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End-of-season Memphis Grizzlies media availability takeaways

End-of-season Memphis Grizzlies media availability takeaways

What did the players say as they went fishing for the summer? For 15 of the 16 teams that make the NBA Playoffs, their season will eventually end with a loss. That is one of the toughest parts of fandom. Accepting/understanding that depending on the league, 29 or 31 other teams will end their seasons with the disappointment of not winning a title. Not reaching the mountaintop that everyone is striving to get to the peak of. And this often defines how you view a season. On one hand, you want to win a title and losing in the first round of a playoff series, even to the mighty San Antonio...
6 hours ago
Report Card: San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Report Card: San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies

The Grizzlies ended the season with a loss to the Spurs at home. The Memphis Grizzlies lost Game Six of the 2017 NBA Playoffs First Round series against the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs closed the series in Memphis at FedExForum in a hard fought battle, 103-96. Game Six was a perfect representation of what the whole series has been like. Though the Grizz took a tough L, this series proved that Memphis can play with any team in the league. I hate to give a report card on the last game of the season, but in the end there will be only be one team that wins the whole thing anyway. Last...
13 hours ago
View from the Enemy: Game 6

View from the Enemy: Game 6

Spurs fans enjoy their Game 6 victory to Grizzlies fans’ chagrin Game 6 has come and gone, and the Memphis Grizzlies came out on the losing end against the San Antonio Spurs, 103-96. The Grizzlies went into Game 6 facing elimination. They tried and put a great effort, but a Game 6 loss marked the end of the Grizzlies season. It ended a later than the Grizzlies probably deserve to, but it ended. A fantastic season all-around, but that’s a discussion for another day. Today, we just look at the Game 6 loss from the Spurs perspective. We’re very aware what Grizzlies fans think of this...
21 hours ago
Quick Recap: Grizzlies fall to Spurs 103-96, Memphis season is over

Quick Recap: Grizzlies fall to Spurs 103-96, Memphis season is over

It was do or die time for the Memphis Grizzlies tonight...unfortunately, the Grizz couldn’t pull off the upset. Coming into tonight’s game, it was do or die time for the Memphis Grizzlies. The Spurs were up 3-2 in the series, and the Grizzlies had two options: they could extend the series to a Game 7 in San Antonio or let the series end in FedExForum. The Grizzlies have been without the services of Tony Allen and Chandler Parsons, but that hasn’t stopped them from making this series more entertaining than anyone could’ve expected. Out of the gate in the first quarter, the Grizzlies...
Apr 27, 2017
Out-of-Towners, We Matter!

Out-of-Towners, We Matter!

I am a Grizzly fan away from Memphis, but I WILL NOT BE SILENT! Fans of the Memphis Grizzlies: this is for you. Well, actually I am specifically talking to fans that are not in the city of Memphis. I live in Indianapolis, so my best chance to view the game is from my couch. I wish I could be there tonight, and every night, in the Grindhouse, but unfortunately, it shall not be so. It will be a special atmosphere, similar to the feeling of Game Three. But I want to call out the fans that won’t be attending the game. We are just as important as the fans in the arena. Our eyes should be on...
Apr 27, 2017
Grizzly Thoughts: Memphis vs San Antonio Game Six

Grizzly Thoughts: Memphis vs San Antonio Game Six

GBB’s Game Coverage Editor Grace Baker joins Site Manager Joe Mullinax leading in to tonight’s Grizzlies-Spurs game. Could this be the last edition of Grizzly Thoughts for the 2017 NBA Playoffs? It is certainly possible, as Memphis returns home for a do or die Game Six against the San Antonio Spurs. As was the case in Games Three and Four, Memphis needs all hands on deck to find a way to extend this series to seven games. So what went wrong, and how can they get right? To figure that all out, I enlisted the help of GBB Game Coverage Editor Grace Baker, who will be in attendance tonight...
Apr 27, 2017
Outside Looking In: Grizzlies-Spurs Game Six

Outside Looking In: Grizzlies-Spurs Game Six

An outsider who doesn’t watch the NBA gives us his thoughts on Grizzlies-Spurs You probably like the Grizzlies! Well, why else would you be reading this article? This is on a specific Memphis Grizzlies blog, a blog about one of if not THE smallest market in the entire NBA. I hate to break it you, but most people aren’t Grizzlies fans. Take a breath if you need to. I’ll wait. ..... .Okay I’m glad you made it to the other side. I know that’s hard to understand. Not only are some people aren’t Grizzlies fans, but they aren’t even NBA fans. That’s impossible to fathom...
Apr 27, 2017
2017 NBA Playoffs: Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs Game Six preview

2017 NBA Playoffs: Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs Game Six preview

This is it. Now down 3-2 in the series, the Grizzlies find themselves in a win or go home situation. WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (2-3, 2-0 home) v. San Antonio Spurs (3-2, 0-2 away) WHERE: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee WHEN: 8:30 PM CT HOW TO WATCH: TNT, Fox Sports Southeast/ 92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT- MEMPHIS- Tony Allen (Out, Right Calf), Chandler Parsons (Out, Knee) SAN ANTONIO- None PROBABLE STARTERS- MEMPHIS- Mike Conley, Wayne Selden Jr., Vince Carter, JaMychal Green, Marc Gasol SAN ANTONIO- Tony Parker, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Dewayne Dedmon It’s...
Apr 27, 2017
GBBLive Podcast: Game 6 Preview with Herrington and Calkins

GBBLive Podcast: Game 6 Preview with Herrington and Calkins

Will #BelieveMemphis ride one last time? Game 6 of the 2017 NBA Playoff first round series between the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs is tonight. Does Memphis really have a chance to push this back to Texas? Hosts Joe Mullinax and Brandon Conner cover that and more on this week’s GBBLive podcast, sponsored by Grizz Essentials. Listen to the show in the player below or via this link. The guys were joined by Chris Herrington of the Commercial Appeal in the first segment. Keys to Game 6 were discussed, as were David Fizdale’s rotation choices and just how much of an impact Tony...
Apr 26, 2017
Four Grizzlies fans in a sea of silver and black

Four Grizzlies fans in a sea of silver and black

Loud, proud, and seriously outnumbered. I scored tickets to Game 5 before the series even started. As a native of San Antonio, I make it a point to see the Grizzlies as often as they are in town. One of the coaches where I work has season tickets, and she gave me a sweet deal. I was overjoyed! Not only was I going to get to see my Grizzlies, but I was going to get to experience playoff basketball in person. Fast forward a few days and Memphis faces a seemingly insurmountable 2-0 deficit. Sure Coach Fizdale went to bat for the guys after Game 2, but at that point the sweep was looking like...
Apr 26, 2017
View from the Enemy: Grizzlies fall to Spurs in Game 5

View from the Enemy: Grizzlies fall to Spurs in Game 5

The Grizzlies could not win three in a row, giving the Spurs the advantage in the series The Grizzlies traveled back to San Antonio on Tuesday night and lost to the Spurs 116-103 after scraping to make it 2-2 in the series. The view from the enemy is built according to various Twitter sources and San Antonio Spurs’ SB Nation Pounding The Rock GameThread. Before the game Spurs fans were feeling optimistic. I’m hoping for one of those "Wow, the SPURS really do have the best bench in the league!" kind of games!!! And why not? It was Tim Duncan’t birthday yesterday Hi everyone, hope that...
Apr 26, 2017
Report Card: Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs Game 5

Report Card: Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs Game 5

Conley lone star as Grizzlies fall to Spurs in San Antonio The Grizzlies lost to the Spurs last night in what was a very disappointing performance after the way the team looked in Memphis. Mike Conley continued his super-human play, but the rest of the team might as well have stayed at home. The Grizzlies fought to make the game competitive but it wasn’t enough. Here’s how the squad graded out following the game. Mike Conley - A+ Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports What else is there to say about Mike Conley? He’s been insane this series and single handedly carried the...
Apr 26, 2017
Full Recap: Spurs Take 3-2 Series Lead, Defeat Grizzlies 116-103

Full Recap: Spurs Take 3-2 Series Lead, Defeat Grizzlies 116-103

The Spurs used strong 2nd and 3rd quarters to pull away from the Grizz in game 5. The Grizzlies took a tough L against the Spurs Tuesday night, 116 – 103. The loss put the series at 3-2 in favor of the Spurs. Well, this game was at least exciting. The final score would suggest otherwise, but I promise it was. As Dan Devine of Yahoo’s Ball Don’t Lie blog tweeted: This was a five-point game with 4:51 left, and we wound up with both benches emptied with 2:12 left. The game got out of hand quickly per usual when playing the Spurs. But to the Grizzlies’ credit, they fought hard to stay...
Apr 26, 2017
GBBLive Tonight: Do or die for Conley & the Memphis Grizzlies

GBBLive Tonight: Do or die for Conley & the Memphis Grizzlies

Can Memphis send the series back to San Antonio? It is the end of the line for the Memphis Grizzlies one way or another. Can the Grizzlies force a Game 7? Or will the "Grit and Grind" era end in Memphis in Game 6? That and more on the latest GBBLive, sponsored by Fan Essentials! Listen to the show live on BlogTalkRadio at 8 PM CT in the player below or via this link. Hosts Joe Mullinax and Brandon Conner will be joined in the first segment by Chris Herrington of the Memphis Commercial Appeal. The absence of Tony Allen will be discussed, as well as the good and bad of Game 5 and Coach...
Apr 25, 2017
Grizzlies cannot stop Spurs, lose Game 5 116-103

Grizzlies cannot stop Spurs, lose Game 5 116-103

Mike Conley shined, but it just wasn’t enough in San Antonio. The Memphis Grizzlies fought their way back after being down by 18 points at one point in the second half to get the lead down to four, but it just wasn’t enough as the San Antonio Spurs took Game 5 in Texas on Tuesday night 116-103. Three quick thoughts on the game that will surely be broken down every which way heading in to Game 6- Mike Conley is really, really good at basketball. Conley scored 17 points in the third quarter and essentially led the comeback for Memphis. He cannot play 48 minutes, however, and...