Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Grizzlies/NBA

by Najee El-Amin -- Memphis’ scrappy Grizzlies have reached NBA All-Star Game Weekend. And – after a 112-111 dogfight-loss to the Milwaukee Bucks – they now are resting in advance of playing more games than any other team in the...
by Najee El-Amin --  There is no definitive study on how many days an NBA player must go without playing before performance rust settles in. However, conventional wisdom would suggest that the 380 days that passed from the time Memphis acquired...
A fresh picture of Ja Morant taking control of a basketball game emerged in the third quarter of the Memphis Grizzlies 109-95 handling of the Detroit Pistons at FedExForum on Friday night. Morant scored 13 points in the frame on...
No fans in the stands, winter weather worse than many can recall in Memphis and the still-real jolt of a 31-point loss the previous day were all accounted for and surmounted by the Memphis Grizzlies en route to outlasting...
Dialing up a complete, 48-minute performance, the Memphis Grizzlies governed the Kings of Sacramento, ending a two-game West Coast road trip with a 124-110 victory. The Grizzlies, who lost in L.A. to the NBA champions Lakers on Friday, trailed Sacramento...
The Grizzlies slapped a 22-2 run on the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night, embarrassing the reigning NBA champions in the first six minutes and setting up a good-try assessment in response to a 115-105 loss in L.A. For the Lakers...
by Najee El-Amin and Terry Davis – Most Grizzlies’ fans had exited FedExForum Wednesday night after Memphis’ 14-point win over Charlotte when Ja Morant – the star largely responsible for drawing them there – returned to the court to practice. Practice? Yes,...
A Memphis three-point lead entering the fourth quarter served as a point of reference for a wheels-came-off loss to the Toronto Raptors at FedExForum Monday (Feb. 8). The Grizzlies dragged a three-game losing streak into the contest, but could not...
By rule, the Grizzlies had to play three more quarters after ending the first tied with Houston and what transpired during the rest of the game amounted to a losing effort at the FedExForum on Thursday night. With fans –...
by Najee El-Amin -- Three weeks ago, it appeared that the Grizzlies’ hopes for a playoff berth were all but extinguished. After Monday’s (Feb. 1) 133–102 shellacking of the Spurs in San Antonio, Memphis has new life and currently holds the...