How the Memphis Grizzlies can beat the Oklahoma City Thunder

Throughout the regular season of the NBA, almost every team improves in some way, shape, or form. Yet, it is hard to argue against the claim that the Memphis Grizzlies probably improved more than any other team as the season progressed. Halfway into the season, the Grizzlies had a record of 21-20. However, the Grizzlies ended the season with a 50-32 record, meaning they went 29-12...
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Grizzlies Point Guard Nick Calathes Suspended

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Nick Calathes has been suspended 20 games by the NBA for failing a drug test.  This comes as the Grizzlies prepare to face the Oklahoma City Thunder. It is being reported that Calathes failed the test due to tamoxifen being detected in his system. Tamoxifen blocks the flow of estrogen in the body and is used by athletes to mask steroids. The seventh...
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Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes suspended 20 games for banned substance

Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes will be suspended 20 games for testing positive for a banned substance and violating NBA's anti-drug policy, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The banned substance – Tamoxifen – was part of an athletic supplement that Calathes had been using, sources said. NBA lab results found no traces of synthetic testosterone or performance-enhancing...
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Report: Grizzlies' Calathes suspended 20 games

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes will be suspended 20 games for violating the NBA’s Anti-Drug policy. Calathes, averaging 4.9 points and 2.9 assists in 17 minutes per game this season, tested positive for Tamoxifen, which was part of an over-the-counter athletic supplement he had used, according to Yahoo! Sports. The Grizzlies will...
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Report: Grizzlies Nick Calathes Suspended 20 Games

Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Nick Calathes has been suspended 20 games by the NBA for violating the leagues drug policy. Memphis guard Nick Calathes will be suspended 20 games for violation of NBA's Anti-Drug policy, source tells Yahoo. Supension starts now. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 18, 2014 The NBA is expected to announce...
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Thunder won’t sell playoff tickets to Tennessee residents

The Oklahoma City Thunder are doing their best to achieve a homecourt advantage during the NBA playoffs. To that end, they are limiting ticket sales during the playoffs to residents of Oklahoma and a few neighboring states. Those attempting to purchase playoff tickets for Thunder home games are met with the following note: All Sales […]
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Joerger maintains Grizzlies' winning ways in debut coaching season

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Dave Joerger walked into a fire. Bare feet. With lighter fluid leaking from his pockets. But far away from the home tyrants behind the bench yelling about his poor choice of lineups, Joerger finds solace in the fresh air outside his home out in the country. "Chicago at home was tough," Joerger said prior to Thursday's practice at FedExForum. "...
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NBA playoffs: Grizzlies-Thunder preview

MEMPHIS -- Adjusting to Dave Joerger and an array of injuries had Memphis aiming for the eighth seed since the All-Star break. Marc Gasol missed 23 games, Tony Allen 21, Mike Conley a week, Quincy Pondexter was done a week into December. Memphis was the last team in the NBA to clinch a playoff spot, with Monday's win at Phoenix, the fourth of five straight wins. Wednesday'...
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Lucky 7: Grizzlies Defeat Mavs in OT Thriller, 106-105

Marc Gasol took his turn at guarding Dirk Nowitzki. Maybe it helped; maybe not. Dirk scored a game-high 30 points, but Marc put up a nice 19 points & 9 rebounds himself. All photos courtesy of Warren Roseborough. WOW! Sure, the Grizzlies have essentially been playing playoff basketball for the past three months just to get into the NBA Playoffs. Sure, the Phoenix game was high...
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Mavericks settle for 8th seed in loss to Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Mike Conley hit two free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies grabbed the Western Conference's No. 7 seed away from Dallas by edging the Mavericks 106-105 on Wednesday night in the regular season finale. Monta Ellis missed a 17-footer before Conley drew the foul driving to the basket. Dallas had one last shot, but Ellis missed...
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Why the Memphis Grizzlies made the playoffs

With Monday’s win against the Phoenix Suns, the Memphis Grizzlies secured the final spot in the 2014 NBA playoffs. Despite a valiant effort by the Suns to keep their playoff dreams alive, the Grizzlies played stout defense for the better part of the game. The fact that the Grizzlies held the Suns to only 19.2% beyond the arc also played a big role, as the Suns are one of the best...
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Randolph leads Grizzlies to final playoff spot

PHOENIX -- Zach Randolph scored 32 points and the Memphis Grizzlies clinched the final playoff berth in the Western Conference with a 97-91 victory over Phoenix on Monday night that eliminated the Suns from postseason contention. The Grizzlies scored the last six points of an intense fourth quarter. Mike Conley sank a 3-pointer to put Memphis ahead for good 93-91 with 1:08 to play...
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I Still Have No Clue How Zach Randolph Pulled Off This Pass

I was having a very hard time this weekend deciding if this was completely intentional by Zach Randolph this weekend against the Lakers, or not. I came to the verdict that he absolutely meant the pass to end up as a pseudo alley-oop to teammate Nick Calathes. Seriously, if that isn’t in the running for top ten assists of the year something is very wrong. [SB Nation] Article...
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Swaggy P! Nick Young somehow sinks spinning 360 reverse layup (video)

The Los Angeles Lakers played the team’s final home game of a nightmare season on Sunday, hosting the Memphis Grizzlies. While the Lakers, as the team has done a woeful 55 times this season counting Sunday, ultimately came up short, losing to the Grizzlies by a score of 102-90. Nick Young, however, at least gave […] The post Swaggy P! Nick Young somehow sinks spinning 360 reverse...
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Musical Chairs: Grizzlies Win & Move Up To Eighth

For a change, Mike Conley didn’t have to do everything on offense, scoring only 2 points, while dishing 8 assists in 23 minutes. All photos courtesy of Warren Roseborough. The reflexive thought when playing a team that reeled of an NBA-record 26 consecutive losses is to expect the Grizzlies to assert control early, build a 68-point lead and cruise the rest of the way. Especially...
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