Grizz Nation are you ready? I said are you ready? Memphis picked up an important victory on the road against a championship contender further proving they are up to the challenge of knocking off one of the top seeds in the playoffs.
I was worried about my boys as they had a ridiculously tough 3 game stretch at Boston, at Chicago, and then back home for the Spurs. I felt if they won 1 of those games it would be good enough to hold onto their playoff spot. So far so good. They are now just a 1/2 game back from the Hornets and the 7th seed. They really would be better off staying where they are at though, as they match up much better with San Antonio then they do the Lakers. Tim Duncan is gonna be hobbling into the playoffs giving them an even better chance. Unfortunately the Grizzlies are a better team then the Hornets and will probably catch them and give them the almost impossible task of defeating the 2 time defending champs.
Memphis got some big minutes out of Leon Powe, who played on the 2008 title winning Celtics team. The other former Celtic, Tony Allen, had another solid all-around effort in beating his former team. I know you won’t believe this buy O.J. Mayo has been playing extremely well the last two games. He is the best shooter they have and he has been talking advantage of his increased minutes as of late.
I’m guessing Mayo is getting more minutes now that it’s official Rudy Gay is not coming back this year. They need another scorer so they are working him back into the rotation.
Nobody had a huge game for the Grizz but they had 6 players in double figures and played smothering defense on last season’s eastern conference champions.
After getting a big win this is what we, fans of the Grizz, call party time. If your not getting the references to “The Break-Up” your not winning in life right now. That movie is classic and needs to be appreciated. It is one of Vince Vaughn’s top 3 performances easily, maybe number 1. For some strange reasons there are no clips of this movie on youtube. This needs to be changed for the betterment of us all.
I’ll check back in after the Chicago game. For any of you die hard NBA fans, there is a great article, comparing the 2000 and 2006 drafts. Check it out if you want to go on a quest for knowledge. Draft blog
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Written by LT Murray
LT hails from the city of Lakewood, Wa. He now lives in San Diego and is a writer for several websites. He loves when people comment on his posts. He is the official Memphis Grizzlies writer/blogger.