With the final few nervous days of the regular season looming, we take the pulse of Memphis star forward Zach Randolph.
Memphis has taken to calling itself Hoop City in reference to its affinity for basketball at the pro, college and high school levels. A more reasonable appellation might be the one longtime Grizzlies executive Chris Wallace bestowed on the city for the same reasons: The Basketball Capital of the South.
In a league where most teams are smaller and stretchier than they were 10 years ago, the Memphis Grizzlies remain delightfully Jurassic: a point guard, two prototypical wings, a power forward who lives on the low right block and a center who protects the rim and can work in the pivot.
The San Antonio Spurs will have their hands full with slowing down the Miami Heat and their quest for a second consecutive championship. Despite the challenge of limiting LeBron James and guarding a bunch of long-range shooters, San Antonio has a few matchup advantages to exploit.
The San Antonio Spurs' big three has been consistent for the past decade. But as the Spurs’ core gets older, how does the team continue to be successful?
Of all the things coaches hate, globally televised boneheaded mistakes surely top the list.They happen.Not even the most veteran are immune. Derek Fisher inbounded a crunch-time ball to the other team in these playoffs.
The San Antonio Spurs didn't yield a point to Zach Randolph until there was 9:26 left on the clock in the fourth quarter. By that point, the Spurs already had an 18-point lead.
If the Oklahoma City Thunder drop this series to the Memphis Grizzlies, the loss will be remembered most in OKC as a resounding affirmation of Russell Westbrook.
The voidLos Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin didn’t practice Thursday and spent a good portion of the day receiving treatment on his right ankle, which he sprained severely Monday, one day before the Clippers’ Game 5 loss in Los Angeles.
Let’s not call what the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies share a rivalry, because that’s a stamp reserved for rare use. But for the second consecutive season, the Clippers and Grizzlies are delivering us a serious piece of first-round entertainment that plays like something we usually see in late May.
The GlassFinding signs of encouragement after a 21-point loss can be like leading a search party in the dark, but if the Grizzlies are looking for some reassurance, it should come in the near certainty that they won’t be outrebounded again by a 2-to-1 margin.
Mike Conley | Tony Allen | Tayshaun Prince | Zach Randolph | Marc GasolMinutes Played: 540Offensive Rating: 102.2 points per 100 possessionsDefensive Rating: 88.
LOS ANGELES -- On Feb. 6 in Atlanta, the Memphis Grizzlies hit rock bottom. The team was still smarting from the Rudy Gay trade and head coach Lionel Hollins was downright surly.
The Memphis Grizzlies have lost three of their four games since trading Rudy Gay, and in that time the offense has struggled. Because Gay led Memphis in scoring and shots per game, it's easy to connect their issues with Gay's absence.