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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
4 hours 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
9 hours 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
10 hours 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
11 hours 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
11 hours 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
11 hours 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
11 hours 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
18 hours 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
21 hours 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
1 day 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
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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
1 day 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
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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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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'...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucky 7: Grizzlies Defeat Mavs in OT Thriller, 106-105

Marc Gasol took his turn at guarding Dirk Nowitzki. Maybe it helped; maybe not. Dirk scored a game-high 30 points, but Marc put up a nice 19 points & 9 rebounds himself. All photos courtesy of Warren Roseborough. WOW! Sure, the Grizzlies have essentially been playing playoff basketball for the past three months just to get into the NBA Playoffs. Sure, the Phoenix game was high...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks settle for 8th seed in loss to Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Mike Conley hit two free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies grabbed the Western Conference's No. 7 seed away from Dallas by edging the Mavericks 106-105 on Wednesday night in the regular season finale. Monta Ellis missed a 17-footer before Conley drew the foul driving to the basket. Dallas had one last shot, but Ellis missed...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  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!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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.
Via FOXSports.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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