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  • Leonard and Co. carry Spurs past Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- This time, the San Antonio Spurs supplied the help necessary to avoid wasting a big game by Kawhi Leonard. Leonard scored 28 points, Patty Mills added 20 and Tony Parker 16 as the Spurs defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 116-103 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Western..." April 26

  • Grizzlies overcome Leonard to even series with Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Kawhi Leonard was making everything, scoring San Antonio's last 16 points in the fourth quarter and finishing with a career-high 43 points. The Spurs' young star hit 7 of 10 shots from 3-point range, made one-legged, fade-away jumpers and put his team on his back while..." April 23

  • David Fizdale: Taking suggestions on how to guard Kawhi Leonard

    ESPN "Grizzlies coach David Fizdale was quite candid about San Antonio Spurs guard Kawhi Leonard's electric performance in Memphis' 110-108 overtime victory in Game 4 on Saturday. "Honestly, I'm taking suggestions on how to guard Kawhi Leonard," Fizdale said during his postgame news conference. "I've..." April 23

  • Grizzlies finally beat Spurs in postseason

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- For years, Zach Randolph dominated games for the Memphis Grizzlies as a starter. This season, first-year coach David Fizdale asked Randolph to embrace a sixth-man role. The veteran power forward did so, and with good results. However, after the Grizzlies lost the first two..." April 21

  • Zach Randolph expects Gregg Popovich to make adjustments for Game 4

    ESPN "The elevator doors popped open outside the practice court Friday at the FedExForum, and out stepped Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale with power forward Zach Randolph already anticipating San Antonio's next move in this Western Conference best-of-7 series. As Fizdale held open the door,..." April 21

  • Gasol on Fizdale’s rant: “I didn’t get to the free-throw line yet this series.”

    San Antonio Express-News "Pau Gasol responded with some data of his own after he was asked for his reaction on David Fizdale’s rant criticizing the referees following Game 2 of the Spurs’ first-round playoff series against Memphis. “I didn’t get to the free-throw line yet this series,” Gasol said Wednesday. After the..." April 20

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • Mike Conley bought 500 playoff tickets so Grizzlies fans can go to Game 3

    Pro Basketball Talk "Memphis Grizzlies PG Mike Conley is a very rich dude after signing his contract this past summer. He’s also generally a nice guy, and apparently those two things have combined to allow some very lucky fans to attend Game 3 of the playoff series between the Grizzlies and the San Antonio..." April 19

  • Grizzlies coach David Fizdale fined $30,000 following rant

    SI "The NBA fined Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale $30,000 for his criticism of officials after their Game 2 first-round playoff contest against the San Antonio Spurs. Fizdale ripped the officiating in the game calling it "unprofessional" and "unacceptable" and slammed his fist on a table..." April 19

  • Leonard scores 37, Spurs grab 2-0 series lead

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Any time the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies square off, be it the regular season or in the playoffs, there are plenty of fireworks. It took until the second half of the Spurs' 96-82 win over the Grizzlies on Monday in Game 2 of a Western Conference first-round playoff..." April 18

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Grizzlies coach David Fizdale goes off on refs following Game 2 loss

    CBS Sports "Memphis coach David Fizdale went on a rant Monday night following the Grizzlies' loss in Game 2 of their first-round series against the Spurs. After trailing by 25 late in the first half, the Grizzlies cut the deficit to just five points late in the fourth quarter. There was nothing left in..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Grizzlies’ Mike Conley says Game 1 loss to Spurs “felt like a done-for-the-year type of loss”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Spurs defensive strategy in Game 1 against the Grizzlies was clear — stop Mike Conley. From the second quarter on the point guard — From the second quarter on the point guard — a guy who lived up to a huge off-season contract, even if he again didn’t make the All-Star team — saw a steady..." April 17

  • Nine worst NBA free agent signings from last summer

    Sportsnaut "Last summer, the NBA’s salary cap spiked upward in a way we had never seen before. The result was a bevy of contracts that, by previous standards, were enormous. Most look fine now, in accordance with the cap spike, but the bad contracts look much worse than normal. Instead of Allen Crabbe and..." April 17

  • Spurs tame Grizzlies in series opener

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Much has been said and written in the past few years about the demise of venerable point guard Tony Parker and his reduced role in the San Antonio Spurs' continuing success. But it's not quite time to throw out the 16-year veteran with the recycling. When Parker..." April 16

  • Marc Gasol: ‘Stats are killing basketball’

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Grizzlies clinched their seventh straight playoff berth, making their game against the Dallas Mavericks meaningless at 7 tonight in FedExForum. While the Grizzlies have turned the page to their first-round opponent, the San Antonio Spurs, center Marc Gasol took a moment to preach about..." April 15

  • Grizzlies, with eyes on playoffs, fall to Mavs

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A year ago, the Memphis Grizzlies literally limped into the playoffs. So this year, a virtual no-count 100-93 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in the last game of the season wasn't about to bring them down. "In Memphis, it's our time to show what we got," said point guard Mike..." April 13

  • Memphis Grizzlies announce Tony Allen out indefinitely

    NBA.com "The Memphis Grizzlies today announced the following medical update for Grizzlies guard Tony Allen: Grizzlies guard Tony Allen has been diagnosed with a strain of the medial gastrocnemius muscle (calf) in his right leg. " April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Tony Allen’s Future With The Grizzlies Remains Unclear

    Hoops Rumors "Tony Allen is a fan-favorite in Memphis, but since he’ll be a free agent at the end of the season, there’s a chance he finds himself playing for a team other than the Grizzlies next season. “I don’t even want to think about that,” Allen said about the possibility of leaving over the summer (via..." April 11

  • Pistons use big second half to beat Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy knew the playoff-bound Grizzlies were not going to give their starters extended playing time Sunday. And he was aware Memphis' regulars likely would see limited court time in the second half. Still, Van Gundy was impressed with his..." April 09

  • Knicks' Lee calls out Baldwin over half-court shot

    New York Post "As the Knicks were a second away from absorbing their 50th loss of the season Friday night, Grizzlies rookie Wade Baldwin IV added one more grain of salt to the wound. Knicks shooting guard Courtney Lee wasn’t going to let him escape without causing a salty commotion. After first dribbling out..." April 08

  • Tony Allen 'I Wish My Dad Was Like LaVar Ball ... I'd Have Gone #1 In Draft '

    TMZ "NBA player Tony Allen LOVES him some LaVar Ball, like he REALLY loves him ... so much that he tells TMZ Sports he thinks he would've been the first pick in the NBA draft ... had Ball been his dad. We got Tony out in L.A. and when we brought up Ball to him, the former NBA champ couldn't stop..." April 08

  • Grizzlies hold off Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- If Mike Conley had any concerns how his lacerated and swollen right eye would affect his shooting touch, they were quickly dismissed Friday night at FedExForum. Conley scored 31 points as the Memphis Grizzlies clinched the seventh seed in the Western Conference playoffs..." April 07

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Westbrook just misses record as Thunder beat Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook admitted he didn't know in the closing minute of Wednesday night's victory over the Memphis Grizzlies that he needed one rebound to break an NBA record that has stood for 55 years. Then several of the more vocal members of the crowd..." April 06

  • Leonard helps Spurs outlast Grizzlies in OT

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- If nothing else was learned from the San Antonio Spurs' ragged, rugged 95-89 overtime win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night at the AT&T Center, one thing is surely understood -- a seven-game playoff series between the two teams would be a battle. Kawhi Leonard scored..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Lakers catch short-handed Grizzlies off guard

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Memphis guard Tony Allen said the Los Angeles Lakers caught the Grizzlies by surprise Sunday. D'Angelo Russell scored 28 points, and the Lakers ended a four-game skid with a 108-103 victory over the short-handed Grizzlies at Staples Center. Julius Randle collected 18..." April 02

  • Grizzlies nail down playoff spot with win

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- In his 10th NBA season, guard Mike Conley recalls his first few years with the Memphis Grizzlies when the postseason was not an expectation. Times, and expectations, have changed. Behind 28 points from Conley, 22 from Zach Randolph and 21 from Troy Daniels, the..." March 31

  • Grizzlies snap skid with win over Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Asked if he felt he'd have a torrid shooting night following pregame warmups Wednesday night, Mike Conley said he knew more than 24 hours earlier. When the team plane landed in Memphis Tuesday following an 0-4 road trip, he admitted his attention, and focus, was on leading..." March 29

  • Kings pull out one-point win over Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento Kings will be staying home from the playoffs for the 11th straight season, a period during which they haven't cracked .500. But they hardly seem to be playing out the string. "Even though we're not in the playoff race, we're playing like we are in the..." March 28

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Warriors finish off Grizzlies with fourth-quarter spurt

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors would like nothing better than to avoid the Memphis Grizzlies for as long as possible in the upcoming NBA playoffs. Sunday, the two-time defending Western Conference champs took a big step toward assuring they won't be seeking the Grizzlies for a..." March 26

  • Aldridge hits 15,000-point mark as Spurs outlast Memphis

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- If San Antonio is going to make a deep run in the NBA playoffs as expected, LaMarcus Aldridge must assert himself and continue to be a viable go-to scoring threat to complement erstwhile MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard. That formula certainly worked on Thursday as Aldridge poured..." March 24

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Cousins carries Pelicans past Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS --DeMarcus Cousins waited impatiently for a breakout game in his new city, but it all came together Tuesday night for the New Orleans Pelicans center. Cousins scored a game-high 41 points -- his most since arriving from Sacramento in a blockbuster trade after the All-Star break..." March 21

  • Grizzlies pace and space their way past Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The offseason introduction of pace-and-space basketball is complementing the Memphis Grizzlies' traditional grit-and-grind approach. Without the team's newfound reliance on spacing the floor and embracing the 3-point shot, the Grizzlies likely would not have defeated the..." March 19

  • Grizzlies' Chandler Parsons out for the season, will undergo meniscectomy

    CBS Sports "About a week ago, the Memphis Grizzlies announced that Chandler Parsons would be out indefinitely due to a partially torn meniscus in his left knee. Sunday, the worst fears about Parsons’ knee injury were confirmed, as Michael Wallace of Grizzlies.com reported that the Grizzlies’ small forward..." March 19

  • Grizzlies to sign Selden, release Douglas

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies are planning to sign guard Wayne Selden whose ten-day contract with the Pelicans expired overnight, tweets Shams Charania of The Vertical. To make room, the club will waive Toney Douglas. In three games for the Pelicans, all starts, Selden averaged 15.7 minutes and 5.3 points per..." March 18

  • Conley, Gasol help Grizzlies stop Hawks, Schroder

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The primary goal for Memphis on Thursday night was to slow down Atlanta's Dennis Schroder, one of the hottest point guards in the league. That success led to the Grizzlies' third straight win. Memphis veteran Mike Conley won the battle of the point guards against Schroder and..." March 16

  • Conley, Gasol lead Grizzlies over Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol looked as if he might be in for a long night after he missed five of his first six shots Wednesday night. But Gasol refused to hang his head, and his teammates followed his example. The 7-foot-1 Spaniard finished with 27 points, including 19 in..." March 15

  • Vince Carter Says He Would Beat Michael Jordan in Dunk Contest

    SLAM Online "If time travel existed, and both guys were back in their athletic primes, Vince Carter thinks he would defeat Michael Jordan in a dunk contest. Carter concedes that MJ was the better player, but likes his chances in a dunk-off against Jordan or anyone else for that matter. The 40-year-old..." March 15

  • Grizzlies lose Chandler Parsons to torn knee cartilage

    ESPN "Memphis Grizzlies small forward Chandler Parsons will likely undergo season-ending surgery for the third consecutive year, sources told ESPN. The Grizzlies said Monday night that Parsons is out indefinitely with a partial tear of the meniscus in his left knee, which is not the knee he had..." March 14

  • Carter gets a start, helps Grizzlies win

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- It wasn't vintage "Vin-sanity" but it did border on perfection. When the struggling Memphis Grizzlies needed a boost, 40-year-old Vince Carter, one of the game's premier players in his prime, provided one and helped the team snap a season-long five-game losing streak...." March 13

  • Hawks hand Grizzlies fifth straight setback

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale admits he's at a loss to explain the mounting losses. On Saturday night at FedExForum, he had a fifth straight defeat -- a 107-90 loss to the Atlanta Hawks -- to rehash and, somehow, it didn't appear to differ from the previous..." March 12

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