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Recap: Washington Wizards beat the Memphis Grizzlies, 93-87

December 14th, 2017

Memphis sans Tyreke Evans loses their 16th of 17 games to John Wall, Washington Wizards The Memphis Grizzlies took a one-game road trip to face the Washington Wizards and fell 87-93, ensuring their 5th loss in a row. Andrew Harrison led the Grizzlies in scoring with 20 points, 1 short of his career-high, during their 16th loss in the past 17 games. The loss drops Memphis to 8-20. From the start, Memphis looked outclassed and outmatched. The Grizzlies have been without Mike Conley for quite some time, but Tyreke Evans sat Wednesday night to alleviate hip soreness. Without their two primary conductors,... Read More

Five Questions with Bullets Forever

December 13th, 2017

As the Grizzlies get back in action against the Wizards, our Five Questions series returns. Welp, the Grizzlies are still losing, and winning doesn’t get any easier tonight, as the Grizzlies will face a Wizards team that should be getting their star point guard, John Wall, back from injury. To get you ready for what will likely be a continuation of the dark despair that has been the Grizzlies’ skid, we spoke with Jake Whitacre, the Site Manager at SB Nation’s Bullets Forever and pun aficionado. Here’s what he had to say. 1. There have been reports that John Wall will return to action... Read More

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Washington Wizards Game Preview

December 13th, 2017

The Grizzlies travel up to D.C. to take on John Wall and the Wizards WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (8-19, 3-8 away) vs. Washington Wizards (14-13, 6-5 home) WHERE: Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. WHEN: 6:00 PM CT HOW TO WATCH: Fox Sports Southeast/ 92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT- MEMPHIS- Mike Conley (Out, Left Achilles), Wayne Selden Jr. (Out, Right Quad), Brandan Wright (Right Groin) WASHINGTON- John Wall (Probable, Knee Discomfort) PROBABLE STARTERS- MEMPHIS- Andrew Harrison, Tyreke Evans, Dillon Brooks, JaMychal Green, Marc Gasol WASHINGTON- John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter Jr., Markiff... Read More

Who are the Memphis Grizzlies?

December 12th, 2017

Blown leads and unpredictable basketball have Grizzlies fans just…confused. Life is hard for Memphis fans. We haven’t had to learn to love losing for a very long time, seven seasons to be exact. It’s weird isn’t it? Alas, here we are. The Grizzlies are 8-18 and 1-14 in the last 15 games. There are some interesting storylines that the Memphis community are growing to expect: injury problems as always, blown leads, and hard-to-watch basketball, just to name a few. After researching the ominous trend of blown leads, there is a serious problem in Memphis. Our very own Joe Mullinax wrote... Read More

Report Card: Offensive woes doom Grizzlies against Heat

December 12th, 2017

Miami scores 37 in the fourth to crush the Grizz at home This was a game that Memphis desperately needed a win. The final game of a three night home stand was the perfect opportunity to get a win before hitting the road to face the Wizards. What we got instead was a less-than inspired effort from our beloved Beale Street Bears. At one point holding a seven point lead, the Grizz looked sharp. They were active on defense and executing on the offensive end. It looked like they were ready to take hold of the game, but they were never able to control the game. Miami slowly battled back by clamping... Read More

Game Recap: Memphis falls to Miami, 107-82

December 12th, 2017

The losing continues, again. The Grizzlies lost again. This time to the Miami Heat, 107-82. For as much talk about how weak the Eastern Conference is supposed to be, Memphis is 0-8 this year against the East. If you watched this game, I’m sorry. The Grizzlies rapidly self-destructed after winning the first quarter. Turnovers and slow offensive kept Memphis from establishing any sort of flow on either end. Miami was missing Hassan Whiteside, but that didn’t stop the Heat from putting up triple figures, scoring 37 points in the fourth courter. Four Grizzlies scored in double figures with Marc... Read More

Why the Grizzlies struggle after halftime

December 11th, 2017

You don’t know the half of it. At halftime of the Memphis Grizzlies latest game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the good guys were up double-digits on Russell Westbrook and company 57-46. The Grizzlies somehow lost that game. The contest before that one, Memphis was up on the Toronto Raptors 62-57 at the half. Toronto went on to outscore the Grizzlies by 14 in the second half and win that game 116-107. Up and down the Grizzlies schedule, you see multiple examples of these types of situations. Memphis either being up, or being tied, with an opponent at the half and going on to lose those games.... Read More

The Week-side Help: Week 8 – Now What?

December 11th, 2017

Memphis snaps an 11 game skid, then falls back into their old ways in this edition of The Week-side Help Week 8 Results Minnesota Timberwolves 92 @ Memphis Grizzlies 95 (8-15) Recap | Box Score Memphis Grizzlies 88 (8-16) @ New York Knicks 99 Recap | Box Score Toronto Raptors 116 @ Memphis Grizzlies 107 (8-17) Recap | Box Score Oklahoma City Thunder 102 @ Memphis Grizzlies 101 (OT) (8-18) Recap | Box Score Week 8 Storylines -Memphis won a basketball game. -Just one, though. Week 8 Thoughts -Fun fact: that win on Monday was the first win for the Memphis Grizzlies since 2010. -Even though Memphis... Read More

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Miami Heat Game Preview

December 11th, 2017

The Grizzlies look to end this new losing streak early. WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (8-18, 5-10 home) vs. Miami Heat (12-13, 7-7 road) WHEN: 7:00 CT WHERE: FedExForum in Memphis, TN HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: FOX Sports Southeast/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS- Mike Conley (Out, Achilles), Wayne Selden Jr. (Out, Quad), Brandan Wright (Out, Groin) MIAMI- Hassan Whiteside (Out, Knee) PROJECTED STARTERS- Memphis- Tyreke Evans, Andrew Harrison, Dillon Brooks, JaMychal Green, Marc Gasol Miami- Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters, Josh Richardson, James Johnson, Kelly Olynyk The Memphis Grizzlies will face... Read More

Recap: Memphis Hustle vs. Oklahoma City Blue

December 11th, 2017

Blue defeat Hustle as comeback attempt falls short. The Hustle played their second game against the Oklahoma City Blue in less than a week. The Hustle were shorthanded playing without Jeremy Morgan, Austin Nichols and Shaquille Thomas due to injury. In the second game of a back-to-back, the Hustle were facing a daunting task. First Quarter Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports It was an ugly start to the first quarter as the Blue made four 3 pointers and the Hustle defense was nearly non-existent. The Hustle didn’t do themselves any favors on the offensive end, forcing 3’s and turning... Read More