Saturday, July 31, 2021

Terry Davis

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Surprise-pick Ziaire Williams joining Grizzlies ready to ‘sacrifice my body and time’

Ziaire Williams was thought by many to be an NBA lottery pick at the beginning of the most recent college basketball season. At season’s end he averaged 10.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists for Stanford, causing some to wonder about the pre-season hype. The...

Ja Morant – the exit interview

A season that ended with the Memphis Grizzlies growing beyond the expectations of most but short of where the players wanted to end up has yielded to early post-season reflections. Making an appearance at the obligatory team exit interviews, rising-star point guard Ja Morant was...

It was ‘magical’ while it lasted!

The seemingly magic carpet ride that the Grizzlies took Greater Memphis on during the postseason has ended and – after a requisite time for reflection – there will be a full-throttle push to step into the collective vision of a “bright future." A run into...

Grizzlies push Jazz, again, but almost not enough

Accounting for every ounce of effort put into trying to beat the Utah Jazz, Monday night’s 120-113 loss was the third straight game in which the Memphis Grizzlies’ determination to give their all was just not enough. “It’s nothing to be frustrated about when we’re...

Fan-powered Grizzlies scrap back against Jazz but fall short in game three

Packing energy tinged with anticipation, Memphis fans filed into FedExForum to the count of 12,000-plus for the first home playoff game since 2017. They saw the Grizzlies put up the fight expected against a highly-favored Utah Jazz team that pulled away late for a...

All that Jazz – and way too many fouls – doom Grizzlies in game two

The Utah Jazz’s contender for defensive player of the year complained about an imbalance in physical play in game one of the playoffs against the Grizzlies, setting up a watch party for how game two would be officiated. Things certainly were different Wednesday night. Utah...

With the belief they could, Grizzlies upset the Jazz in game one of playoffs

“I treated this game like any other game,” Ja Morant said of his emotions prior to the tipoff of what would become the Memphis Grizzlies’ believe-it-or not upset (112-109 OT) of the No. 1 seeded Utah Jazz in the Western Conference Playoffs on Sunday...

Playoffs? Yes, Playoffs!

The Memphis “Road Warriors” – known officially as the Grizzlies – maneuvered past the Golden State Warriors and into the Western Conference Playoffs with an overtime win for a hungry young team on Friday night. “We are not taking anything for granted. We’ve had a...

‘Big game on Sunday’ is here for the Grizzlies

Minutes after Memphis’ reserves secured a one-point win over a team that won’t be in the play-in tournament, Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins noted the “big game on Sunday.” Well, that Sunday is here and Memphis has an afternoon (2:30 p.m. CDT) showdown on the...

Down goes Dallas as Memphis surges toward key remaining games

A third consecutive win Tuesday night with three regular-season games yet to play puts the Memphis Grizzlies in control of their own play-in tournament fate as they grind toward a Western Conference Playoffs birth. The Grizzlies saddled the Dallas Mavericks with a no-doubt 133-104 loss...