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And in today's episode of "As The Grizz Burn . . ." It seems like the Grizzlies can't catch a break. On Wednesday afternoon, after yet another unofficial leak earlier in the day, the Grizzlies confirmed that shooting guard Dillon Brooks will have surgery on his injured toe. He's likely...
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The task was tough: knock of the No. 19-ranked Houston Cougars on their home court. Memphis was game but not nearly tough enough as the Tigers fell 90-77 on Sunday night. Kareem Brewton Jr. had a career-high 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting, Jeremiah Martin added 16 points and eight rebounds...
by Clay Bailey The Brooklyn Nets had the right formula for a winning start to their road trip. “Defense, defense, defense. I thought we were outstanding defensively,” Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said. D’Angelo Russell had 23 points and 10 assists, DeMarre Carroll added 20 points, including five 3-pointers, and the Nets beat...
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“I am savoring every moment of this” is what Penny Hardaway said of his first conference win as head coach of the University of Memphis. The Tigers (9-5,1-0) defeated the Wichita State Shockers 85-74 in front of a FedExForum crowd of 15,068 on a chilled and rainy Thursday night. Wichita State’s...
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Mike Conley is right -- probably. After losing another winnable game, this one against the Detroit Pistons, Conley — who went scoreless for the first time in three years — mused that had he not been hampered by a sore shoulder, the Grizzlies WOULD have likely won that game, and...
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After losing their final two games of 2018, the Memphis Grizzlies were hoping the new year would bring a fresh start. The new year did bring a strong start offensively, but the Grizzlies reverted back to their 2018 ways in the second half. A 12-point third quarter, offensive drought led...
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by Terry Davis, Special to The New Tri-State Defender As 2019 tips off, The Memphis Tigers’ 8-5 record reflects a team that’s won games in which they were favored to win and have lost the games they weren’t. In that time, the players have had to adjust to first-year head...
Now that the University of Memphis Tigers have successfully navigated the HBCU part of their basketball schedule, the next stretch of games will be the measure of where they stand in the American Athletic Conference hierarchy. After another naggingly slow start last Saturday against Florida A&M and with the crowd...
“Come, Let us roam the night together Singing….,” Langston Hughes from his “Harlem Night Song.” We spent much of 2018 looking back at 1968, a year whose aftershocks are still being felt. Sports fans know all years are living things. Their power and influence don’t run out when a clock strikes...
by Teresa M. Walker NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans had everything they needed to cap coach Mike Vrabel’s debut season with a second straight playoff berth. Except a healthy quarterback. Marcus Mariota watched from the sideline as Blaine Gabbert was intercepted twice in the final 9:05 Sunday night in a 33-17 loss to...