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Grizzlies ‘d’ the Milwaukee Bucks into submission

The Grizzlies are on top in the NBA Western Conference and they have risen with and/or doing “d” things: defense, disciplined, and dialed-in. The visiting Milwaukee Bucks got a wire-to-wire demonstration of Memphis’ “d” things as the Grizzlies dominated the darlings of Milwaukee’s Deer District...

Tigers rolling on after slipping against the Tide

The University of Memphis’ two-step through the state of Alabama’s Southeastern Conference (SEC) teams yielded a 1-1 split that – in a best-case scenario – would be a confidence-builder for this year’s Tigers and their aspirations for a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. Still,...

Where do the Grizzlies stand?

With Monday night’s blow-by win (128-103) over the Atlanta Hawks, the Memphis Grizzlies have completed the first third of the season and are nearly halfway to the All-Star game, where highlight-reel Ja Morant is a “shoe-in” for his second straight appearance. Sharpshooter Desmond Bane was...

Grizzlies tap into their third-quarter power, pull away from Pistons

The Memphis Grizzlies, now winners of five straight and the bearers of a 17-9 record, had a sub-standard, eight-point, homecourt lead over the team with the worst record in the NBA at halftime on Friday night. Grinding away after the break, the Grizzlies ballooned their...

Paced by Morant’s triple-double, Grizzlies have too much bang for the Thunder

Digesting the Memphis Grizzlies’ latest win – a 121-110 sprint past the Oklahoma City Thunder – is a process effectively handled by slicing it with Ja Morant’s triple-double: 26 points, 13 rebounds (career high) and 11 assists. The FedExForum crowd savored the All-Star point guard’s...

‘Enjoying the moment,’ Tigers revel with their crowd in win over Rebels

“When we look at this day a few years from now, it will be a legendary day,” said Memphis guard Alex Lomax, who played a pivotal role in helping the Tigers win the game that would make it so With 13,264 as the announced attendance,...

Tigers soar past North Alabama Lions with Ole Miss in sight

No disrespect to North Alabama’s Lions basketball team, but they were not supposed to be close to the University of Memphis Tigers at the end of Wednesday’s matchup at FedExForum and they weren’t. Memphis (5-2) easily outdistanced North Alabama (4-4), racking an 87-68 win that...

Ja wins his first boys-to-men matchup against Zion as Grizzlies rout Pelicans

In the matchup of two South Carolina boys linked by basketball and now men in the NBA, the Grizzlies’ Ja Morant now has a win over the Pelicans’ Zion Williamson. Memphis – paced by star point guard Morant’s 23 points, 11 assists and 4 rebounds...

Grizzlies roll up short in comeback against Kings

In the not-so-distant past, a Sacramento Kings six-game winning streak would have struck many as an oxymoron – a figure of speech that just made no sense. The Kings team that the Memphis Grizzlies played at the FedExForum on Tuesday night came in with present-tense...

Checking in with Memphis’ G-League Hustle

On fire since the NBA G-League season started, Memphis Hustle power forward Kenny Lofton Jr. continues to establish himself as a dominant force. The Hustle lost (94-84) this week to the Birmingham Squadron at the Landers Center in Southaven. Lofton, again, led Memphis in scoring...