Utah gets their revenge, break Grizzlies home winning streak with 88-96 loss

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Maybe it’s me.

No, maybe it’s me, seriously.

I missed last Wednesday’s thrilling win over Denver because we were putting the print edition to bed so it could be on the streets Thursday. I missed Saturday’s dramatic win over Philadelphia because I was out sick. So I was indeed worried that I might jinx the team by showing up to cover their third meeting with the Utah Jazz. But not so worried that I didn’t go.

In any case, injuries and questionable calls – and of course, a highly motivated Utah Jazz squad – sent the Grizzlies to their first home loss of the season, an 88-96 game that feels like could have gone the other way if the whistle had been consistent.

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Also, these postgame comments from Grizzlies Coach JB Bickerstaff, Marc Gasol, Garrett Temple and Mike Conley.

 

The Grizzlies head up to Milwaukee Wednesday, where they will face a 10-3 Bucks team that seems to have cracked a cheat code with Giannis Antetokounmpo and must be considered among the elite teams in the Eastern Conference, right there with Boston and Toronto. Add in the injuries and shorter rotation, and it’s a tough matchup for the home team.

Then again, they weren’t supposed to be Philadelphia either, so that’s why they play the games. . . . more to come . . .