Grizzlies getting defensive groove back, blast Nuggets for fifth straight

  The Memphis Grizzlies are winning by bigger margins lately because they have returned to locking down on defense. "I just think we've got our rhythm back, and we're going back to our true identity, which is on the defensive end," guard Courtney Lee said after Memphis' 99-69 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night. "We're playing through our bigs, and they are making...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Randolph's double-double leads Grizzlies over Nuggets, 99-69

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies are winning by bigger margins lately because they have returned to locking down on defense. ''I just think we've got our rhythm back, and we're going back to our true identity, which is on the defensive end,'' guard Courtney Lee said after Memphis' 99-69 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night. ''We're playing through our bigs...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Allen laughs about getting hit in the face with basketball on Twitter

In case you weren’t watching the Memphis Grizzlies-Dallas Mavericks game yesterday, Memphis guard Tony Allen wasn’t playing due to an injury. Despite being on the Memphis Grizzlies bench, Allen was still harms way when an errant pass intended for Courtney Lee hit him in the head. Check out the below Vine of the play as it happened: Below was Allen’s response on his Twitter...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Marc Gasol tries to make shot with his head

Marc Gasol has been a very pleasant surprise for the Memphis Grizzlies this season, and is an All-Star big man. The Grizzlies wouldn’t be nearly the team that they are without him on the team, and they depend on him for a large load of the scoring. It will be very intriguing to see how the Grizzlies move forward this season, and whether or not they can end up being legitimate...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Gasol's 26 powers Grizzlies past Raptors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The last time the teams met, five Grizzlies were more concerned with the toilet than Toronto. Stomach bugs gone, Memphis avenged that loss with Wednesday's 92-86 win. The Grizzlies (30-12) host Philadelphia Saturday. THREE-POINT TAKE 1. TO BORROW FROM KEVIN MCALLISTER, THAT FIRST QUARTER: WOOF The first quarter was one to use a "Men In Black" mind eraser thingy...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors-Grizzlies Preview

Mike Conley's return wasn't enough to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to another win in their latest game, but they might have a better showing against the Toronto Raptors with a healthier rotation. The Grizzlies were missing a bevy of players in the first meeting, and the Raptors were performing at a much higher level at that time compared to how they enter the rematch Wednesday night...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Fall to Grizzlies for Seventh Straight Loss

Coming off of a blowout loss to the Houston Rockets, the Nets took on the Memphis Grizzlies in Lionel Hollins' first game against his former team. The Nets were no match for the Grizzlies, as they lost their seventh consecutive game.  The Nets started the game on a 10-4 run, but Memphis responded with an early run of their own. Mason Plumlee put on an early dunk display, and...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Interested in Jeff Green

The Memphis Grizzlies started the 2015 season off on a tear winning 21 out of their first 25 games. Since then the Grizzlies have cooled off only winning four out of their last 10. The biggest problem the Grizzlies are facing is consistent small forward production. Thus, the Grizzlies have most recently been linked to trade rumors involving the Celtics’ Jeff Green. Hearing that...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies suddenly on losing streak after falling short vs. Jazz

  The Memphis Grizzlies limped into the Christmas break on a three-game losing streak and tired legs. After losing to Eastern Conference foes Chicago and Cleveland over the weekend, Memphis showed signs of fatigue in not being able to counter Utah's youth, allowing the Jazz to beat the Grizzlies 97-91 on Monday night. "We just didn't have the effort we were supposed to have to win...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Players Buy Team Assistant New Car After His Gets Stolen (Video)

Good start to today, Brandon 1 of our team assistants car was stolen not to long ago so as a team we all donated a little something to make his Christmas special #gng A video posted by Courtney Lee (@courtneylee) on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:56am PST The is beyond awesome, and speaks to why the Grizzlies are so popular as an organization and team.  After one of the Grizzlies...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Five most surprising players in the NBA this season

We are roughly a quarter of the way through the NBA season, yet we’ve already seen some pretty interesting stories unfold. In today’s World of overreacting, (weird, the Cleveland Cavaliers aren’t imploding), the league is starting to separate the pretenders from the contenders. Individually speaking, some players are playing really good basketball, to the point where it...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Memphis Grizzlies Game Recap: Heat Drop Fourth Straight in Blues City

(Memphis, TN) – The Miami Heat (9-11) were defeated by the Memphis Grizzlies (16-4), 103-87, at the FedEx Forum on Sunday night for their fourth straight loss. Behind another lackluster defensive effort, the Heat allowed the Grizzlies to shoot 59 percent from the field. Memphis had five players score in double digits, led by Jon Leuer’s 20 points off of the bench. Leuer also...
Via Heat Nation
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Court Vision: No late drama as Grizzlies pull away from Kings

Going inside the Grizzlies' 97-85 win over the Kings Sunday in Sacramento. THREE-POINT TAKE 1. Same script, different ending It was hard to not draw parallels to Nov. 13 in Memphis when the Grizzlies went up 21 points, only to see that deficit dwindle to 79-76 when Ben McLemore hit a free throw with 6:26 to play. But while that night saw Grizzlies come back to win 111-110 on a Courtney...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bench pivotal part of Grizzlies' strong start

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) With the Los Angeles Clippers still hanging around in the fourth quarter, the Memphis Grizzlies' reserves put them away with a long-range barrage: Quincy Pondexter, Courtney Lee and Jon Leuer provided the knockout blow with a trifecta of 3-pointers. It was another impressive performance by the Grizzlies reserves. Memphis' bench is beginning to gel and is a big...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where we look for blame on the defensive end

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. One of the biggest keys for Sullinger and Olynyk in establishing themselves as a sustainable frontcourt tandem is learning to work together at both ends of the floor. That’s a task in progress, though it’s...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Celtic Courtney Lee ‘Happy I’m In A Better Place’ With Grizzlies

At this time last year, Courtney Lee was coming off the bench for a Boston Celtics team that went on to lose 57 games. He’s liking his current situation a lot more. Thanks to a three-team January trade, Lee now serves as the starting shooting guard for the Memphis Grizzlies, who carry an NBA-best 10-2 record into Friday’s date with Lee’s former team. “It was a blessing that...
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Seven Grizzlies dealing with stomach virus, might not play Friday

  Seven members of the Memphis Grizzlies now are dealing with a stomach virus, and their status is uncertain for Friday's game with the Boston Celtics. The Grizzlies announced Thursday that guards Tony Allen, Courtney Lee and Beno Udrih, forwards Jon Leuer and Jarnell Stokes, center Kosta Koufos and guard/forward Quincy Pondexter all are ill and are questionable for the Boston game...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

7 Grizzlies players dealing with stomach virus

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Seven members of the Memphis Grizzlies are dealing with a stomach virus and their status is uncertain for Friday's game with the Boston Celtics. The Grizzlies announced Thursday that guards Tony Allen, Courtney Lee and Beno Udrih, forwards Jon Leuer and Jarnell Stokes, center Kosta Koufos and guard/forward Quincy Pondexter have been hit with the virus and are...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Illness sidelines 5 Grizzlies players

TORONTO (AP) Memphis Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee and forward Tony Allen were among five players who were out for Wednesday's game against the Toronto Raptors because of illness. Memphis coach Dave Joerger said center Kosta Koufos, forward Jon Leuer and guard Beno Udrih were sent back to the hotel to keep them separated from their teammates. ''This stuff, it goes through teams throughout...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings formally protesting Grizzlies buzzer-beater

The NBA — like televised sports in general — is racing toward technological perfection. With wide-ranging replay capabilities and an off...
Via Athlon Sports
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pointless Rankings: Courtney Lee’s redemption, Kobe Bryant’s destruction

Power rankings are silly. We always fight over which team should be in certain spots when, ultimately, it really doesn’t matter. So we made our own silly “pointless rankings” about the things that went on in the league in the past week. This feature will be on every Monday. Disagree with these rankings? We already said that these were silly. I put them where I feel they belong...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Grizzlies Courtney Lee Makes Game Winning Shot on an Acrobatic Layup

By BTS Team, The Memphis Grizzlies had quite the game for their fans last night with a big come from behind victory after a slow start. After being down 38 to 16 after the first quarter against the Sacramento Kings, the Grizzlies closed out the 4th quarter strong to get the game close enough where a last second bucket stole a win. The game winning shot wasn’t your typical jumper...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Plays of The Day: Courtney Lee vs. Kari Lehtonen

We’re going to start a new feature here on The Sideline called the Play of The Day. We’re going to pick the two best plays in sports from the night before, and you the fans are going to decide which one was better. We’re going to keep refreshing with two new plays every single day, so there’s no need to watch the same winner night in an night out. For today, we have two...
Via The Sideline
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Fan Calls Courtney Lee’s Controversial Game-Winning Shot

The debate is still raging over Courtney Lee’s incredible game-winning buzzer beater scoop shot that beat the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night. However, due to the fact the shot was ruled “good”, there’s no debating Grizzlies fan Christopher Eggleston’s prediction that his team would pull off a minor miracle. Good call, Chris, although there were Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Courtney Lee completes largest comeback in Franchise History

Up 38-16 against the Memphis Grizzlies after the first quarter, Rudy Gay and the Sacramento Kings were in cruise control. Rudy Gay came back against his former team with a vengeance, lighting up the FedEx Forum in the first quarter. Everything was going right if you’re a Kings fan. The Grizzlies couldn’t muster up much of a rally in the second and third quarters, leaving the...
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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