Matt Barnes jumps into role and makes it his own

LOS ANGELES - Small forward loomed as a big problem for the Lakers at the beginning of the season. After two straight...

Turnovers continue to plague Lakers in win

LOS ANGELES--The Killer B's led the Lakers to a 90-82 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, their sixth straight victory at Staples Center. But it was the Terrible T'sas in turnoverswhich nearly killed the home team. Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, Matt Barnes and Steve Blake combined for 69 points on 26-53 shooting. Bryant led in scoring with 26 points and added nine assists. Bynum...

Lakers play it loose, if not particularly fast, but beat Memphis

L.A. grinds out its sixth win in 10 games, 90-82 over the Grizzlies, despite committing an appalling 27 turnovers. Kobe Bryant gets 26 points and nine assists, Matt Barnes 15 points and 10 rebounds.Almost nothing will come easily to the Lakers this season.

Utah Jazz 94, Memphis Grizzlies 85

The Grizzlies didn’t play much D in this game as the Jazz shot 50.7% from the floor last night.  Marc Gasol (21 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists and 6 blocked shots) and Tony Allen (21 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal) led the way for the Grizzlies last night.  Rudy Gay also had a solid game with 17 points, 7 rebounds, 1 asssist and 1 steal.  Mike Conley only shot 5 of...

Barnes wins Lakers' starting small forward spot

It may have taken 10 games to happen, but Lakers coach Mike Brown has settled on a starting small forward. Matt Barnes won the job over Devin Ebanks.
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