In the NBA, the end of the preseason signals the beginning of a lot less playing time for most of the league’s rookies. There will be no bucking of that trend by the Grizzlies as the 2014 season kicks off this week.
“It’s going to be tough for the young guys to break into the rotation,” said Memphis head coach Dave Joerger after the Grizzlies wrapped up the preseason with a 104-98 loss to the Miami Heat at the FedExForum on Friday. “They are aware of that. …”
NASHVILLE – J.J. Watt takes the NFL very seriously, so he gave Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger a reminder that this isn’t high school by mocking the first-time starter with a pretend selfie.
Watt celebrated and sent his message after coming up with two sacks, a batted pass he nearly picked off and a forced fumble as the Houston Texans beat the Tennessee Titans 30-16 Sunday for a win in the franchise’s 200thgame.
Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade helped the Miami Heat close the preseason with their fourth straight win, but the reserves preserved the victory.
Bosh scored 21 points, Wade added 16, and the Heat defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 104-98 on Friday night at FedExForum.
One is the number of times that you will see the Memphis Grizzlies on national television during the regular season. And for that you can blame, disparage and/or scream at the NBA.
Described by many as a ‘super-star driven’ league, the NBA – outside of Memphis – just doesn’t generally view the Grizz’s grinders as superstars with national TV appeal, local opinion notwithstanding.
It’s been almost 50 years since Charles and Tony King became the first and only black siblings to play on the same professional football team with the Buffalo Bills in 1967 of the then American Football League.
Charles, a defensive back was a high draft pick in 1966 and his brother Tony, a flanker and multi-position player joined him on the Buffalo Bills team in 1967, thus making them the first black siblings to play on the same team.
DALLAS (AP) — Tyson Chandler's off-season work on his shot was apparent on Monday night.
Chandler scored 14 points and added a game-high eight rebounds in the Dallas Mavericks' 108-103 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
The center's eight points in the first quarter included two jump shots from near the foul line.
The Memphis Grizzlies grabbed their second win of the preseason against the Flemengo (Brazil) at FedExForum on Friday (Oct. 17).
The international exhibition game brought out more than 10,000 fans. What started as a bucket-for-bucket contest early on ended in a 40-point flight for Memphis resulting in a 112-72 victory.