Posts Tagged ‘Grind City Media’

Lang’s World: A Quarantine Viewing Guide

I should start by telling you that I have no idea what to tell you. I’m guessing most of you right now are as flummoxed by the state of the world as I am, with COVID-19 running through the land as wild as Hulkamania was back in the ‘80s. There’s no sports. I can’t go…

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MikeCheck: Grizzlies ‘deserve to be here’ positioned for playoffs facing NBA’s toughest closing slate

Facing the NBA’s most brutal schedule the rest of the way, Memphis must brace for a fight to the finish. But if these Grizzlies have proved nothing else as one of the league’s most surprising teams this season, it’s that they pack a tough chin, plenty of punch and a youthful energy that keeps them bouncing back in the face of every challenge.

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Lang’s World: Next Up? Grizz Gaming

We huddled around the table as the clock ticked 10 minutes down to zero, letting us know that the break leading into the third round was almost up. And we weren’t sure exactly what we were going to be able to do. Was our draft plan going to actually work? Would we have to call…

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MikeCheck: Jenkins retraces foundational steps along path to early success as Grizzlies coach

This week, Jenkins and the Grizzlies (28-26) expect to keep building on arguably the league’s most surprising start to the season as they return from the All-Star break to open a four-game road trip. Sitting in the eighth and final playoff spot in the West, Memphis has won 22 of its past 32 games but face one of the NBA’s toughest closing schedules over the final months of the regular season.

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MikeCheck: NBA’s ‘Rising Stars’ game shines global spotlight on Grizzlies’ emerging young core

As two of the most productive rookies in this season’s class, Morant and Clarke will suit up on opposite sides in Friday night’s Rising Stars Challenge. Morant, the No. 2 overall pick in last June’s draft, will push the pace for Team USA. And Clarke, a Canada native selected No. 21 in the first round, will pound the boards and rock the rim for Team World.

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MikeCheck: Drenched in camaraderie, Grizzlies soak up midseason success ahead of tough stretch run

But not even a visionary playmaker like Ja Morant could anticipate the water pressure hitting him as soon as it did – in full uniform no less. Moments after returning to the visiting team’s locker room following a win the other night in Washington, Grizzlies players ambushed Morant and doused him with water bottles to celebrate the rookie’s first career triple-double.

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