Memphis Grizzlies split the PreSeason – Regular Season starts Tonight!

(Photo Credit: Nelson Chenault/USA Today Sports Images)
(Photo Credit: Nelson Chenault/USA Today Sports Images)

(Photo Credit: Nelson Chenault/USA Today Sports Images)

Coming off their best season in franchise history, the Memphis Grizzlies are looking to continue their success of last season. Memphis went 4-4 in the preseason. The Grizzlies lost to the Bulls and Mavericks, then defeated Maccabi Haifa (Israeli Basketball Premier League), Bucks, Magic and Hawks, then lost their final two preseason games to the Raptors and Rockets.

This preseason Memphis has adjusted to new head coach Dave Joerger’s new fast-paced, more movement offense. But never fear, the Grizzlies are still maintaining their signature “Grit and Grind” attitude. The new players (Nick Calathes, Kosta Koufas and Mike Miller) are a welcome addition to the core returning players (Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph, Mike Conley and Tony Allen). Keeping the fast offensive tempo, Calathes has shown great passing ability. Koufas has been a rebounding machine. Miller has been shooting great, especially his three-pointers which the Grizzlies desperately need.

This week Memphis waived Andre Barrett, Melvin Ely, Tony Gaffney and Willie Reed. (And I was really enjoying Reed’s tweets too!) Yesterday the NBA fined Ed Davis $15k for an “excessive foul” against Houston Friday. Davis was ejected from the game after hitting Donatas Motiejunas in the face on a block attempt. Personally, it looked like Davis’s arm just accidentally hit Motiejunas in the face as it was coming down – nothing ‘excessive’ about it.

Tonight the Memphis Grizzlies open their regular season on road in the Western Conference Finals rematch against the San Antonio Spurs. Hopefully this time the Grizzlies defense will do a better job of containing Tony Parker, who averaged 24.5 points and 9.5 assists during the Spurs four-game sweep.

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My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 90 and soon to be 100) U2 shows I have been to ZooTv to 360 and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports: U2, Broncos, Elvis, Grizzlies, LMP, Orioles, NKOTB. Please connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

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