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Memphis Grizzlies 97, Minnesota Timberwolves 95

Blogged under Big Grizzlies News,Bloglockers,Game Recaps,General,NBA Blogs by Andrew on Thursday 3 December 2009 at 12:27 pm

The Memphis Grizzlies (7-12) escaped with a 2-point victory last night against the Minnesota Timberwolves (2-16), in a game where it looked like neither team wanted the win.  Coming down the stretch both teams struggled at the line.  O.J. Mayo had a chance to seal the win for the Grizzlies, but he missed a free throw with 10 seconds left to keep the Timberwolves alive.  Timberwolves’ guard Ramon Sessions then drove to the hole and was fouled with 1 second left.  Thankfully for the Grizzlies sake, Sessions choked and the Grizz were able to escape with the win.  Rudy Gay was the leader for the Grizzlies, with 20 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals.  Ryan Gomes led the Timberwolves with 20 points.

Memphis Grizzlies 93, Utah Jazz 120

Blogged under Big Grizzlies News,Bloglockers,Game Recaps,General,NBA Blogs by Andrew on Tuesday 1 December 2009 at 1:30 pm

The Memphis Grizzlies (6-12) did not bring a good effort on defense last night and were crushed by the Utah Jazz (10-7) because of it.  They gave up at least 30 points in each of the first three quarters and found themselves down 25 points before the 4th quarter even started.  O.J. Mayo led the Grizzlies on offense with 20 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, and 1 assist.  Marcus Williams had a very good game off the bench with 17 points, 2 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 steals in 24 minutes.  Jamal Tinsley played terrible, shooting 3-13 from the field for 8 points, 7 assists, and 5 fouls.  The Grizzlies were never really in this game as the Jazz had six players in double figures, with Ronnie Brewer leading the way with 25 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, and 3 steals.

Memphis Grizzlies 116, Sacramento Kings 105

Blogged under Big Grizzlies News,Bloglockers,Game Recaps,General,NBA Blogs by Andrew on Tuesday 24 November 2009 at 3:43 am

The Memphis Grizzlies (5-9) shot lights out Monday night against the Sacramento Kings (5-8) and built a 17 point lead going into the 4th quarter.  The Grizzlies shot 54% from the field and every starter scored in double-figures.  Rudy Gay had a very good game for the Grizzlies, dropping in 24 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals.  Marc Gasol filled up the stat sheet and went 8-10 from the field for 18 points, 6 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 assists, and 2 steals.  Although the Kings shot nearly 50% from the field, the Grizzlies forced 21 turnovers and played pretty solid defense.  Tyreke Evans led the way for the Kings with 28 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists.

Allen Iverson drama already in full swing with Memphis Grizzlies

Blogged under Big Grizzlies News,Bloglockers,NBA Blogs by Andrew on Thursday 5 November 2009 at 6:36 pm

Allen Iverson made his Memphis Grizzlies debut on Monday and it wasn’t as a starter.  Iverson was not happy about this and let it be known stating, “I had a problem with my butt from sitting on the bench so long…that’s the only thing I had a problem with.”  Iverson played only 17 minutes, where he scored 11 points.  He added 18 points in 28 minutes last night, so he is averaging 23 minutes per game in his first two games this season. Now Iverson should definitely be getting more than 23 minutes a game, but I’m not so sure Iverson should be starting.  Didn’t he learn anything while with the Pistons?  He is not going to start over O.J. Mayo at shooting guard and he is not a true point guard, so he wont start over Conley.  What he can do is accept his role and thrive under it.  He could be a great scoring option of the bench, bringing a spark to the offense.  He should get 30-35 minutes a game off the bench and play down the stretch when it matters.  Iverson said, “go look at my resume, it will show you that I’m not a sixth man.”  Iverson needs to realize that he is a 34-year old 6-footer who is not the same player he was a few years ago.  Yes, he can still light it up, but he is nowhere near the player he once was.  The Grizzlies and Iverson need to come to a middle ground before he poisons this team.  They are 1-4 now though, so I may be siding with Iverson as the starter soon if things don’t improve.

The Memphis Grizzlies look solid at the point for this season

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,NBA Blogs by alleyoop on Tuesday 22 September 2009 at 12:09 pm

The Grizzlies will be going with 21-year old Mike Conley as the starter when the season starts but Allen Iverson will be pushing him for the job all year long. Mike Conley played in all 82 games for the Grizzlies last season and he averaged 30.6 minutes, 10.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game. With Conley being more of a shoot first point guard he will likely have a hard time holding Allen Iverson off the whole year. 34-year old Allen Iverson played in 57 games for the Pistons and Nuggets last season and he averaged 36.7 minutes, 17.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game. Iverson has played point guard in the past but he definately is a shoot first player so it’s hard to say if his style will fit in with the Grizzlies. He should also get a lot of playing time at off guard backing up O.J. Mayo. 23-year old Marcus Williams was a first round pick that has fizzled out so far in his career. He played in 9 games with the Warriors last year and he averaged 6.0 minutes, 1.3 points, 0.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. Williams could surprise this season for the Grizzlies but he likely won’t get a lot of playing time unless the team suffers a lot of injures.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE POINT GUARDS IN 2009-2010: C+