Thursday, March 24, 2005

Grizzlin


As of now, the Memphis Grizzlies are still stuck in the 7th position in the playoff run. Their record is 38-28 and places the Grizzlies only about 3 games behind the Rockets. Out of the last 10 games, Memphis has racked up 7 wins and only 3 losses; matching the record of the Rockets and the Cavaliers for the last 10 games.

The battle is getting furious. All the top teams are playing to their potential and trying to move around in the order. Only the Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs have a clinched Playoff berth.

In their last game, the Grizzlies lost to the Phoenix Suns in a very close game. The score came out to 97-91. The Suns will be the Grizzlies first-round opponents in the Standings hold.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Grizzlie Women

-from the official site of the Memphis Grizzlies

The Grizzlies players aren't the only athletes on the court at FedExForum. With their fast-paced dance moves and exciting routines, the Grizzlies Dance Team rocks FedExForum at every home game. Throughout the season, these dancers entertain arena audiences with high-energy dance routines that keep the crowd excited during timeouts, between quarters and selected half-time intermissions.

Away from the arena, the dancers add a special touch to Grizzlies community and special events with their infectious personalities and ability to make every Memphian feel like part of the Grizzlies family. Choreographer Kathalene Taylor, a native Memphian, has guided the team with a wealth of experience in coaching, teaching and choreographing dance routines from across the US and Europe.

This group of dancers not only wows the crowd with their dancing skills, they also wear the hottest outfits in the NBA!

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Grizzlies take down Hornets

- from FOXSports.com

Posey scored 20 points and Earl Watson 16 as Memphis emerged with an 88-82 triumph Wednesday night.

"I was trying to stay positive with my shot selection. I tried to take a lot of easy shots," Posey said. "You know it's about rhythm, and that is something I had tonight."

Watson scored seven of his points late in the fourth quarter, hitting a 3-pointer for the 12th and final lead change of a tight final period. He followed that with a long jumper that made it 84-80 with under two minutes remaining.

"He hit some tough shots - one jumper over me - so I give him a lot of credit because he stepped up and got it done," said Hornets forward P.J. Brown, who had 14 points and 13 rebounds.

Brian Cardinal added 14 points and Lorenzen Wright 11 for the Grizzlies, who played more than half the game without Mike Miller, who was in foul trouble.

The Grizzlies also were without Jason Williams (right ankle), Stromile Swift (left ankle), Bonzi Wells (back) and Pau Gasol (left foot).

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Grizzlies play Jazz

Miller had a great game to assist the Memphis Grizzlies in their 94-82 victory over the Utah Jazz. This was the first season series sweep over Utah in franchise history for Memphis. Miller scored 11 of his 24 points in the third quarter. Memphis was shooting 80 percent during the final quarter.

"It's big. The Jazz are always a tough team to beat, especially here. (But) every game is crucial right now with the race we're in. We need to keep hoarding these wins."
- Shane Battier

As of now, the Grizzlies are in the #7 slot barely behind the Houston Rockets. With each win, they give more of a present force that they will not be giving up their slot in the Southwest Division.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Grizzlies take down Raptors

In a career-high scoring game for Shane Battier, the Memphis Grizzlies took down the Toronto Raptors with a score of 86-75. This makes win #33 for the Grizzlies. Not only did it make a career-high scoring game for Battier, but it also gave the 600th coaching victory for Mike Fratello.

"I would like to thank my assistants because I asked them three or four times to take Shane out to get him a breather. Thank them for me not taking him out. They said, 'He has it going and we have to ride him.' But to be completely honest with you, the only thing I was worried about tonight was getting win No. 33 (of the season). All of that other stuff is secondary."
- Mike Fratello

Battier scored 33 points, overlapping his last high-scoring game of 25 points against Golden State.