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Quick Recap: Grizzlies outshine the Suns on MLK Day

Quick Recap: Grizzlies outshine the Suns on MLK Day

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Best win of the season The Grizzlies MLK Day matchup against the Suns was almost over before it even started. A little less than 24-hours prior to tipoff, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Philadelphia 76ers Sunday night matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder was postponed due to the Sixers Saturday night game against the Grizzlies. Shortly after, the Grizzlies revealed Jonas Valanciunas was out for tonight’s game due to Health and Safety Protocols. There were plenty of conversations between the NBA, Grizzlies and Suns...
Grizzly Bear Blues Jan 18, 2021
Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns: MLK Day Game Preview

Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns: MLK Day Game Preview

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via *if it happens WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (6-6, 2-5 home) vs. Phoenix Suns (7-4, 2-2 away ) WHEN: 4:00 PM CT WHERE: FedexForum in Memphis, Tennessee HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: TNT/ Fox Sports Southeast/NBA League Pass/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS: Jonas Valanciunas (Out, health and safety protocol), Jaren Jackson Jr. (Out, knee), Jontay Porter (Out, knee), Justise Winslow (Out, hip) PHOENIX: Dario Saric (health and safety), Damian Jones (health and safety), Cameron Payne (right ankle sprain), Jalen Smith (health and...
Memphis Grizzlies' Jonas Valanciunas sidelined by health and safety protocols again

Memphis Grizzlies' Jonas Valanciunas sidelined by health and safety protocols again

The Memphis Grizzlies' Jonas Valanciunas played 20 minutes in Saturday's win over the Philadelphia 76ers.        
ClutchPoints Jan 17, 2021
Grizzlies’ Jonas Valanciunas enters health and safety protocol

Grizzlies’ Jonas Valanciunas enters health and safety protocol

The Memphis Grizzlies will be without their formidable center Jonas Valanciunas for some time. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Valanciunas has entered the league’s health and safety protocol, likely meaning that he’s been at risk of coming in contact with someone who’s tested positive for COVID-19. Memphis C Jonas Valanciunas has entered the leagues health […] The post Grizzlies’ Jonas Valanciunas enters health and safety protocol appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Grizzly Bear Blues Jan 13, 2021
Quick Recap: Grizzlies pound Timberwolves 118-107

Quick Recap: Grizzlies pound Timberwolves 118-107

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports They are now tied for 10th in the West. “Next man up” continues to be the motto for the Memphis Grizzlies, as they found a way to rally to a 118-107 victory on the road against the Minnesota Timberwolves. They are now on a three-game winning streak and are tied for 10th in the Western Conference at 5-6. Jonas Valanciunas paced the Grizzlies with his most dominant performance of the season, totaling 24 points and 16 rebounds against a hapless Minnesota frontline. The Grizzlies set a new franchise record with 80 paint points. The first...
Grizzly Bear Blues Jan 11, 2021
Grizzlies defeat Cavaliers 101-91

Grizzlies defeat Cavaliers 101-91

Photo by Jason Miller/ A win is a win. The Grizzlies were able to avenge their poor loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers several days ago back home in Memphis in Monday night’s victory 101-91. Head Coach Taylor Jenkins’ team had four starters in double figures and strong performances from several reserve players. When it mattered most late, the veteran unit of Tyus Jones/Dillon Brooks/Kyle Anderson/Brandon Clarke/Jonas Valanciunas helped lead a 19-5 run to close out the game Here are some key takeaways from a big win. Kyle Anderson - Good at basketball Kyle gets the...
Grizzlies' Jonas Valanciunas cleared to return after entering COVID-19 protocols

Grizzlies' Jonas Valanciunas cleared to return after entering COVID-19 protocols

Jonas Valanciunas left Friday's win due to COVID-19 protocols. On Sunday, he said everyone around him is healthy and he'll rejoin the team.        
Grizzlies' Jonas Valanciunas leaves game vs Nets due to health and safety protocol

Grizzlies' Jonas Valanciunas leaves game vs Nets due to health and safety protocol

Jonas Valanciunas left the bench before the end of the second quarter and is the second Grizzlies' player who will be out due to health and safety protocol        
ClutchPoints Jan 8, 2021
Jonas Valanciunas placed under health protocol in the middle of Grizzlies game

Jonas Valanciunas placed under health protocol in the middle of Grizzlies game

According to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic, Jonas Valanciunas has exited the Memphis Grizzlies’ matchup against the Brooklyn Nets after being placed under the league’s health and safety protocol. The abrupt decision to leave the game is not due to a positive test result, though. Things are getting weirder as the NBA […] The post Jonas Valanciunas placed under health protocol in the middle of Grizzlies game appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Grizzly Bear Blues Dec 21, 2020
Jonas Valanciunas is Lithuanian for “Underrated”

Jonas Valanciunas is Lithuanian for “Underrated”

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via The disrespect has to stop. The Memphis Grizzlies and their fans have gotten used to the lack of love flowing from the national media. The small-market syndrome at times has its disadvantages, but the blue-collar Memphians would not have it any other way. They are used to earning their respect, as nothing is ever handed to them. The city itself is overlooked as a destination, but upon arrival, most fall in love with its rich history and incredible food. Respect is certainly earned and not given — a motto I have personally lived by for...

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