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Playoff Preview: Grizzlies-Thunder Game 1

They are here! The Playoffs are here! The NBA Playoffs continue at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN as the Thunder host the Grizzlies in the 2-7 matchup of the Western Conference. Before each game, we will have a quick preview of the upcoming game with a matchup to watch and a stat to chew on as you watch the game. Previously on Lost: It has been a long time since these two teams played each...
Via Bloguin Best
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Playoff Preview: Grizzlies-Thunder Game 1

They are here! The Playoffs are here! The NBA Playoffs continue at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN as the Thunder host the Grizzlies in the 2-7 matchup of the Western Conference. Before each game, we will have a quick preview of the upcoming game with a matchup to watch and a stat to chew on as you watch the game. Previously on Lost: It has been a long time since these two teams played each...
Via Crossover Chronicles
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

How the Memphis Grizzlies can beat the Oklahoma City Thunder

Throughout the regular season of the NBA, almost every team improves in some way, shape, or form. Yet, it is hard to argue against the claim that the Memphis Grizzlies probably improved more than any other team as the season progressed. Halfway into the season, the Grizzlies had a record of 21-20. However, the Grizzlies ended the season with a 50-32 record, meaning they went 29-12...
Via isportsweb.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thunder-Grizzlies Postseason Match-Up Marks The 3rd Meeting In 4 Years

Is anyone really surprised that these two teams will butt heads in yet another playoff series? This marks the 3rd time in a 4-year span that these two teams will square off. It’s almost as if these two teams are linked. Banner celebrating the Thunder’s 4th consecutive Northwest Division Championship. 2011 was the first meeting. It was the second trip to the playoffs for the...
Via KC Sports Ninja
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies

The Oklahoma City Thunder, the second best team in the Western Conference will be looking to get back to the NBA Finals after getting bounced last year in the semifinals by the Memphis Grizzlies. They are up against a tall task as they go against the team that knocked them out last year. But this is a different Thunder and Grizzlies team. The Thunder are rolling this season and Kevin...
Via Total Sports Live
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Calathes Suspended 20 Games For Violating NBA Drug Policy

Memphis Grizzlies reserve guard Nick Calathes has been suspended 20 games for violating the NBA drug policy.
Via Gamedayr
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs: San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies

You would not think this would be a first round matchup but it actually is. The number one seed San Antonio Spurs are taking on the number eight seed Memphis Grizzlies. The Spurs, who play fundamental basketball are trying for another chance at a NBA championship. On the other hand, the Grizzlies are the eighth seed that had to defeat the Phoenix Suns in Game 81 of the regular season...
Via Total Sports Live
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Point Guard Nick Calathes Suspended

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Nick Calathes has been suspended 20 games by the NBA for failing a drug test.  This comes as the Grizzlies prepare to face the Oklahoma City Thunder. It is being reported that Calathes failed the test due to tamoxifen being detected in his system. Tamoxifen blocks the flow of estrogen in the body and is used by athletes to mask steroids. The seventh...
Via Sports Blog Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

First Round Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder Vs Memphis Grizzlies

When these teams faced off last year, the Thunder lost 4-1. Kevin Durant averaged 28.8 PPG against them in the conference semi-finals but it wasn’t enough. These two teams facing off in the first round should be interesting as the Thunder will try to seek redemption for their loss against them last season. Oklahoma City ... The post First Round Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder Vs...
Via The League News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes suspended 20 games for banned substance

Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes will be suspended 20 games for testing positive for a banned substance and violating NBA's anti-drug policy, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The banned substance – Tamoxifen – was part of an athletic supplement that Calathes had been using, sources said. NBA lab results found no traces of synthetic testosterone or performance-enhancing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nick Calathes suspended 20 games, tested postive for breast cancer drug Tamoxifen

Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes has been suspended 20 games by the NBA for a violation of the league’s drug policy. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news and says Calathes tested positive for Tamoxifen, which was part of an over-the-counter supplement he was taking. Woj adds that a source tells him there was no […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

GROWL TOWEL TIME FOR THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES!

Kai Jordan , Memphis Grizzlies Writer   THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES ARE BACK IN THE PLAYOFFS ! 50 games ago would you have thought the Memphis Grizzlies would be in the 2013-2014 NBA Playoffs at 7th seed? This season has been an emotional rollercoaster for the Grizzlies and their Grizz Nation. They say injuries can either make or break a team and in this case I believe injuries made...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Grizzlies' Calathes suspended 20 games

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes will be suspended 20 games for violating the NBA’s Anti-Drug policy. Calathes, averaging 4.9 points and 2.9 assists in 17 minutes per game this season, tested positive for Tamoxifen, which was part of an over-the-counter athletic supplement he had used, according to Yahoo! Sports. The Grizzlies will...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Grizzlies Nick Calathes Suspended 20 Games

Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Nick Calathes has been suspended 20 games by the NBA for violating the leagues drug policy. Memphis guard Nick Calathes will be suspended 20 games for violation of NBA's Anti-Drug policy, source tells Yahoo. Supension starts now. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 18, 2014 The NBA is expected to announce...
Via Thacover2
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Report: Grizzlies Nick Calathes Suspended 20 Games

Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Nick Calathes has been suspended 20 games by the NBA for violating the leagues drug policy. Memphis guard Nick Calathes will be suspended 20 games for violation of NBA's Anti-Drug policy, source tells Yahoo. Supension starts now. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 18, 2014 The NBA is expected to announce...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nick Calathes Suspended 20 Games For Supplement Use

Nick Calathes will be suspended 20 games for a violation of the NBA's Anti-Drug policy. The suspension will begin immediately. A source says Calathes tested positive for Tamoxifen, which was part of an over-the-counter athletic supplement he had used. The NBA's lab results showed no traces of testosterone or PED in the supplement. "There was no intent here," said...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thunder won’t sell playoff tickets to Tennessee residents

The Oklahoma City Thunder are doing their best to achieve a homecourt advantage during the NBA playoffs. To that end, they are limiting ticket sales during the playoffs to residents of Oklahoma and a few neighboring states. Those attempting to purchase playoff tickets for Thunder home games are met with the following note: All Sales […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dark Horse In The Western Conference

The NBA Playoffs is a place where legends are born, dreams are made and icons are immortalized. It’s a place that a team longs to get to after a long and grueling 82 games. A place that only 16 teams, eight in each conference can make a trip to. Emotions run high. Expectations are through the roof no matter which team you represent. In the midst of all this, there can only be one...
Via The Front Office News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joerger maintains Grizzlies' winning ways in debut coaching season

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Dave Joerger walked into a fire. Bare feet. With lighter fluid leaking from his pockets. But far away from the home tyrants behind the bench yelling about his poor choice of lineups, Joerger finds solace in the fresh air outside his home out in the country. "Chicago at home was tough," Joerger said prior to Thursday's practice at FedExForum. "...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies Return to the Birthplace of Heart, Grit, and Grind

Photo by Nate Billings The Memphis Grizzlies will travel to Oklahoma City to play game 1, in a best of 7 series, against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the 2014 Western Conference Playoffs. In order to understand the significance of a Griz return to OKC, we must first take a look back at an important chapter in the franchise’s history. February 10, 2010 was...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Win in Overtime Beating Dallas For Seventh Seed

Photo by Warren Roseborough By Kelley D. Evans MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE – The Memphis Grizzlies (50-32) made a choice mid-season.  It was to keep grinding or play enough to keep their heads above water.  They decided to grind it out all the way until the very end, denouncing any thoughts of mediocrity.  So in the final game of the season they found themselves fighting for a spot,...
Via Reporting Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Starting Five: Playoff preview edition

While critics are calling out Kobe Bryant for traveling, let's begin our playoff preview edition of The Starting Five. FIRST-ROUND SERIES TO WATCH We have the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the opening round? We'd take that in the Western Conference finals. But thanks to Marc Gasol's left knee strain, the Grizzlies -- who knocked off OKC to reach the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert Arenas’ $22M Salary Made Him 30th-Highest-Paid Athlete in ’13

Never forget the Orlando Magic are still paying Gilbert Arenas. Gilbert Arenas hasn’t played a game in the NBA in two years, but he was still one of the highest-paid athletes in the world in 2013. ESPN recently released its list of highest-paid athletes in the world based solely on salary and prize money.   Among the Floyd Mayweather’s, Cristiano Ronaldo’s, Lionel Messi’s...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert Arenas Slashes Price On Shark Tank Mansion – $2.798 Million

According to ESPN the Magazine, Gilbert Arenas is now the 30th highest paid athlete in the world (Magic owed him $62.4 million as…
Via Busted Coverage
2 days ago  |  Discuss

SportSouth, FOX Sports Tennessee to continue Grizzlies coverage in playoffs

SportSouth and FOX Sports Tennessee will continue coverage of the Memphis Grizzlies through the first round of the 2014 NBA playoffs, as the seventh-seeded Grizzlies face the second-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference quarterfinals. Coverage begins with the Grizzlies on the road for Game 1 on Sat., April 19 with Grizzlies LIVE starting at 8:00 p.m. CT on SportSouth...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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