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Grizzlies head into post season with a bang after defeating Pacers

By Kelley D. Evans On a night when the NBA’s Western Conference leaders competed in what seemed to be a full-blown game of Chinese Checkers, the Grizzlies clinched the fifth seed and home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. After ending the 2014-15 regular season with a 95-83 victory over the Indiana Pacers at FedExForum Wednesday night, Memphis will host the Portland...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

rizzlies thump Pelicans to soothe their rough-patch pain

By Kelley D. Evans The opening tip went to Marc Gasol and looking back at the Memphis Grizzlies’ 110-74 route of the New Orleans Pelicans it could have been read as a sign of things to come. The 36-point margin of victory was Memphis’ second largest of the season, which now has come down to a four-game sprint to the finish. Wednesday night’s game against the Pelicans at FedExForum...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

In pursuit of rhythm & a sense of urgency

By Kelley D. Evans “Having a rhythm and sense of urgency – hopefully this game starts a trend,” said Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley. A rhythm and a sense of urgency are just two of the things Grizz players have been lacking. If Monday’s game against the Sacramento Kings is indicative of the Grizzlies’ ability to overcome their issues, their inconsistency may be a...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Memphis' 'grit and grind' era dead?

The Memphis Grizzlies are a very good basketball team, but for years they've refused to adopt some of the league's contemporary trends, such as high three-point usage and a faster pace. They were ultimately eliminated in six games by the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals, which brings up the question of whether a "grit and grind" mentality is capable of...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Lakers landing the 2nd pick in the 2015 NBA Draft gives hope

The last two seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers have been horrid no matter how you cut it, honestly you could say the last three seasons if you count the initial Howard, Gasol, Nash and Bryant pairing that landed the Lakers bounced in the first round by the Spurs. Last season after the first time in the lottery in years the Lakers drafted Kentucky forward Julius Randle, a guy a lot...
Via The Front Office News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UNDRCRWN x Memphis Grizzlies ‘Mess With Z-Bo’ Tee

The Memphis Grizzlies are facing a “do or die” Game 6 tonight at the Grindhouse and for them to extend their season against the best team in the league. Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, Tony Allen and Zach Randolph aka Z-Bo will have to bring their trademark “grit and grind” style to get the job done. To show you support for Randolph and crew, cop this “Who Wanna Mess With Z-Bo”...
Via Hooped Up
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies need answers from the perimeter

If the Memphis Grizzlies lose tonight in Game 6 against the Golden State Warriors, their season will end. Obviously, they don't think it will.But in order to pull off a third upset in six games, Memphis must get solid play from its wing scorers, namely Jeff Green, Vince Carter and Courtney Lee. According to Zach Randolph and head coach Dave Joerger, here are the reasons why:Randolph...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Taming the Beast: The Warriors’ Team Defense Handcuffs the Grizzlies

​ In the opening minutes of Wednesday’s Game 5 between the Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies, it looked like the Grizzlies were on their way to out-muscling another victory on the Warriors’ home court. Zach Randolph was entirely menacing on the offensive boards, getting multiple baskets off tip-ins, and Z-Bo even stepped out and drained a three-pointer. After...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Three-Point Barrage Lifts Warriors To Game Five Blowout Victory

The Golden State Warriors were firing on all cylinders Wednesday night as they buried the Memphis Grizzlies behind a lethal shooting attack. Golden State put on a shooting clinic inside the friendly confines of Oracle Arena as they knocked down 14 three-point shots en route to an emphatic 98-78 victory in Game 5 of their Western Conference Semifinals series. The Warriors will look...
Via BaySportsNet
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Z-Bo to Green: 'I ain't going to hurt your MVP point guard, so don't hurt mine'

Zach Randolph and Draymond Green know each other well. They're friendly off the court, going back to their connection as graduates of Tom Izzo's illustrious Michigan State Spartan basketball program.Now, they're facing off as combatants in a huge Western Conference semifinals match-up between the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors. Both guys are super competitive, physical...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Allen expected to miss Game 5 vs. Warriors

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports The Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors are set to square off in Game 5 of their playoff series tonight, and it appears that Tony Allen will likely miss the game. He has been an important piece for the Grizzlies this season, and their defense obviously misses him when he isn’t on the court. This is a huge piece of news for the Warriors...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Steph Curry Leads Golden State To Convincing Game Four Victory

The MVP showed up tonight and he brought his running mates with him. After all the talk following Game 3 centered on Steph Curry needing to play better, he responded to his critics Monday night. Curry led the Golden State Warriors to a convincing 101-84 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies as they evened up this series at two games apiece. The Warriors responded to the challenge...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies ‘harass’ Warriors in Game 3, take 2-1 series lead

  The Golden State Warriors once again did not have an answer for the Memphis Grizzlies tough-nosed defense. Memphis defeated the Warriors 99-89 to take a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference Semifinals series.  The Grizzlies dominated the paint, outscoring the Warriors 46-32 behind Marc Gasol (21 points, 15 rebounds) and Zach Randolph (22 points, eight rebounds). ...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Golden State Warriors Are Girlie Men Who Shoot Jumpers, And Other Moments Of Deep Hurting

Does Not Analyze The NBASo the Golden State Warriors are now down 2-1 to the underdog Grizzlies, and I spent most of the entire game wondering just who the hell was in their uniforms, especially in the first half, on defense. Not to throw shade on the home team, who are truly playing very well and all, but...> Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson went 6 for 11 from the freaking free...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Randolph, Gasol lead Grizzlies to 2-1 series lead vs. Warriors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Zach Randolph scored 22 points and Marc Gasol added 21 points and 15 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Golden State Warriors 99-89 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal. Mike Conley and Courtney Lee both finished with 11 points for Memphis, which has won two straight with Conley, their point guard, back in the lineup...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies take 2-1 series lead over Warriors with 99-89 win

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Zach Randolph scored 22 points and Marc Gasol added 21 points and 15 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Golden State Warriors 99-89 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal. Mike Conley and Courtney Lee both finished with 11 points for Memphis, which has won two straight with Conley, their point guard, back in the lineup...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies are 4-0 when Mike Conley plays

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Mike Conley returned to game action on Tuesday to lead the Memphis Grizzlies past the Golden State Warriors, 95-90, in Oakland to even the Series 1-1. The loss ended the Warriors 21-game home win streak. Conley, who missed the team’s last three playoff games, gave the Grizzlies a boost on offense, knocking down three of his six attempts from...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Adjustments must be made

Three beats two. This is not golf. Truth be told, in watching Game 1, the Memphis Grizzlies played decently on the offensive end of the court. They shot 45% from the field and, as expected, Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol combined for 41 points and 18 rebounds and dominated the paint. However, the game was decided during a second and third quarter stretch in which the teams were trading...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green enjoying matchup with Zach Randolph

Draymond Green and Zach Randolph both come from Tom Izzo's Michigan State, a place that breeds tough, hard-nosed basketball players. And right now Green loves everything about the matchup. Here's what he recently said about going against Randolph, per MLive.com's Kyle Austin:"We come from the same place. It's a brotherhood back there. It builds and it lasts for a lifetime, regardless...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Politically Incorrect Basketball Statements: Let’s Be Honest — The Warriors Are Preparing for the Western Conference Finals

I realize, having spent most of my life following and covering sports, that what I’m about to write is very politically incorrect. Playoffs are decided in series, and series consist of anywhere from four to seven games between the same two teams to determine one of two things: 1) the better team, or 2) the team which gets the benefit of the last bad call (see “Clippers, L.A....
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Politically Incorrect Basketball Statements: Let’s Be Honest — The Warriors Are Preparing for the Western Conference Finals

I realize, having spent most of my life following and covering sports, that what I’m about to write is very politically incorrect. Playoffs are decided in series, and series consist of anywhere from four to seven games between the same two teams to determine one of two things: 1) the better team, or 2) the team which gets the benefit of the last bad call (see “Clippers, L.A....
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Playoffs: Warriors-Grizzlies Western Conference Semifinal Preview

With every first-round playoff series now wrapped up, the NBA Playoffs move to the conference semifinal round. There weren’t many surprises in the initial set of games, so these matchups are going to be pretty darn good throughout the Association. Check out our preview of the Warriors-Grizzlies series, which gets going Sunday in Oakland. 1) Golden State Warriors vs. 5) Memphis...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors: Preview and prediction

Mike Conley looked like he had just stepped out of the ring after a fight with Floyd “Money” Mayweather as he watched his Memphis Grizzlies finish off the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. Just four days after catching an elbow from CJ McCollum, Conley donned a puffy, almost swollen shut, eye as he watched his team power past Portland and into the Conference Semfinals...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Carter cleans up with two-handed putback jam vs Blazers (Video)

Vince Carter may be 38 years old, but he's still in the NBA, and he can still bring it for the Memphis Grizzlies. Carter made that clear on Thursday night during Game 5 against Portland by following up a Zach Randolph miss with a two-handed putback jam that fired up the home crowd.Carter scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds as the Grizzlies beat the Trail Blazers 99-93 to win...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Gasol, Randolph must step up to avoid unfortunate playoff collapse

The Memphis Grizzlies raced to a 3-0 lead in their first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers, but then Mike Conley broke his face, Portland made some key adjustments and surprisingly took Game 4. The pressure isn't necessarily on Memphis just yet, but in order for it to avoid a historical first-round loss, Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph must step to the forefront and dominate...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss
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