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2014-15 NBA Preview: Memphis Grizzlies

We don’t know when a team’s reign is done until it’s done. That’s not a trivial truism, full of cliches and signifying nothing; it’s a conclusion reached after considering cognitive biases and the history of the league. Memphis may have already peaked when they reached the western conference finals and Marc Gasol won Defensive Player of the Year, but the growing rate from...
Via Analytics Game
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Beasley Coming To Memphis

Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news that Beasley, the No. 2 pick in the 2008 draft, has agreed to a non guaranteed contract with the Grizzlies. He will be on the training camp roster this fall and my guess is that he’ll make the team. Here’s hoping he rocks the ‘Fro. The Grizzlies need a guy with wild hair. Quick Reax: I must admit this is becoming a bit monotonous...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers: Trading For Kosta Koufos

Cleveland Cavaliers: Trading For Kosta Koufos By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Cavaliers Get: Kosta Koufos Grizzlies Get: Dion Waiters The Cleveland Cavaliers with LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Anderson Varejao, Tristan Thompson, Shawn Marion, Mike Miller, James Jones and Dion Waiters have the most talented roster in the NBA. They aren’t the best team...
Via HoopStuff
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Trade For Marcus Morris?

Memphis Grizzlies: Trade For Marcus Morris? By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer @ Hoopstuff… Grizzlies get: Marcus Morris, 2015 first round pick Suns get: Kosta Koufos Despite making it to the playoffs and putting up a good fight in the first round, the Grizzlies need to keep improving if they hope to survive in the West. They are a talented team, but they lack outside scoring. One...
Via HoopStuff
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

MEM@OKC Game 1: Thunder Storm, Grizzlies Growl But Lose

Video: Conley: We were embarrassed in the first half Okay, so . . . my bad on not getting something up about Game One sooner. I hate to make excuses so I won’t, but I do intend to do much better going forward on getting previews and recaps posted in a timely fashion. Plus, you were probably watching the game anyway, so I don’t have to spend too much time rehashing what happened...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Lock Up Playoff Berth With 97-91 Win Over Suns

At the beginning of the season, it seemed a given. Twenty five games later, it seemed impossible. At the All-Star Break, fans were cautiously optimistic and as recently as last week, it still seemed iffy. But now it is inevitable: The Memphis Grizzlies will be in the playoffs for the fourth straight season! Memphis continued their great play of late with a yet another closer-than...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies Hold Off Scrappy Utah Jazz for Win, 96-86

Kosta Koufos continued his strong play off the bench with 7 points, 7 rebounds and a ton of hustle plays. Just to show that there are no gimmes in the NBA, the Grizzlies faced off against a Utah Jazz team with the worst record in the Western Conference and already eliminated from playoff contention. Ran up the score on them in the first three quarters, leading by as many as 18 at...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies assert themselves and slaughter the Charlotte Bobcats

The Grizzlies decided to bear their teeth tonight and take care of business in the Grindhouse. Memphis didn't allow a Bobcat to score more 20 pts and the Grizzlies themselves saw extensive scoring from all across the roster. Kosta Koufos had a great game, as did Tony Allen. Zach Randolph was extremely efficient in his limited time and Mike & Marc steadied the ship all game...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Griz hang on to beat Clippers

The Grizzlies managed to win another game in which the free throw stats alone should dictate that they lose. Awful officiating aside, the Grizzlies got great production from many players tonight including 43 points off their bench compared to the Clippers 7, yes seven. Tony Allen's return was a huge spark for the whole building, and James Johnson decided it was time to show...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Grit ‘n’ Grind Goes Glam at Grizz Gala 2014

There’s a reason why the Grizzlies are regularly recognized as one of the most generous and community oriented franchises in all of professional sports. It’s because they ARE one of the most generous and community-oriented franchises in all of pro sports. That shows up in many places, including Grizz Gala 2014, which was hosted at the Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica on January...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies' Marc Gasol set to practice on Monday

The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday b the score of 108-101. The win moved the Grizzlies to 17-19, fourth in the Southwest Division.  The Grizzlies continue to play without reigning Defensive Player of the Year, who has been limited to 13 games so far due to a knee injury.  The Grizzlies are 7-6 with Gasol in the lineup and 10-13 without him.Chris Vernon, ...
Via NBA Injury News
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

So They CAN Score! Grizzlies 120, Nuggets 99

ZBo rumbled for 20 points, 6 boards and 5 assists tonight. Perhaps every day should be Zach Randolph Day! Photography courtesy of Warren Roseborough. How about that — after running a clinic on how NOT to make layups against the Houston Rockets, the Memphis Grizzlies come right back and shoot a wonderful 52 percent from the field, and dominate the glass to defeat the Denver Nuggets...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Grizz Get Lead, Hang On To Win: Grizzlies 95, Knicks 87

  Kosta did not start today, but performed admirably against New York, with 10 points and 9 rebounds. Remember this time last year? When the Knicks were one of the hottest teams in the league, riding a six game winning streak into FedExForum against the equally hot Memphis Grizzlies for a marquee showdown . . . which the Grizzlies won? A year is a lifetime in the NBA. Both teams...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Not Easy in the Big Easy: Pelicans hang on to win, 104-98

Zach started out hot — 8 points and 6 rebounds in the first quarter alone. But he cooled down and finished with just 13 points and 10 boards. Technically, it was easy for the Grizzlies, at least in the first quarter. Memphis put 34 points on the board, with a nice offensive attack and efficient scoring. But the team could not escape the now-trademark scoring drought in the second...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Three Point Play: Grizzlies vs. Warriors

The see-saw continues for the Grizzlies. Blowout win at home over Phoenix. Blowout loss at home to the Clippers. Tonight, the Grizzlies face a Golden State Warriors team that they’ve beaten twice already this season, a game that could settle a tiebreaker for playoff seeding . . . assuming the Grizzlies make the playoffs, that is. Here’s the Three Point Play: (Another) Man Down...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Balanced Attack Leads to Memphis Win: Grizzlies 110 Suns 91

Ed Davis is getting good at this double double thing, but he was also aggressive on the defensive end, where he blocked two shots and altered many others. One sentence can sum up what kind of night it was for the Memphis Grizzlies in their 110-91 victory over the Phoenix Suns: Jon Leuer led all scorers with 23 points off the bench, and fell just one rebound shy of a double double...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Pondexter’s Big Game Not Enough: Grizzlies 88, Nets 97

Kosta Koufos lobs a baby hook over the Brooklyn defense . . . and misses. Overall, the team offense sputtered, and the Grizzlies lost 88-97. Memphis Grizzlies Coach Dave Joerger doesn’t understand why his team plays with more focus and discipline on the road. Nor does Tony Allen or Quincy Pondexter. But whatever magic happens on the road for this team, it seems to stay there. After...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Three Point Play: Grizzlies at Celtics

So much has happened in this only-one-month-old NBA season, that it’s hard to comprehend that it’s only been one month. New coach, new players, injuries in training camp, rocky start, catching fire in California, and now Marc Gasol is sidelined for at least 4-6 weeks, maybe longer. And it’s not even December yet! Now the Bears head up to Boston, looking to complete a season...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Grizzlies adjusting to life without C Marc Gasol

The Memphis Grizzlies were coming off an undefeated four-game West Coast road trip less than a week ago and life was good. Then Marc Gasol limped off the court and everything changed for the Grizzlies. Now the Grizzlies (7-7) have lost two straight at home, are a .500 team, and trying to find a productive rotation before falling too far behind in the loaded Western Conference....
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown: Grizzlies 86, Rockets 93

This was NOT the matchup we expected or hoped to see. Still, all in all, it wasn’t horrible, as Kosta Koufos snagged 13 boards and helped hold Dwight Howard to 15 points and 7 rebounds. It was the Grizzlies’ first game without Marc Gasol in the lineup. Kosta Koufos filled in admirably, with a dominant performance on the boards, racking up 13 rebounds, including 6 in the first...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Three Point Play: Grizzlies vs. Rockets

The post-Marc Gasol era starts tonight, and it’s a doozie, as presumed starting center Kosta Koufos will have his hands full with Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard. So not only do the Grizzlies have to figure out the new wrinkles in their offense and defense without Gasol, they have to do it against one of the most dominant big men in the game. Here’s the three point play...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Marc Gasol out indefinitely with MCL sprain

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol has a Grade 2 medial collateral ligament sprain in his left knee and will be out indefinitely, reports USA TODAY Sports. Gasol was injured in the second quarter of Friday’s 102-86 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.  Gasol grabbed his knee and went straight to the Memphis locker room. He finished with two points on 1-of-3 shooting. An MRI Saturday...
Via Sports-Glory
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown: Grizzlies 88, Warriors 81 (OT)

Marc Goes to the hole on David Lee. Image courtesy of Yahoo Sports. What a difference a week makes. This time last week, the Grizzlies seemed to be wandering aimlessly, stuck in bad defense, sputtering offense and two games below .500. Fans were disgusted and not optimistic about the daunting 4-0 California road swing that lay ahead. This time THIS week? Griz have won four straight...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Three Point Play: Grizzlies vs. Warriors

Last Wednesday, Grizzlies fans were disgusted with their team, some calling for Coach Dave Joerger’s head, followed by the Grizzlies front office. Losing a blowout to Rudy Gay and the Toronto Raptors at home will do that to you. Some fans feared the worst as the team headed out West — an 0-4 roadie that would bring the team home with a 3-9 record. This Wednesday? Behind the strong...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Grizzlies

The San Antonio Spurs (0-0) will kick off their season opener tonight in San Antonio as they host the Memphis Grizzlies (0-0). The Spurs will be looking for redemption this new season after losing in the NBA Finals in Game 7 to the Heat. With new additions such as Marco Belinelli, and Jeff Ayres, the Spurs will look to once again capture title No. 5. The Grizzlies remained...
Via Project Spurs
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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