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Grizzlies 2020 playoff preview: Ja-mmed road ahead

Jun 28, 2020 - 6:55 PM

For teams up there, it’s foolish to overlook the Memphis Grizzlies’ young guns led by top rookie Ja Morant

THE FUTURE. Top rookie contender Ja Morant gives the Grizzlies a lot to look forward to. Photo from Memphis Grizzlies

Jazz plane used by Magic, Grizzlies before Gobert virus news

Mar 12, 2020 - 2:35 PM

The Grizzlies and Magic are placed under monitoring after boarding the plane that also carried COVID-19 positive player Rudy Gobert

PRECAUTION. Memphis players like (from left) Ja Morant, Marko Guduric, Dillon Brooks need to self-quarantine. Photo by Brandon Dill/Getty Images/AFP

Grizzlies 'got a great one' in Ja Morant – LeBron

Mar 02, 2020 - 2:59 PM

Ja Morant and the Grizzlies shock LeBron James and the Lakers in what may also have been a Western Conference playoff preview

YOUNG GUN. Ja Morant is one of the frontrunners for the NBA Rookie of the Year award. Photo from Instagram/@memgrizz

Rookie Morant shines as Grizzlies shock Lakers

Mar 01, 2020 - 1:40 PM

'They came out and played with a sense of desperation,' Lakers star Anthony Davis says of the Grizzlies, who are hanging on to the last West playoff spot

SHOWSTOPPER. Memphis rookie Ja Morant stuns the Lakers. Photo from Memphis Grizzlies

Luka, Mavs manhandle Warriors; Grizzlies blast Rockets

Jan 15, 2020 - 5:55 PM

The once-mighty Warriors fall to Luka Doncic and the Mavericks, while Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant sizzles against the Rockets

HOT. Luka Doncic sustains his stellar play for the Mavericks. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Lowly Grizzlies humble lackluster Clippers

Jan 05, 2020 - 12:19 PM

The Grizzlies produce their highest-scoring game of the season in a 26-point romp of the Western Conference-contending Clippers

GUNNER. Jae Crowder topscores for the Grizzlies. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Lakers eke out win over Grizzlies; Spurs halt skid

Nov 24, 2019 - 3:59 PM

LeBron James and Anthony Davis team up for 52 points as the Lakers streak to their seventh straight victory

COMEBACK. LeBron James and the Lakers turn the game around just in time. Photo from LA Lakers

Grizzlies trade Mike Conley to Jazz for 3 players, 2 picks

Jun 20, 2019 - 12:21 PM

The grizzled point guard bids farewell to the team that drafted him in 2007

ON TO THE NEXT. Mike Conley will play for another team in the next NBA season after 12 years with the Memphis Grizzlies. Photo from Memphis Grizzlies' Twitter account (@memgrizz)

Grizzlies fire coach Bickerstaff

Apr 12, 2019 - 9:20 AM

Under coach JB Bickerstaff, the Memphis Grizzlies miss the NBA playoffs for the second straight season

SHAKEUP. Memphis says it needs a ‘fresh approach’ as the Grizzlies relieve coach JB Bickerstaff and demote two other officials. Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets thump Clippers; Blazers up

Apr 04, 2019 - 5:00 PM

James Harden and Chris Paul team up for 60 points as the Rockets keep hold of the 3rd spot with a win over the Clippers

KEY STRETCH. Chris Paul and James Harden fuel the Rockets’ playoff push for a top 3 berth. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP

Near-perfect Durant, Curry tow Warriors past Grizzlies

Mar 28, 2019 - 11:03 AM

Kevin Durant misses only one shot all night and Steph Curry sizzles anew as the Warriors stay on top of the West

UNSTOPPABLE. Kevin Durant flashes one of his best shooting performances. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

New Grizzly leads Memphis' upset on Westbrook's Thunder

Mar 26, 2019 - 12:15 PM

Despite being eliminated from playoff contention, Memphis manages to act as a spoiler against Oklahoma

BREAKOUT GAME. Bruno Caboclo notches a career-high of 24 points over Oklahoma City Thunder. Photo from Bruno Caboclo's Instagram (@brunofive)

Grizzlies to retire Marc Gasol's jersey No. 33

Feb 09, 2019 - 2:21 PM

The Spanish 7-footer gets traded to the Toronto Raptors but the Memphis Grizzlies plan to honor him for being the team pillar for 11 seasons

DEDICATED. The Grizzlies thank Marc Gasol for doing ‘more than just basketball’ for Memphis. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Westbrook passes Jordan's triple-double streak as Thunder cruise

Feb 08, 2019 - 11:49 AM

Oklahoma City makes easy work of Memphis with the former league MVP on track of tying Wilt Chamberlain for longest triple-double streak

TRIPLE-DOUBLE VIRTUOSO. Russell Westbrook stuffs the stat sheet again for the Thunder. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Thrown in trade talks, Marc Gasol looks back on his Grizzlies stint

Feb 07, 2019 - 7:09 PM

The Grizzlies find themselves at a crossroad of whether to build for the future or maintain their core with Marc Gasol

GRATEFUL. Marc Gasol says his decade-long journey with the Grizzlies has been positive. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Embiid's 37 not enough as Raptors tear down Sixers

Feb 06, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Amid reports that Toronto has offered Kyle Lowry to the Grizzlies, the All-Star point guard helps tow the Raptors past the Sixers

FOCUSED. Kyle Lowry brushes off speculations and drains 20 points as the Raptors outlast the Sixers. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Defense propels Hornets in grind-out win vs slumping Grizzlies

Feb 02, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Tony Parker reaches a career-milestone, tallying 7,000 career assists in the Hornets' win over the Grizzlies

RECORD NIGHT. Tony Parker hits a career-milestone while backstopping Hornets star Kemba Walker. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Towns hits buzzer-beater, lifts Wolves past Grizzlies in OT

Jan 31, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Saddled by early foul trouble, Karl-Anthony Towns finds himself in the right place at the right time in the dying seconds

CLUTCH. Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves deal the Grizzlies another heartbreaker. Photo from Minnesota Timberwolves Twitter

Irving's 38 points propel Celtics past Grizzlies

Jan 19, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Kyrie Irving continues to show his leadership on the court

FLOOR GENERAL. Kyrie Irving averages 32.5 points on a 62.5% shooting in his last two games. Photo from NBA

Harden eclipses Kobe's scoring streak as Rockets down Grizzlies

Jan 15, 2019 - 11:57 AM

The reigning league MVP reaches the 30-point mark for the 17th straight time to hold the record for most consecutive 30-point games since the NBA/ABA merger

SCORING MACHINE. James Harden toys with the Grizzlies by dropping 36 first-half points. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Bulls send Holiday to struggling Grizzlies

Jan 05, 2019 - 9:32 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies hope to pump life into their campaign by getting Justin Holiday from the Chicago Bulls for Brooks, Selden, and two draft picks

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - NOVEMBER 26: Justin Holiday #7 of the Chicago Bulls drives past Marco Belinelli #18 of the San Antonio Spurs at the United Center on November 26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Red-hot Harden lifts Rockets, Westbrook bounces back

Jan 01, 2019 - 1:42 PM

MVP James Harden joins Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant as the only NBA players in the last 30 years to score at least 400 points in a 10-game span

Durant, Curry lead Warriors over Grizzlies

Dec 18, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Stephen Curry eclipses his 15,000 career points, becoming the 5th player in Warriors franchise history to reach the milestone

MILESTONE. Steph Curry eclipses his 15,000 career points in the regular season record with a win over Memphis. Photo from NBA Twitter

Pistons roll to snap Celtics' streak

Dec 16, 2018 - 3:20 PM

The Detroit Pistons halt the Boston Celtics' league-leading winning streak to 8 games

BACK AT IT. Blake Griffin and the Pistons clip the Celtics to arrest their own six-game skid. Photo from NBA

Grizzlies sign veteran forward Joakim Noah

Dec 05, 2018 - 10:46 AM

After a tumultuous stint with the New York Knicks, Joakim Noah feels ‘blessed’ that the Memphis Grizzlies gave him a chance

GRATEFUL. After a tumultuous stint with the Knicks, Joakim Noah feels ‘blessed’ that the Grizzlies gave him a chance. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi dominates as Raptors outgun Wizards

Nov 24, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The Raptors roar to their fourth straight triumph for a 16-4 card – a franchise record for wins in the first 20 games

ON FIRE. Kawhi Leonard finishes just an assist-shy of a triple-double to power the Raptors. Photo from NBA

Grizzlies Green undergoes surgery for busted jaw

Oct 21, 2018 - 11:22 AM

Memphis forward JaMychal Green will be out for a month

INJURED. JaMychal Green averaged 10.3 points and 8.4 rebounds for the Grizzlies last season. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Struggling Knicks tap ex-Grizzlies coach Fizdale

May 08, 2018 - 9:27 AM

Fired by Memphis last November, David Fizdale takes another 'enormous responsibility' with the New York Knicks

NEW HOPE. Coach David Fizdale succeeds Jeff Hornacek, who got sacked last month after the Knicks finished with an embarrassing 29-53 record. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook averages triple-double for second straight season

Apr 12, 2018 - 2:32 PM

Westbrook earns his 16th rebound with 9 minutes left in the 3rd to become the first NBA player who averages a triple double in multiple seasons

RECORD. Russell Westbrook continues to average a triple double this season. File photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Kemba Walker's 46 leads record Charlotte Hornets rout of Memphis Grizzlies

Mar 23, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The 61-point winning margin is the largest in any NBA game since 1998 and marks only the 6th time in league history a team wins by 60 or more points

SIZZLING. In this file photo, Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets reacts after a play against the Detroit Pistonsat Spectrum Center. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty

Celtics pull away late in win over Timberwolves

Jan 06, 2018 - 3:50 PM

'Tonight was one of those games where every last one of us from the starters to the guys coming in off the bench were ready,' says Marcus Smart

BENCH POINTS. Celtics reserves Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier combines for 32 points that helped the Celtics overcome the Timberwolves. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Steph Curry sinks 10 3-pointers in first game back from injury

Dec 31, 2017 - 1:39 PM

Curry makes up for missed time as the Golden State Warriors defeat the Memphis Grizzlies

BACK WITH A VENGEANCE. Stephen Curry scores 38 points in less than 26 minutes on the court, shooting 13-of-17 from the field. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Suns beat Grizzlies on Tyson Chandler's game-winning alley oop

Dec 27, 2017 - 1:31 PM

Chandler throws down a monster dunk at the buzzer to give Phoenix the victory

THROW IT DOWN. Tyson Chandler wins the game for Phoenix with as dominant a play as could be drawn up. File photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Memphis Grizzlies star Marc Gasol denies hand in coach firing

Nov 29, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Memphis general manager Chris Wallace says the firing of David Fizdale was due to the Grizzlies being underachievers and not related to any rift between Fizdale and Marc Gasol

MEMPHIS, TN - OCTOBER 26: Marc Gasol #33 of the Memphis Grizzlies drives to the floor for a loose ball against Wesley Matthews #23 of the Dallas Mavericks at the FedEx Forum on October 26, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. The Grizzlies defeated the Mavericks 96-91. Wesley Hitt/Getty Images/AFP

Struggling Memphis Grizzlies fire head coach Fizdale

Nov 28, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Memphis fires David Fizdale as it is in the midst of an eight-game NBA losing streak and holds a 7-12 record this season after making the playoffs last season

FIRED. Head coach David Fizdale of the Memphis Grizzlies during their game against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Grizzlies' balanced scoring bests Clippers for 6th win

Nov 05, 2017 - 12:38 PM

The Grizzlies win their 6th match of the season at the expense of the Clips

BALANCED SCORING. Mike Conley topscores for the Grizzlies and is one of the 7 players who contributed double digits. File photo by Getty Images/AFP

Warriors come unglued, Cavs look flat against Magic

Oct 22, 2017 - 2:08 PM

This is the first time that Steph Curry was thrown out of a regular season game

DOUBLE DIGIT LOSSES. The Warriors are now on 1-2 record, while the Cavs earn their first loss of the season. File photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Chalmers returns to Grizzlies after missing a season with injury

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:46 PM

Mario Chalmers had been out of action since tearing his right Achille tendon in March of 2016

GRIZZLED. Mario Chalmers has reportedly signed a one-year deal to return to the Grizzlies. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

At 40, Vince Carter aims to keep playing

May 01, 2017 - 12:47 PM

Carter tells specialist internet site RealGM com that he feels better now than he did when he was 25

KEEP PLAYING. Vince Carter has not lost his appetite for basketball and intends to keep on playing. File photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs are too much for Grizzlies, advance to meet the Rockets

Apr 28, 2017 - 2:23 PM

San Antonio finishes off Memphis in Game 6 to book a second round showdown with the James Harden and the Houston Rockets

ON TO THE NEXT. Kawhi Leonard scores 29 while Tony Parker delivers a masterpiece shooting performance for 27 points in the series clinching win. File photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

Spurs, Jazz close in on second round berths

Apr 26, 2017 - 6:59 PM

The Spurs bounce back from a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Grizzlies while the Jazz escape the Clippers

ONE MORE WIN. Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs are a win away from the second round. File Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Gasol's game-winning floater sinks Spurs in overtime

Apr 23, 2017 - 1:28 PM

Grizzlies even the series at 2 2 as Marc Gasol hits the game winner with 0 7 remaining in overtime

LATE HEROICS. The Grizzlies overcame Kawhi Leonard's explosive scoring outburst to win Game 4. File photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

Leonard ties career playoff high as Spurs take Game 1

Apr 16, 2017 - 2:51 PM

Also Jazz beat Clippers at the buzzer to take 1 0 lead

SCORING THREAT. Kawhi Leonard shows his leadership qualities in a blowout win to open the playoffs. File photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

Westbrook scores 45 but falls one rebound short of triple-double record

Apr 06, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Westbrook remains tied with Oscar Robertson for triple doubles in a single season as the Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzlies

CLOSING IN. Russell Westbrook now has 4 games remaining to move past a tie with Oscar Robertson for most triple-doubles in a single season. File photo by EPA/TYLER SMITH

Celtics cool off Heat, join Cavs atop East

Mar 27, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The Celtics fourth straight victory gave them one more win than the Cavs – who fell to the Washington Wizards on Saturday

LEADERS. Jae Crowder (L) of the Celtics and Isaiah Thomas, seen here on March 20, lead Boston with 25 and 30 points, respectively, in a win over the Miami Heat. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs down Grizzlies to gain ground on Warriors lead

Mar 24, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The San Antonio Spurs move within two games of the NBA leading Golden State Warriors record

SCORING TOUCH. LaMarcus Aldridge sprinkles 23 points on the Memphis Grizzlies in a home victory, cracking the 15,000 point barrier in the process. File photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

Nerlens Noel out of Mavs' doghouse after rocky arrival

Mar 04, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Two days after being benched for what would have been his first game with Dallas Noel has his new coach singing his praises

NEW GUY. Nerlens Noel was benched for missing the team plane to Atlanta. He redeemed himself with a 15 point, 17 rebound performance in a win over Memphis. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Draymond Green makes history: first triple-double without double-digit points

Feb 11, 2017 - 2:27 PM

Draymond Green scores just 4 points but makes NBA history with 12 rebounds 10 assists and 10 steals as the Warriors beat the Grizzlies

VERSATILE PLAYER. Draymond Green shows the value of doing other things on the court besides scoring, making history in the process. File photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook bounces back with another triple-double, leads Thunder to win

Feb 04, 2017 - 4:32 PM

Westbrook compiles a 38 12 13 statline to lead the Thunder s charge

BALLING OUT. Russell Westbrook scored 12 of his points in the final 96 seconds to seal a victory for the Thunder. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Vince Carter hits 360 layup a day before 40th birthday

Jan 26, 2017 - 6:13 PM

Vince Carter is forever young

VINSANITY. Vince Carter showed he can still rise to the occasion under the rim. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP