Sports.ws Game Report
[MEMPHIS] — The Memphis Grizzlies played host to the Orlando Magic last night and the hometown crowd got exactly what they paid for in the form of a hard-fought 95 to 94 Grizz victory. The win bumps Memphis's record up to 12-8 on the season, while the loss drags Orlando's down to 7-12. Though a win's a win and Grizzlies fans will settle for whatever they can get their hands on, there's plenty of room for improvement in the future. Games likes these are essential for any team with bigger aspirations.
While there were no historic individual performances to speak of, Marc Gasol's 25 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 blocks and 1 steals in 32 minutes will serve fantasy owners well. Ask anybody, however - Gasol included - and the most important part is that the Grizzlies walked away with the W. Each win adds up over the course of the season with the end goal being far more satisfying than a Tweetable stat line.
Though not quite able to steal the show, Nikola Vucevic did a fine job leading his ultimately unsuccessful Magic. Vucevic's 18 points, 11 rebounds and 0 assists were one bright spot for the team that spun out in the matchup.
Memphis's offensive contributions were complemented from a decent showing on the defensive end of the ball. While they didn't exactly shut down the visiting Magic, they did limit them to a point total in line with their season average. Not every performance can be a home run, so the Grizz will settle for the upper hand in this one.
Up next for the reeling Grizz will be a date with the Orlando Magic while the visiting Magic will look to bounce back in a matchup with the Washington Wizards.
Gasol 44.5 FP
Vucevic 41.5 FP
Ibaka 33.5 FP
|Chris Reichert on Vince Hunter|
The Memphis Grizzlies announced they signed Vince Hunter today
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|Adi Joseph on Mario Chalmers|
@HPbasketball so who is Mario Chalmers in this analogy
09/09 01:27 am
|Michael Wallace on Marc Gasol|
RT @memgrizz: "We’re in the elimination round, and we don’t have margin for error." - @MarcGasol #EuroBasket2017 📝: https://t.co/76dwzsl…
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|Kurt Helin on JaMychal Green|
Rumor: Grizzlies, JaMychal Green progressing toward two-year contract https://t.co/bXwACoXc3i
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|Sam Amico on Mike Conley|
On AmicoHoops: Latest on Marc Gasol, Mike Conley. By @amathur90. #Grizzlies #NBA https://t.co/OYQpO2h7Rf
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|RealGM on Mike Conley|
Grizzlies Still Consider Marc Gasol, Mike Conley 'Untouchable': https://t.co/c3TCAQci6u https://t.co/1nE7WpJi4C
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|SLAM Magazine on Mike Conley|
The Grizzlies consider Marc Gasol and Mike Conley "untouchable" in trade talks, according to @MattMooreCBS ➡️… https://t.co/1sXNXYRF3A
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|Hardwood Paroxysm on Marc Gasol|
No one has announced that they are Marc Gasol’s newest representation, nor has he filed a new one with the NBPA. He’s still without an agent
09/06 03:56 pm
|Hardwood Paroxysm on JaMychal Green|
Source close to the situation said today that there’s an expectation the JaMychal Green situation will be resolved before training camp.
09/06 03:57 am
|Memphis Grizzlies on Marc Gasol|
.@MarcGasol hitting threes for @baloncestofeb 😍 https://t.co/Ty16xSkEER
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