April 30, 2011 |
Zach Randolph had 31 points and 11 rebounds and the Grizzlies advanced to their first Western Conference semifinals and made NBA history in knocking off the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs, 99-91, last night in Memphis. Memphis had been the franchise best known for empty seats and the unenviable NBA mark for playoff futility at 0-12 after being swept in its first three appearances. This time, a third straight sellout crowd cheered every bucket with a couple signs begging the Grizzlies to "Finish Them" in a town in desperate need of a hero.
November 5, 2012 |
THE MEMPHIS Grizzlies will announce they have hired Sixers minority shareholder Jason Levien as the team's CEO and managing partner, according to reports. ESPN.com, citing sources, reported that new Grizzlies owner Robert Pera will make an announcement Monday. CBSSports.com and the Memphis Commerical Appeal also reported the story. Levien, according to ESPN.com, sold his stake in the Sixers and is expected to take over the Grizzlies' basketball operations and business department.
February 1, 2013
Kevin Durant scored 27 points, Russell Westbrook added 21 points and nine assists, and the host Oklahoma City Thunder beat Memphis, 106-89, Thursday night in the Grizzlies' first game since trading away leading-scorer Rudy Gay. Memphis struggled mightily in the first half and trailed by 26 in the third quarter before a mini-implosion by the Thunder that featured Westbrook's getting benched after a dustup with his teammates. It still didn't provide a big enough opening for the Grizzlies, who were playing shorthanded while waiting for trade acquisitions Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye, and Ed Davis to arrive and pass physicals.
February 1, 2013 |
KEVIN DURANT scored 27 points, Russell Westbrook added 21 points and nine assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat visiting Memphis, 106-89, Thursday night in the Grizzlies' first game since trading away leading scorer Rudy Gay. Memphis struggled mightily in the first half and trailed by 26 in the third quarter before a mini-implosion by the Thunder that featured Westbrook getting benched after a dust-up with his teammates. It still didn't provide a big enough opening for the Grizzlies, who were playing short-handed while waiting for trade acquisitions Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye and Ed Davis to arrive and pass physicals.
December 21, 2009 |
The Memphis Grizzlies' recent success at home has come against some of the league's top teams. And Zach Randolph has been playing like one of the league's top forwards. Randolph had 32 points and a career-high 24 rebounds to help the Grizzlies hold on for a 102-96 victory over the visiting Denver Nuggets yesterday. In the last 3 weeks, Memphis has claimed victories over Dallas, Cleveland and now the Nuggets, all of whom sit atop their respective divisions. "This builds our confidence up a lot," Randolph said.
November 24, 2009 |
Rudy Gay scored 24 points, O.J. Mayo added 20 and Memphis beat visiting Sacramento last night, 116-105, sending the Kings to their fourth straight loss. Marc Gasol finished with 18 points and four blocks for the Grizzlies, who won for the fourth time in the last five games. Zach Randolph had 16 and Mike Conley added 11 points and seven assists. Rookie Tyreke Evans led the Kings with 28 points, connecting on 10-for-18 from the field, and Sergio Rodriguez had 16 points and seven assists.
January 24, 2009 |
Lionel Hollins is working on a contract with the Grizzlies to serve as their head coach for the third time, but the first time without the "interim" label. Memphis general manager Chris Wallace confirmed last night that he hoped to reach an agreement with the Milwaukee Bucks assistant by the end of the weekend to replace the fired Marc Iavaroni. Wallace said before the Grizzlies' game against Knicks in Madison Square Garden that he wanted Hollins to be able to run some practices before Tuesday's game with Denver.
October 13, 2002 |
My first visit to Glacier National Park begins with mixed feelings. There is excitement at the prospect of an extraordinary adventure in a place prized for its rugged beauty, biodiversity, and exceptional trail system. A protected wilderness of more than a million acres, the park is also one of the few places in the world where grizzly bears roam free. But however rare the encounters between bears and hikers are, the potential for danger makes me hesitate - it takes considerable coaxing from my husband before I agree to a week of hiking in the Montana Rockies.
March 12, 1991 |
It has been a hard winter in Missoula, Mont. It always is a hard winter in Missoula. Those growling Grizzlies of the University of Montana supplied the sunshine. They won the Big Sky Conference regular-season championship. As a reward, they got to host the conference tournament. Saturday, the Grizzlies blasted those marauding Vandals of Idaho right out of Adams Field House and back across the state line to Moscow. Montana was the biggest star of the Big Sky. After seven 20-win seasons since 1975, the Grizzlies (23-7 this season)
April 13, 2014 |
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Grizzlies sharpshooter Mike Miller slipped through the 76ers defense in the second quarter for a wide-open three-pointer, and, just before calling a timeout, Sixers coach Brett Brown threw a haymaker into the air. His team had competed valiantly for most of the first half, but the Grizzlies' lead had swelled to 12 because of a simple defensive lapse. Sequences like that one ultimately undid the 76ers in a 117-95 loss to the Grizzlies, their 31st loss in 33 games.