NBA playoffs: Grizzlies-Thunder preview

MEMPHIS -- Adjusting to Dave Joerger and an array of injuries had Memphis aiming for the eighth seed since the All-Star break. Marc Gasol missed 23 games, Tony Allen 21, Mike Conley a week, Quincy Pondexter was done a week into December. Memphis was the last team in the NBA to clinch a playoff spot, with Monday's win at Phoenix, the fourth of five straight wins. Wednesday'...
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Why the Memphis Grizzlies made the playoffs

With Monday’s win against the Phoenix Suns, the Memphis Grizzlies secured the final spot in the 2014 NBA playoffs. Despite a valiant effort by the Suns to keep their playoff dreams alive, the Grizzlies played stout defense for the better part of the game. The fact that the Grizzlies held the Suns to only 19.2% beyond the arc also played a big role, as the Suns are one of the best...
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The Phoenix Suns Surprised The Hell Out An 8-Year Old In The Best Way

Via YouTube It has been a while since we’ve seen a video of a sports team reuniting a child or family with a loved one that has been deployed in Afghanistan, so let’s see if such a video still has the same effect… YUP, sure does. The Phoenix Suns brought 8-year old Logan Bledsoe to the court during last night’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, but he wasn’t shedding tears...
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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...
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Suns' doomed by inexperience down the stretch

PHOENIX -- For most of the season, Suns coach Jeff Hornacek emphasized a three-games-at-a-time approach. In the end, it was a three-game stretch that buried the Suns. Monday's 97-91 loss to the Grizzlies provided the disappointing punctuation to a surprise season and capped a revealing three-game losing streak that eliminated the Suns from playoff contention. "These last...
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Randolph leads Grizzlies to final playoff spot

PHOENIX -- Zach Randolph scored 32 points and the Memphis Grizzlies clinched the final playoff berth in the Western Conference with a 97-91 victory over Phoenix on Monday night that eliminated the Suns from postseason contention. The Grizzlies scored the last six points of an intense fourth quarter. Mike Conley sank a 3-pointer to put Memphis ahead for good 93-91 with 1:08 to play...
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Randolph scores 32, Grizzlies clinch playoff spot

PHOENIX (AP) Zach Randolph scored 32 points and the Memphis Grizzlies clinched the final playoff berth in the Western Conference with a 97-91 victory over Phoenix on Monday night that eliminated the Suns from postseason contention.
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Suns' playoff dreams dashed by Grizzlies

PHOENIX (AP) -- Zach Randolph scored 32 points and the Memphis Grizzlies clinched the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with a 97-91 victory over Phoenix that eliminated the Suns from postseason contention. The Grizzlies scored the last six points of an intense fourth quarter. Mike Conley sank a 3-pointer to put Memphis ahead for good 93-91 with 1:08 to play, and after...
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Preview Suns vs Grizzlies

Jan 10, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; Phoenix Suns shooting guard Goran Dragic (1) drives to the basket against Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph (50) during the fourth quarter at FedExForum. Memphis Grizzlies beat the Phoenix Suns 104 – 99. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports   It’s win or go home time for the Phoenix Suns (47-33) tonight against the Memphis...
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I Still Have No Clue How Zach Randolph Pulled Off This Pass

I was having a very hard time this weekend deciding if this was completely intentional by Zach Randolph this weekend against the Lakers, or not. I came to the verdict that he absolutely meant the pass to end up as a pseudo alley-oop to teammate Nick Calathes. Seriously, if that isn’t in the running for top ten assists of the year something is very wrong. [SB Nation] Article...
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Suns vs. Grizzlies, 6:30 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona

PHOENIX -- After conquering the Lakers in Los Angeles on Sunday night, the Memphis Grizzlies (48-32) enter Monday’s showdown in Phoenix with a full-game lead on the desperate locals. In terms of "must-win" games, this one really does qualify. To reach the playoffs, the Suns will need a victory over Memphis, a victory over the Kings in Sacramento on Wednesday and a...
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Musical Chairs: Grizzlies Win & Move Up To Eighth

For a change, Mike Conley didn’t have to do everything on offense, scoring only 2 points, while dishing 8 assists in 23 minutes. All photos courtesy of Warren Roseborough. The reflexive thought when playing a team that reeled of an NBA-record 26 consecutive losses is to expect the Grizzlies to assert control early, build a 68-point lead and cruise the rest of the way. Especially...
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Grizzlies Get Back to the Grind with Win Over Miami Heat

Photo by Nikki Boertman The Memphis Grizzlies entered a Wednesday April 9th home game against the Miami Heat desperate for a win.  Two road losses to the Timberwolves and Spurs last week helped to place Memphis’ back against the wall.  The Griz responded by playing with playoff intensity before a sold-out FedEx Forum crowd, while pushing Lebron James and the Miami Heat around...
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Memphis Grizzlies Take Down Miami Heat, 107-102

In the first of their final five games en route to the playoffs, the Grizzlies came up huge against the Miami Heat, who have still not won in Memphis in the LeBron era. Zach Randolph finished with 25 points on 12-15 (!) shooting. First Quarter It was all offense in the first quarter, with both teams shooting in the 70% range from the floor. Miami went 6-7 from three-point land...
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Grizzlies keep playoff fight alive by beating Heat

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Grizzlies had to have a win on Wednesday and they got one against the Miami Heat, 107-102. Fighting for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with Phoenix, who beat New Orleans, Memphis had to win its 12th straight at home to stay a game back. In front of a sellout crowd at FedExForum, it was also a quality win that could be the push the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Take The Heat: Memphis 107, Miami 102

Mike Conley led all Grizzlies scorers with 26 points, including some 3-point daggers in the fourth quarter. All photos courtesy of Warren Roseborough. As if every game from here on out isn’t a must-win for Memphis, I learned during the fourth quarter that Phoenix had defeated the New Orleans Pelicans — meaning that, at best, a Grizzlies win over the Miami Heat would only mean...
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Heat lose to Grizzlies, fall into tie with Pacers in East

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Zach Randolph had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Marc Gasol added 20 points and 14 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies kept their playoff hopes alive with a 107-102 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night. LeBron James led the Heat with 37 points, connecting on 14 of 23 shots, including 3 of 5 from beyond the arc. Rashard Lewis scored 17, and Chris Bosh finished...
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Heat at Grizzlies game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. The Memphis Grizzlies find themselves in the unenviable position of having to make up ground in the late stages of a playoff race, and that task is especially difficult with three of their remaining five opponents all playing for something in terms of the postseason. They may be thankful that this final stretch begins at home...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Pull Away From Denver To Win, 100-92

Zach Randolph rumbled for 20 points and 15 rebounds, despite shooting only 7-22 from the floor. Yawn. Okay, so first off, sorry for the long layoff between posts. Car troubles, ailing relatives and quite frankly, the play of the Grizzlies lately hasn’t been very inspiring. While I was out, the Grizzlies’ went 2-3 on that West Coast road trip — one that probably should have...
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NBA Fantasy Stud of the Night: Apr 3rd ☆

(Kevin Love & Zach Randolph by Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports) Every morning The Hoops Manifesto scours the boxscores from the previous night’s NBA games to find which player helped out his fantasy owner the most.  If you are here looking for a different kind of NBA Fantasy Stud, you are at the wrong place.  Pervert.  Kevin Love vs Memphis 9-15 FG, 2-5 3Pts, 4-5 FT, 24 points...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies’ poor weekend signals hot streak may be over

When the NBA season starts to wind down, each game becomes more and more important for teams still fighting to make the playoffs to win. Every win becomes more beneficial and every loss becomes more devastating. This was perfectly reflected in the Memphis Grizzlies’ extended weekend. Two losses almost proved to be the beginning of the end for the Grizzlies’ playoff hopes, but...
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Grizzlies escape Denver with victory

Zach Randolph emerged from the locker-room shower strutting and singing a little ditty that had his teammates laughing. Randolph couldn’t carry much of a tune Monday night but he made music with the basketball in his hands and lifted the Grizzlies to a 94-92 victory over the Denver Nuggets in the Pepsi Center. The veteran forward got serious in the second half, bullying his way...
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Grizzlies edge Nuggets

Zach Randolph had a double-double and Mike Conley scored 19 points as Memphis moved into a three-way tie for the seventh spot in the West with a 94-92 win over Denver.
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Grizzlies hold on to beat Nuggets, 94-92

DENVER (AP) Zach Randolph had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Mike Conley added 19 points and the Memphis Grizzlies kept pace in the playoff race with a 94-92 win over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Randolph lifts Grizzlies to 91-87 win over Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Zach Randolph had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and his two free throws with 11 seconds clinched the Memphis Grizzlies' 91-87 come-from-behind win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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