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By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — An opening-night sellout crowd in Miami came to see Jimmy Butler. They wound up being enthralled by rookies Kendrick Nunn and Chris Silva instead. Justise Winslow finished with 27 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, Nunn scored 24 points in his NBA debut...
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The Grizzlies never led in their 91-104 preseason finale in San Antonio. Once the Spurs built their lead, Memphis could never quite catch up. Blowing wide open layups certainly didn't help the cause But oh boy, did they try. And they got close a few times. But if there's one...
By Marc Spears, The Undefeated There has long been a perception that most African American players in the NBA do not have fathers involved in their lives. But the most recent NBA drafts shattered these stereotypes, as most of the black players were introduced with their dads and shared emotional,...
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It’s not like Monday’s 120-99 preseason loss to the Charlotte Hornets was the first time these new-look Grizzlies have started sluggishly on the offensive end. Against both Maccabi Haifa and the New Zealand Breakers, Memphis played sloppily in the first quarter, but were able to recover against their non-NBA...
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It's not like Monday was the first time these new-look Grizzlies started sluggishly on the offensive end. Against both Maccabi Haifa and the New Zealand Breakers, Memphis started the game sloppily, but were able to recover against their non-NBA opponents, eventually winning both games going away. Well, so much for...
If NBA preseason games are generally meaningless affairs, they can seem even more trivial when they come against non-NBA competition. At least against other NBA teams, you begin to see how your roster will stack up against the level of competition they’ll see in the regular season. This week, the...
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Much of what I wrote about the Memphis Grizzlies preseason win over Maccabi Haifa also applies to their second preseason win, this time over the SkySport New Zealand Breakers. To recap: It's preseason, so in the grand scheme, it doesn't mean much; It's not even NBA-level preseason competition, so...
The all-new, all-different Memphis Grizzlies handed a resounding 123-88 defeat to Maccabi Haifa on Sunday afternoon. It's a game with several caveats, so let's get the obvious ones out of the way right up front: Yes. It's a preseason game, so it's meaningless. Yes. It's against non-NBA competition, so...
A summer of speculation about the Memphis Grizzlies has come to a close. Now we’re close to finding out what kind of team the Grizzlies will be this season. After meeting media on Monday, the Grizzlies kicked off training camp on Tuesday morning – a camp full of fresh, young...
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Is it possible to have ZERO expectations and high expectations at the same time? Whether or not that question can even be answered is beside the point. For fans of the Memphis Grizzlies, however, striking a balance between the two may be a bit of a dance. As the curtain rises...