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A Grizzlies fan watch guide for the NCAA Conference Tournaments

A Grizzlies fan watch guide for the NCAA Conference Tournaments

Photo by Joe Murphy/NCAA Photos via Who are some players to watch for in this week’s conference tournaments? March is here, and you know what that means: March Madness. It’s arguably the most exciting time of the year for college basketball, as it produces massive upsets and rising stars. It’s really a worthwhile experience that highlights one of the many reasons why we love sports. From a professional standpoint, it’s also the time of year that defines a prospect’s draft stock a little more — or outright establishes or demolishes it. Players can shoot up...
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GBB Reverse Mailbag: We Ask, You Answer

GBB Reverse Mailbag: We Ask, You Answer

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Make your voice heard and answer these mailbag questions. The first “half” of the NBA season is now over and the Memphis Grizzlies are sitting at .500 without Jaren Jackson Jr. ever stepping foot on the court. Now with a small break in the schedule, Memphis can get much needed rest and (hopefully) be fully healthy when they return to play next week. During the break, we want to hear from YOU, the fans. We will ask the questions, you give the answers and we will post them here at Grizzly Bear Blues and some of the best will be mentioned...
Mar 6, 2021
Recap: Hustle finish the season with a win over the Blue Coats

Recap: Hustle finish the season with a win over the Blue Coats

Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Hustle finish the season with a nice win over the Blue Coats to finish 6-9 The Hustle wrapped up their regular season with a Saturday matinee against the Delaware Blue Coats. The Hustle may have already been eliminated from playoff contention, but the Blue Coats had the change to jump as high as the 2-seed in the G-League playoffs or as low as the 5th seed depending on how the gams today and tomorrow go. It was a high scoring game in the first half of the quarter as Delaware held a 20-17 by the midway point in the quarter. The Delaware...
Mar 5, 2021
The Long View: A Good Depth Problem

The Long View: A Good Depth Problem

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via This Grizzlies team is going to have a good depth problem once healthy The Grizzlies finished the first half of the regular season with a narrow loss against the Milwaukee Bucks. It was a highly entertaining and great matchup, as the Grizzlies rallied from down 18 early in the second quarter to make a game of things late. The game featured Good Dillon with a lot of big moments from Ja Morant. Ultimately, Jrue Holiday’s game winning jumper with 2 seconds remaining was the difference as the Grizzlies enter the All-Star Break with a...
Mar 5, 2021
Report Card: Grizzlies fall to Bucks in thriller

Report Card: Grizzlies fall to Bucks in thriller

Photo by Justin Ford/ The Memphis Grizzlies fall short after late-game chaos. I thought we were heading into a doozie of a game, to be honest. Both teams came out of the gate lethargic, with an eye on the All-Star break. It was like they were going through the motions to get this game out of the way. However, both teams flipped a switch in the second half to give us an entertaining contest to end the first part of the season. Both teams had solid execution down the stretch, and each team’s star players showed out in this one. Unfortunately, the Memphis Grizzlies...
Mar 4, 2021
Quick Recap: Grizzlies come back, but Bucks escape 112-111

Quick Recap: Grizzlies come back, but Bucks escape 112-111

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports Good fight, good night. How about those Memphis Grizzlies? Memphis found a way in a tough situation to fight their way back from 18 points down to get themselves in position to steal this game. The outcome isn’t what matters most here, though - this team could have easily laid down against the Milwaukee Bucks, one of the NBA’s best squads. Instead, they took their last game before the All-Star Break and chipped away after a poor first quarter performance and gave themselves a chance to win late. In the long run, that experience will...
Mar 4, 2021
Recap: Nets defeat Hustle in penultimate game of the season

Recap: Nets defeat Hustle in penultimate game of the season

Photo by Chris Marion/NBAE via With the playoffs out of reach, the Nets snap the Hustle’s 2-game win streak The Hustle & Nets entered their morning matchup already eliminated from playoff elimination after yesterday’s games eliminated the teams who came into today 5-8 on the season. The beauty of the G-League though is you don’t have to worry about tanking as the teams and players are still trying to prove their worth to earn a 10-day, two-way or straight up NBA contract. The teams finally tipped off after about a 10 minute delay due to clock issues at the HP...
Mar 4, 2021
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game Preview

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game Preview

Photo by Patrick Smith/ Grizzlies look to head into the All-Star break on high note WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (16-15, 7-10 Home) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (21-14, 7-9 Away) WHEN: 7:00 PM CST WHERE: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: Fox Sports Southeast/NBA League Pass/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS: Grayson Allen (concussion protocol, Out), Jaren Jackson Jr. (left knee, Out) MILWAUKEE: NONE PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS: MEMPHIS: Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, Dillon Brooks, Kyle Anderson, Jonas Valanciunas MILWAUKEE: DJ Augustin, Dante DiVincenzo, Khris...
Mar 4, 2021
5 Questions: Milwaukee Bucks Edition

5 Questions: Milwaukee Bucks Edition

Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/ Kyle Carr from Brew Hoop was nice enough to chop it up with me before tonight’s clash with the Bucks The Memphis Grizzlies are looking to extend their win streak to three tonight in their final game before the All-Star break. They have to be feeling pretty good after dismantling the Houston Rockets and taking care of business against a red-hot Wizards squad that had won 7 of its last 9. While the All-Star break is usually a welcome time for teams to get some rest and catch a breather, you could argue that its coming at the wrong time for the...
Mar 3, 2021
GBB Live: Inside the G-League Bubble with Sean McDermott

GBB Live: Inside the G-League Bubble with Sean McDermott

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via We talk with Sean McDermott about the bubble, role adjustments, shooter comparisons, and more. On this week’s GBB Live, we have a special one. I host the show with Brandon Abraham (who filled in for Joe Mullinax) to talk with Memphis Grizzlies’ two-way Sean McDermott from the NBA G-League bubble. We discuss his experience in the G-League bubble, and the role adjustment from being on the Grizzlies and on the Hustle. We also dive into his conversations and lessons from — and comparisons to — Duncan Robinson, and talk about other...
Mar 3, 2021
Report Card: Ja Morant and De’Anthony Melton Make the Wizards Disappear

Report Card: Ja Morant and De’Anthony Melton Make the Wizards Disappear

Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Behind the brilliance of the Grizzlies’ backcourt, Memphis completes the 2-game road trip sweep. The Memphis Grizzlies went on the road to the nation’s capital for their last road game of the first half on Tuesday night and left with a tested, yet convincing victory. The Washington Wizards were clicking on all cylinders of late, winning seven of their last nine, but the upstart Grizz did not care. They held Bradley Beal, the league’s leading scorer per game, to 10 points below his nightly average. The arc was not the enemy on this...
Mar 3, 2021
The Hustle Report: Back to the winning ways

The Hustle Report: Back to the winning ways

Photo by Chris Marion/NBAE via The Hustle snap their losing streak and get back in the win column. Week 3 Results Santa Cruz Warriors 116 vs. Memphis Hustle 111 (3-7) Iowa Wolves 123 vs. Memphis Hustle 114 (3-8) Agua Caliente Clippers 103 vs. Memphis Hustle 119 (4-8) Westchester Knicks 112 vs. Memphis Hustle 118 (5-8) Week 3 Headlines Hustle snap losing streak Sean McDermott clears quarantine; performs well for Hustle NBA to do away with restrictions regarding two-way players for rest of this season Standings Snapshot Hustle Stat of the Week ...
Mar 3, 2021
The Grizzlies are done cutting corners

The Grizzlies are done cutting corners

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports The Grizzlies consistency from the corner three is helping their offense improve overall. As the Grizzlies are finishing up their first half of the 2020-2021 NBA season, it is fair to say that this team surely has experienced more than its fair share of ups and downs. Injuries and interruptions have been abundant, and as a result it has been hard to establish consistency with the status quo of the roster in constant flux. However, while there has been plenty of inconsistency, there also has been clear progress. In general, clear...
Mar 2, 2021
Recap: Hustle hang on to defeat the Westchester Knicks

Recap: Hustle hang on to defeat the Westchester Knicks

Photo by Chris Marion/NBAE via The playoff hopes stay alive for the Hustle as they hold off the Knicks The Hustle return to the court 24 hours after defeating the Agua Caliente Clippers and fighting off elimination from playoff contention to live to see another night. Up next on the schedule? A matchup against the solid, but beatable, Westchester Knicks. The Hustle would need a win and some help in the standings to stay alive in the playoff hunt and would have to do so without the services of Jontay Porter who was out due to load management. It was a back and forth...
Mar 2, 2021
Quick Recap: Grizzlies Take Down the Wizards 125-111

Quick Recap: Grizzlies Take Down the Wizards 125-111

Photo by Patrick Smith/ The Grizzlies are vibing... The goal was simple for the Memphis Grizzlies heading into Tuesday night’s matchup against the Washington Wizards - win, and you finish the first half of the season at .500. With two matchups remaining in the first half of the 2021 NBA season, could the Grizzlies could secure a win in the nations capital? #GrizzStarting5 sponsored by @Verizon @JaMorant @dillonbrooks24 @DBane0625 @brandonclarke23 @JValanciunas #GrzNxtGen pic.twitter.com/3x8NbUeKrb— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) March 2, 2021 First...