Monday, June 21, 2021

Terry Davis

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Grizzlies add to road prowess with a win at OKC

Down by four at the half to Oklahoma City on the road, the Memphis Grizzlies absorbed the Thunder’s early second-half spurt and then rode their defense to victory. For the Grizzlies (21-20), the 116-107 win was their 10th on the road against seven losses, giving...

Grizzlies show Celtics will to win in third quarter; claim the victory in OT

Ja Morant’s big-time dunk punctuated a third quarter keyed by the defense as the Memphis Grizzlies beat Boston 132-126 in overtime, casting aside a 10-game losing streak to the Celtics (21-22). Oh that third quarter, the first Memphis had taken from Boston all season. The...

Tigers calculate way to NIT win over Dayton

The mathematics of basketball – at the most basic level – involves “figuring” what to do in response to challenges and opportunities. When things add up the result can be a NIT post-season victory such as Memphis’ 70-61 win over Dayton in the first-round...

Grizzlies bang tough in bounce-back win over Golden State

The Memphis Grizzlies banged down the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, earning a 110-103  win with the kind of effort they did not muster in losing the night before to the same team at FedExForum. “I think it was just our guys embracing the...

That swishing sound was Golden State’s Warriors shooting by the Grizzlies

The way the Golden State Warriors ran away from the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday seemed not square up with the fact that the teams were only separated by one game in the standings. With both teams eyeing a push to finish among the eight teams...

Memphis turns on the ‘D’ to escape the Heat

Losing streaks tend to generate the desire to win any way possible short of cheating. Teetering on a three-game slide, the Memphis Grizzlies got the job done (89-85) against the Miami Heat on Tuesday. “This is probably one of the gutsiest wins during my time...

Tigers turn focus to NIT, Dayton

For a NCAA Division I basketball program with the history and aspirations of the Memphis Tigers, the National Invitational Tournament often is associated with the word “bittersweet.” “It is bittersweet,” said Memphis head coach Hardaway, ahead of the Tigers first-round NIT matchup against the Dayton...

Tigers await fate after stinging loss in AAC semis to Houston

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – For the second time in seven days, the end of a Memphis Tigers basketball game against the Houston Cougars felt like a punch to the gut. The latest was a 76-74 loss with huge NCAA Tournament implications and impact. “It was...

Kennedy Chandler – an update on Memphis’ most recent McDonald’s All-American

Memphis has a history of placing players on the McDonald’s All-American team. Former East High School star James Wiseman, the last local talent recognized, now is running the court in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors. The newest member to that distinguished list is...

In Houston, the Tigers faced a problem they almost solved

Let’s start with what is self-evident to Memphis Tigers head basketball coach Penny Hardaway: “We’re Memphis, of course we have to win (this week’s American Athletic Conference Tournament title) to get in (the NCAA Tournament). Nobody is going to give us anything.” That was after...