Sunday, February 20, 2005

Grizzlies vs. Celtics

In an unbelievably close game, the Boston Celtics took the victory from the Memphis Grizzlies in a score of 90-88. With 3.9 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Ricky Davis nailed a jump shot to seal the deal.

"The (play) was pretty much just get it in and get that handoff to Paul Pierce and let him got to work, but Shane Battier was kind of overplaying him and I couldn't hand it off to him, so I just took it and went to work myself. I saw Miller on me, so that's an obvious mismatch. I just wanted to go at him and make the shot."
-Ricky Davis

Mike Miller made a critical 3-pointer to help the Grizzlies advance to a tie. But, when it came down to it, he couldn’t force the ball to go in again.

Stromile Swift scored 19 points for the Grizzlies but had to leave during the third quarter due to a sprained ankle. This adds to the Grizzlies injury list already having both forwards Pau Gasol and James Posey out with injuries.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Grizzlies vs. Sixers

Memphis came out with a victory on a game where either team could have seized the edge at the end. This did not happen for the Sixers. Allen Iverson, who was just getting over the flu, had an immaculate game. He led scoring with 38 points and 10 assists. But, the Grizzlies still came out on top.

"I thought we wasted a great effort by Allen Iverson. I thought he was absolutely terrific. He showed a lot of guts coming back from the flu. Thirty-eight points and 10 assists was a brilliant performance by him. It's sad that we couldn't pull the game out."
-76ers coach Jim O'Brien

Dahntay Jones led the Grizzlies with a career high scoring game of 23 points. Of their last six games, the Grizzlies have won five overall; making a record of seven of nine on the road. Swift also scored 17 points.