Mike Conley and the Grizzlies rip Rip City!
The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 111-99 last night at the Moda Center in Portland. Grizzlies were down 12 early in the first quarter and bounced back to be down by 2 at the end of the quarter. The Grizzlies led the rest of the game after taking the lead in the 2nd quarter. Grizzlies improve to a league best 14-2 and ends Blazers 9 game win streak. The Grizzlies are undefeated in the Western Conference going 10-0. The Grizzlies shot 54% from the field and were 46% from 3. Grizzlies outscored Blazers 54-38 in the paint and was 16-4 in fast break points.
Marc just had 6 points in the first half and 20 in the 2nd half with a total of 26 points. He also chipped in 10 assists and 7 rebounds. An aggressive Marc Gasol is hard to stop.
Mike Conley was one assist away from his first career triple double. He contributed 21 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists.
1) Grizzlies had 6 players in double figures including all 5 starters and 1 bench player.
2)Zach Randolph recorded his 10th double double of the season with 14 points and 13 rebounds. He also had 2 steals.
3) Tony Allen shot a 3 that put the nail in the coffin for Blazers with 1:37 left in the game. He ended up with 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals.
4) Courtney Lee continued his good offensive and defensive play for the Grizzlies. He had 13 points, 3 assists and 1 block. He also was 2/4 from 3.
5) Quincy Pondexter was good off the bench; he scored 10 points and had 5 rebounds. He was 4/5 from the field and 2/3 from 3.
The Memphis Grizzlies are playing like a championship caliber team this early in the season. They are known as an defensive minded team but this year, they are clicking on the offensive end as well. Marc Gasol is playing at an MVP level and Mike Conley should be an All-Star this season. They always say one team, one goal. It’s truly a team effort and the chemistry is outstanding. The NBA and the national media need to take notes: THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES ARE FOR REAL! This is Memphis, we Grind here!
The Grizzlies travel to Sacramento on Sunday to take on the Kings. This should be a good one since the Kings are salty about losing to the Grizz in Memphis earlier in the month.