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Liberty Ballers Dec 6, 2016
Grizzlies 96, 76ers 91: The End-of-Game Blues

Grizzlies 96, 76ers 91: The End-of-Game Blues

Brett Brown screamed. He slid in almost a defensive stance down the sideline and kicked his left foot in the FedEx Forum air. With 32.5 seconds remaining in Tuesday night’s 96-91 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, Nik Stauskas fouled Tony Allen despite Brown’s pleas for his team play defense and not gift the Grizzlies a trip to the charity stripe. Allen fortunately missed both, but the Sixers could not capitalize with the ball, trailing only 94-91. On the next possession, Sergio Rodriguez dribbled the air out of the ball instead of trying to sneak past Marc Gasol on the wing. (This has...
Liberty Ballers Dec 6, 2016
76ers-Grizzlies Preview/Game Thread: A stage for the Marc Gasol show

76ers-Grizzlies Preview/Game Thread: A stage for the Marc Gasol show

The 76ers travel to Memphis to take on Marc Gasol and the Grizzlies on Tuesday night. Or, at least two teams where “76ers” and “Grizzlies” on their chests will square off at the FedEx Forum. The Sixers will be without Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor tonight, leaving Richaun Holmes as the team’s only active center. Meanwhile the injury list for Memphis is longer than the list of Sixers victories this season, and the Grizzlies are fresh off a double-overtime game in New Orleans last night as well. .@memgrizz injury report:OUTCarter (R hip)Conley (Low back)Ennis (R calf)Parsons (L...
Grizzlies vs. Sixers: Start Time, TV Schedule, Game Preview

Grizzlies vs. Sixers: Start Time, TV Schedule, Game Preview

After a long night in New Orleans, the Grizzlies return home for a date with Joel Embiid and the 76ers. WHOMemphis Grizzlies (14-8, 7-4 home) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (5-16, 0-6 Away) WHEN7:00 PM CT WHEREFedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee HOW TO WATCH / LISTENFox Sports Southeast / 92.9 FM ESPN Memphis What to Watch For That Marc Gasol Character: I’m starting to think he might be pretty good. A solid three-point shooter, with some other skills to boot. And he just happens to be 7 feet. He went for 27 against the Sixers last time around, but he might be on a minutes restriction after carrying...
Hot Hot Hoops Nov 26, 2016

Game Preview: Heat head back to Miami for rematch against Grizzlies

After defeating the Grizzlies in Memphis last night the Heat head back home for a rematch. Game Story: The Heat were solid last night posting a win over the Grizzlies even though they were shorthanded. Goran Dragic, Justise Winslow, and Wayne Ellington were all out, but the bench really delivered in key moments. Tonight the Heat head back home to do it all again. Probable Starters: Heat Josh Richardson Hassan Whiteside Derrick Williams Dion Waiters Goran Dragic Grizzlies Tony Allen JaMychal Green Marc Gasol Troy Daniels Mike Conley Broadcast Info TV: FOX Sports Sun (Eric Reid, Tony...
Liberty Ballers Nov 23, 2016

Sixers-Grizzlies Recap: Philly Falls in Double Overtime Thriller

Joel Embiid was forced to sit out the second overtime as the Sixers lose 104-99 The Philadelphia 76ers fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 104-99 in one of the more exciting, chippy, and memorable games Sixers fans have seen in a long time. We’ll fast forward to the final frame of regulation, where Philadelphia saw a late game lead slip out of their grasp once again. Memphis rode the pick-and-roll tandem of Mike Conley and Marc Gasol to 16 fourth quarter points, erasing an eight point deficit to take an 85-79 lead with 1:53 left. The Sixers refused to go down without a fight, as Ersan Ilyasova...
Liberty Ballers Nov 23, 2016

Game Thread: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Joel Embiid will play, Gerald Henderson likely will not. Game Info Date: November 23, 2016 Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Place: Wells Fargo Center Channel: CSN The Bad Guys: Grizzly Bear Blues Probable Starters Philadelphia: Sergio Rodriguez, Gerald Henderson, Robert Covington , Ersan Ilyasova, Joel Embiid Memphis: Mike Conley, Tony Allen, Vince Carter, Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol Injuries Philadelphia: Gerald Henderson and Richaun Holmes are doubtful with illnesses. Memphis: Chandler Parsons (bone bruise), James Ennis (calf strain), and Brandan Wright (ankle surgery) are out. Sixers-Grizzlies...

Grizzlies vs. Sixers Game Preview

Can Memphis extend their winning streak to six? It won’t be easy in the city of brotherly love WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (9-5, 4-3 road) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (4-10, 4-5 home) WHERE: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania WHEN: 6:00 PM CT HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: Fox Sports Southeast/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis Injury Report: Memphis- Chandler Parsons (out, knee), Brandan Wright (out, ankle), James Ennis (out, calf), Tony Allen (probable, groin) Philadelphia- NONE Probable Starters: Memphis- Mike Conley, Tony Allen, Troy Williams (?), JaMychal Green, Marc Gasol Philadelphia- Sergio...
Marc Gasol and the NBA's biggest centers are shooting threes now

Marc Gasol and the NBA's biggest centers are shooting threes now

The NBA is in the midst of a three-point bonanza, and many traditional centers are finally blending in. Marc Gasol strutted all the way to half court last week after nailing a game-winning three-pointer. There wasn’t a moment of hesitation from the Grizzlies 7’1 center when he received the pass in the corner.

Full Recap: Memphis Crushes Minnesota, 93-71

After going on a 3-1 road trip, Memphis grabbed a win at home before hitting the road again on Monday. Game Summary: After what feels like forever, the Memphis Grizzlies returned back home to the FedEx Forum last night to face the Minnesota Timberwolves for the third time this season. Entering last night, the series was tied 1-1. The last time these two faced each other, the Grizzlies rested Marc Gasol and Mike Conley and the Timberwolves blew Memphis out of the water in Minnesota. Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports For the Grizzlies, Chandler Parson was listed as...
Hoops Hype Nov 17, 2016
Trending stories: Klay Thompson, Michael Jordan, Dwight Howard and more

Trending stories: Klay Thompson, Michael Jordan, Dwight Howard and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Who is the best team in the NBA? – via espn.com November 16 12:06 PM Would the Clippers beat the Warriors in a seven-game series? Where do the Cavs fit in the mix? Our NBA Insiders debate. Shares Marc Gasol describes road win over Los Angeles Clippers – via commercialappeal.com November 17 03:09 AM Center Marc Gasol connected on a 3-pointer that put the Grizzlies ahead for good in the final seconds of a win over the Los Angeles Clippers Shares Warriors GM...

Full Recap: Memphis holds off Jazz, 102-96

Mike Conley, Marc Gasol, Vince Carter, and Zach Randolph all contributed big in Memphis’ victory over Utah. After an ugly loss to the Bucks to kick off the road trip, David Fizdale demanded his team’s effort on defense be better. Two days later, the message seems to have gotten through, as the Grizzlies managed to stave off a shorthanded Jazz team 102-96 to get a much-needed win on the road. For what felt like the first time this season, the Grizzlies managed to get off to a hot start. The offense that had bogged down so badly to open games opened Monday night much more effective. Both...

Grizzlies at Bucks Game Preview

Memphis starts a four-game road trip in Milwaukee with some uncertainty about Parsons's participation Who: Memphis Grizzlies (4-4, 0-2 road) at Milwaukee Bucks (4-4, 2-3 home) When: 7:30 PM CT Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee How to watch/listen: Fox Sports Southeast/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis Injury report: Memphis Grizzlies: Tony Allen (out, groin), Brandan Wright (out, ankle), Chandler Parsons (questionable, knee) Milwaukee Bucks: Khris Middleton (out, hamstring) Probable starters: Memphis Grizzlies: Mike Conley, James Ennis, Chandler Parsons, JaMychal Green, Marc Gasol Milwaukee...

Grizzlies vs. Nuggets Game Preview

Start time and game information for the finale of a woeful homestand for Memphis. WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (3-4, 3-1 home) vs. Denver Nuggets (3-3, 3-2 road) WHEN: 7:00 PM CT WHERE: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: Fox Sports Southeast/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: Memphis- Brandan Wright (Out, Ankle), Mike Conley (Questionable, Hamstring), Tony Allen (Questionable, Groin) Denver- Will Barton (Questionable, Ankle), Wilson Chandler (Questionable, Hamstring) PROJECTED STARTERS: GRIZZLIES- Mike Conley, Tony Allen, Chandler Parsons, JaMychal Green, Marc Gasol NUGGETS-...

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