TAG: Memphis Grizzlies

NBA / Mar 13, 2014 / 12:01 am

Video: Mike Conley Hits The Game-Winning Floater

Mike Conley, Anthony Davis

Mike Conley, Anthony Davis (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

It might seem like Money Mike Conley has seen his production slip this season as the Grizzlies dropped back of the first tier pack in the Western Conference after reaching the Conference Finals for the first time in history last season. But his PER is at an all-time high through the first three quarters of the season and he kept the Grizzlies within striking distance of a playoff berth out west after Marc Gasol went down early in the year. On Wednesday night, Conley sank a game-winning floater against the Pelicans to give the Grizzlies their fourth straight win. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 6, 2014 / 2:07 am

Andray Blatche With The Steal, Spin, Eurostep & The Finger Roll

Andray Blatche, Kosta Koufos

Andray Blatche, Kosta Koufos (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

He’s the Blatcheman, Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop. Sorry, but that’s what we were hearing in our head when the Lazarus of Brooklyn (not Bethany), Andray Blatche, performed a minor miracle in Brooklyn Wednesday night. The 6-11 forward/center is as agile on his feet as he is while dancing, and he showed it all off in a thrilling sequence during Brooklyn’s win to get over .500 on the year. Read More »

NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 11:45 am

Who’s In? Who’s Out? Breaking Down The Western Conference Playoff Race

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA’s Western Conference is stacked with teams that have a chance to make a deep playoff run, but only one team can represent the West in the NBA Finals. The NCAA Tournament is right around the corner for all the college fans, but the NBA might have it’s own version with four teams fighting for the final three playoff spots in the West. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 22, 2014 / 12:34 am

Video: James Johnson Self Alley-Oop Off The Glass

James Johnson, Matt Barnes

James Johnson, Matt Barnes (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)

We saw Draymond Green inadvertently do this for himself two nights ago with the Rockets at Oracle, and Larry Bird used to do it all the time when he ran into traffic in the lane. That’s forgetting to mention T-Mac‘s iteration on the break during the 2002 All-Star game. But Grizzlies athletic forward James Johnson might be the first one we’ve seen do it in a regular season game in the half-court that finished with a flush. Against the Clippers Friday night, Johnson knowingly tossed himself an alley-oop off the backboard for the two-handed smash. Read More »

NBA / Feb 20, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 15 Most Lopsided Trades In NBA History

Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson (photo. Zach Wolfe)

The trade deadline truly brings out the worst in desperate franchises looking to make a hasty deal. The main facilitator behind huge deals made at the deadline is the fact that the main player the deal is surrounding may leave during free agency, leaving the team he plays for with nothing other than an open roster spot. Rather than risk that, teams will instead pull the trigger and trade their star player for what usually turns out to be a couple of draft picks, aging veterans or unproven players. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 19, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: Marc Gasol No-Look Wrap-Around To Z-Bo

Marc Gasol, Tyson Chandler, Zach Randolph

Marc Gasol, Tyson Chandler, Zach Randolph (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)

The Grizzlies defeated the visiting Knicks last night, 98-93, and it was a close game between two teams that need to turn things around in the second half of the season if they’re going to have any chance of making the playoffs this year. The Grizzlies have answered the call to improve, recently, going 15-4 since Marc Gasol returned from a sprained MCL. The 2013 DPOY showed off more than just his defensive acumen against the Knicks, though. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 9, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Video: Dion Waiters’ Game-Sealing Overtime Slam

Zach Randolph, Dion Waiters

Zach Randolph, Dion Waiters (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

We already showed you Kyrie Irving‘s layup to tie the game against the Grizzlies on Sunday night. But in overtime, it was backcourt mate Dion Waiters who sealed the game for a Cavs team that sorely needed a win. Watch the former Syracuse guard explode to the rim and jam it over Zach Randolph to put the game out of reach for the Grizz. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 9, 2014 / 9:44 pm

Video: Kyrie Irving’s Acrobatic Game-Tying Layup

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

A chaotic game in Cleveland headed to overtime thanks to a twisting layup from Kyrie Irving inside of 20 seconds to play. After a quick pass from Anderson Varejao to Irving caught the Grizzlies late getting back in transition, Kyrie drove hard to the hoop and hit a twirling layup, plus the foul, to knot the score at 78. Check out the incredible layup after the jump. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 1, 2014 / 3:00 am

Video: Kevin Martin With The Facial On Tayshaun Prince

Kevin Martin, Courtney Lee

Kevin Martin, Courtney Lee (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports)

When you think of Kevin Martin, you think of his odd slanted shooting motion, and the gaggle of free throws he used to draw as the primary scoring option for the Kings and the Rockets. Or you think of how lopsided the James Harden trade worked out for Houston (sorry K-Mart, but it’s true). But you also think of three-pointers because, despite the awkward form, he’s hit them at better than 38 percent for his career. So his two-handed slam in the mug of Tayshaun Prince on Friday night might make you re-evaluate his athleticism. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 29, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Video: The Amazing James Johnson & His Putback Slam

James Johnson, Mo Williams

James Johnson, Mo Williams (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

Grizzlies power forward James Johnson has been astounding for Memphis since getting called up from the D-League Rio Grande Valley Vipers in December. The former No. 16 pick by the Bulls in 2009 had floated around the fringes of the league since disappointing in Chicago, but he’s got the highest net rating for any Grizzlies player that’s logged more than 500 minutes. His putback dunk on the Blazers illustrates what an intriguing player he’s become for Memphis. Read More »