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Terry Davis

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Clock runs out on Grizzlies’ special season

The end of the road turned out to be San Francisco for the Memphis Grizzlies, whose upstart quest for an NBA championship stalled with a 110-96 semi-final loss in Game 6 to Golden State on Saturday night. For 41 minutes the Grizzlies were in a...

Grizz put record-level hurt on Warriors; series rolls on

On multiple levels, Memphis’ 39-point beatdown of Golden State was deeply satisfying, yet the bottom line is that the semi-final playoff victory only earned the Grizzlies another chance to avoid elimination. “Game 6 on the road … it’s going to be a tough one,” said...

Grizzlies ready to take their Game-5 shot at extending dream season’s playoff run

The plus side of the Memphis Grizzlies' backs-against-the-wall playoff position is that the wall frames their homecourt at FedExForum. On Wednesday night, Memphis – now down three games to the Golden State Warriors – faces a must-win Game 5 to extend the best-of-seven series. That...

Game 3 linchpins for the Grizzlies: road confidence, playing hard

A head coach’s view of “physicality” can get immersed in the “dirty play” assertions of water-cooler observers and professional analysts. Memphis head coach Taylor Jenkins refuses to have his message drowned out as the Grizzlies take on the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of...

Morant, Grizzlies raise the FedExForum roof with Game 2 thriller

The goals were simple heading into Game 2 of the semi-final battle between the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors: Memphis wanted to be more physical; the Warriors wanted to rely on their championship pedigree. For Memphis, the goal was attained as the Grizzlies grabbed the...

Down a game, Grizzlies look to power up and past Golden State’s Warriors

Marking the physicality box with a plus sign is a priority for the Grizzlies as they seek to punch Golden State back after the Warriors outmuscled Memphis to win game one of the playoffs semi-final matchup by a single point (117-116). Key measures of physicality...

Tis done … Grizzlies move up the playoff mountain

No matter how it’s analyzed and dissected, when the wouldas, shouldas and couldas have been accounted for the Memphis Grizzlies won Game 6 of the NBA playoffs against the Minnesota Timberwolves, earning a chance to keep climbing upward. For the first time since 2015, Memphis...

Ja Morant reaps NBA Most Improved Player Award

Soon after learning that he had been named the NBA’s Most Improved Player for this season, the Grizzlies’ star point guard Ja Morant was dishing out assists. “Although this award goes to me, it is a team effort,” said Morant. “I want to thank my...

Foul-plagued Grizzlies come up a point short of Timberwolves in Game 4

No excuses. The officiating as viewed from several vantage points was horrible. Still, no excuses; the Grizzlies lost Game 4 of their opening-round playoff series with the Minnesota Timberwolves and the matchup is knotted 2-2 headed back to Memphis for Game 5. “Yeah, some things...

Grizzlies snatch ‘weird game’ win in Game 3 against Timberwolves

Years from now – when the franchise records of the Grizzlies are being examined – Memphis’ “weird game” win in Game 3 of this season’s playoffs will jump off the page. Down by 20-plus deficits in both halves, the Grizzlies climbed out of a 26-point...