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<div class="grizz"> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/"><img src="/images/bearhead-80.png" alt="Grizzlies" height="64" width="80"></a>

<p><a href="http://www.nba.com/standings/">20 - 20</a></p>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/gameline/"><img src="http://boards.grizzliesonline.com/images/game_thread-at.png" alt="Matchups" height="64" width="64"></a>

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<div class="opponent"> <a href="http://www.nba.com/rockets/"><img src="http://i.cdn.turner.com/nba/nba/.element/img/2.0/sect/gameinfo/teamlogos/HOU.gif"

alt="Rockets" height="64" width="101"></a>

<p><a href="http://www.nba.com/standings/">29 -15</a></p>

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<th><strong>Date & Time:</strong></th>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20140124/MEMHOU/gameinfo.html">Friday, January 24, 7:00 pm CT</a></td>

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<th><strong>Location:</strong></th>

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<a href="http://www.houstontoyotacenter.com/">Toyota Center</a>, <a href="http://www.houstontx.gov/">Houston</a>, <a href="http://www.texasonline.com/">TX</a></td>

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<th><strong>Television:</strong></th>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/schedule/schedule-satellite_broadcast.html">SportSouth</a>, <a href="http://www.nba.com/nba_tv/league_pass.html">NBA LP</a> / <a href="http://www.nba.com/leaguepass/online.html">LPBB</a> / <a href="http://www.nba.com/leaguepass/mobile.html">LPM</a></td>

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<th><strong>Radio/Audio:</strong></th>

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<a href="http://www.espn929.com/">92.9FM</a>, <a href="http://www.espn929.com/">680AM</a>, <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/news/radio_network_partners.html">Affiliates</a>, <a href="http://www.nba.com/broadband/alp_schedule.html">NBA ALP</a> / <a href="http://www.nba.com/mobile/gametime">GT</a></td>

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<th class="last"><strong>Watch Party:</strong></th>

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<a href="http://ilovememphisblog.com/2013/11/official-grizzlies-watch-party-schedule/">Brookhaven Pub & Grill</a></td>

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<div id="gamethread-starting5"> <img src="http://www.nba.com/media/starting5_hdr.gif" alt="Starting Five Matchups" height="30" width="150">

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<th>Teams</th>

<th>Point

Guard</th>

<th>Shooting

Guard</th>

<th>Small

Forward</th>

<th>Power

Forward</th>

<th>Center</th>

<th>Head

Coach</th>

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<td class="teamlogos">

<a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/roster/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/grizzlies/grizzlies_logo-clawball-web.gif" alt="Grizzlies" height="46" width="50"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/rockets/roster/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/hou_50px_full.gif" alt="Rockets" height="50" width="50"></a></td>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/mike_conley/">Mike Conley</a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/mike_conley/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/mike_conley.jpg" alt="Mike Conley" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/patrick_beverley/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/patrick_beverley.jpg" alt="Patrick Beverley" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/patrick_beverley/">Patrick Beverley</a></td>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/courtney_lee/">Courtney Lee</a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/courtney_lee/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/courtney_lee.jpg" alt="Courtney Lee" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/james_harden/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/james_harden.jpg" alt="James Harden" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/james_harden/">James Harden</a></td>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/tayshaun_prince/">Tayshaun Prince</a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/tayshaun_prince/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/tayshaun_prince.jpg" alt="Tayshaun Prince" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/chandler_parsons/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/chandler_parsons.jpg" alt="Chandler Parsons" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/chandler_parsons/">Chandler Parsons</a></td>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/zach_randolph/">Zach Randolph</a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/zach_randolph/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/zach_randolph.jpg" alt="Zach Randolph" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/terrence_jones/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/terrence_jones.jpg" alt="Terrence Jones" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/terrence_jones/">Terrence Jones</a></td>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/marc_gasol/">Marc Gasol</a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/marc_gasol/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/marc_gasol.jpg" alt="Marc Gasol" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/dwight_howard/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/dwight_howard.jpg" alt="Dwight Howard" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/dwight_howard/">Dwight Howard</a></td>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/coachfile/david_joerger/index.html">Dave Joerger</a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/coachfile/david_joerger/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/david_joerger.jpg" alt="Dave Joerger" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/coachfile/kevin_mchale/index.html"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/kevin_mchale.jpg" alt="Kevin McHale" height="90" width="65"></a><br />

<a href="http://www.nba.com/coachfile/kevin_mchale/index.html">Kevin McHale</a></td>

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<h3>Benches</h3>

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/roster/"><img src="http://i.cdn.turner.com/nba/nba/.element/img/1.0/story/powerrankings_mem_35px.gif" alt="Grizzlies" height="35" width="35"></a>

 

<a href="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/tony_allen/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/tony_allen.jpg" alt="Tony Allen" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/nick_calathes/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/nick_calathes.jpg" alt="Nick Calathes" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/ed_davis/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/ed_davis.jpg" alt="Ed Davis" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jamaal_franklin/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jamaal_franklin.jpg" alt="Jamaal Franklin" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/james_johnson/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/james_johnson.jpg" alt="James Johnson" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/kosta_koufos/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/kosta_koufos.jpg" alt="Kosta Koufos" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/john_leuer/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/john_leuer.jpg" alt="John Leuer" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/mike_miller/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/mike_miller.jpg" alt="Mike Miller" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/quincy_pondexter/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/quincy_pondexter.jpg" alt="Quincy Pondexter" height="83" width="60"></a>

 

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<a href="http://www.nba.com/rockets/roster/"><img src="http://i.cdn.turner.com/nba/nba/.element/img/1.0/story/powerrankings_hou_35px.gif" alt="Rockets" height="35" width="35"></a>

 

<a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/omer_asik/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/omer_asik.jpg" alt="Omer Asik" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/ronnie_brewer/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/ronnie_brewer.jpg" alt="Ronnie Brewer" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/aaron_brooks/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/aaron_brooks.jpg" alt="Aaron Brooks" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/isaiah_canaan/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/isaiah_canaan.jpg" alt="Isaiah Canaan" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/omri_casspi/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/omri_casspi.jpg" alt="Omri Casspi" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/robert_covington/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/robert_covington.jpg" alt="Robert Covington" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/francisco_garcia/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/francisco_garcia.jpg" alt="Francisco Garcia" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jeremy_lin/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jeremy_lin.jpg" alt="Jeremy Lin" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/donatas_motiejunas/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/donatas_motiejunas.jpg" alt="Donatas Motiejunas" height="83" width="60"></a> <a href="http://www.nba.com/playerfile/greg_smith/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/greg_smith.jpg" alt="Greg Smith" height="83" width="60"></a>

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<div class="grizz"> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/"><img src="/images/gamethread-teaminfo-bearhead-66.gif" alt="Grizzlies" height="22" width="66"></a>

 

 

<a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/">Home Page</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/gamenotes/grizzlies.pdf">Media Game Notes</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/news/grizzlies_news.html">Team News</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/roster/">Roster & Coaches</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/schedule/">Schedule & Scores</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/stats/">Player Statistics</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/photos/">Photos</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/video/originals/">Video</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/tickets/index-tickets-100821.html">Ticket Information</a>

 

 

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<div class="opponent"> <a href="http://www.nba.com/rockets/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/fantasy/07/HOU-Logo.gif" alt="Rockets" height="22" width="66"></a>

 

 

<a href="http://www.nba.com/rockets/">Home Page</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/gamenotes/rockets.pdf">Media Game Notes</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/rockets/news/">Team News</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/rockets/roster/">Roster & Coaches</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/rockets/schedule/">Schedule & Scores</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/rockets/stats/">Player Statistics</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/rockets/photos/">Photos</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/rockets/video/originals/">Video</a> <strong>|</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/rockets/tickets/">Ticket Information</a>

 

 

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<div id="gamethread-gameinfo">

<div class="gameinfo">

<h3>Game Information</h3>

<p><strong>Previews:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gametracker/preview/NBA_20140124_MEM@HOU">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/preview?gameId=400489515">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20140124/MEMHOU/gameinfo.html#nbaGIlive">NBA</a> | <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/preview?gid=2014012410">Yahoo</a></p>

<p><strong>Stat Comparisons:</strong> <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/teammatch?teama=mem&teamb=hou">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/headToHeadTeamResults?statsId1=29&statsId2=10&gameId=2014012410">FOX</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/statistics">NBA</a></p>

<p><strong>Depth:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/teams">CBS</a> | <a href="http://espn.go.com/nba/depth">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/depthchart?gameId=2014012410">FOX</a> | <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/mem/depthchart">Yahoo</a></p>

<p><strong>Injuries:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/injuries">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/injuries">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/injuries">FOX</a> | <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/injuries">Yahoo</a></p>

<p><strong>Referee Assignments:</strong> <a href="http://www.nba.com/news/referee.html">NBA</a></p>

<p><strong>Live Game Info:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gametracker/live/NBA_20140124_MEM@HOU">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/gamecast?gameId=400489515">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/gameTrax?gameId=2014012410">FOX</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/tvc/index.html?gamecode=20140124/MEMHOU&brand=MEM">NBA</a></p>

<p><strong>Play-By-Plays:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gametracker/playbyplay/NBA_20140124_MEM@HOU">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/playbyplay?gameId=400489515">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20140124/MEMHOU/gameinfo.html#nbaGIplay">NBA</a></p>

<p><strong>Box Scores:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gametracker/boxscore/NBA_20140124_MEM@HOU">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=400489515">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=2014012410">FOX</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20140124/MEMHOU/gameinfo.html#nbaGIboxscore">NBA</a> | <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boxscore?gid=2014012410">Yahoo</a></p>

<p><strong>Shot Charts:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gametracker/shotchart/NBA_20140124_MEM@HOU">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/shotchart?gameId=400489515">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/csl/index.html?gamecode=20140124/MEMHOU">NBA</a></p>

<p><strong>Game Flows:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gametracker/live/NBA_20140124_MEM@HOU">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/shotchart?gameId=400489515">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://www.popcornmachine.net/cgi-bin/gameflow.cgi?date=20140124&game=MEMHOU">Popcorn Machine</a></p>

<p><strong>Recaps:</strong> <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nba/gametracker/recap/NBA_20140124_MEM@HOU">CBS</a> | <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=400489515">ESPN</a> | <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/recap?gameId=2014012410">FOX</a> | <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20140124/MEMHOU/gameinfo.html#nbaGIlive">NBA</a> | <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/recap?gid=2014012410">Yahoo</a></p>

 

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<h3>Upcoming Games</h3>

<ol>

<li class="home"><a href="http://www.nba.com/rockets/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/hou_25px.gif" alt="Rockets" height="25" width="25"> </a><strong>Home</strong>: <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20140125/HOUMEM/gameinfo.html">Sat, Jan 25, 7:00 pm CT</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/fan_zone/promotions.html">No Promotions</a></li>

<li class="away"><a href="http://www.nba.com/blazers/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/por_25px.gif" alt="Trail Blazers" eight="25" width="25"> </a>Away: <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20140128/MEMPOR/gameinfo.html">Tue, Jan 28, 9:00 pm CT</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20140128/MEMPOR/gameinfo.html#nbaGIRadio">SportSouth</a></li>

<li class="away"><a href="http://www.nba.com/rockets/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/sac_25px.gif" alt="Kings" eight="25" width="25"> </a>Away: <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20140129/MEMSAC/gameinfo.html">Wed, Jan 29, 9:00 pm CT</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20140129/MEMSAC/gameinfo.html#nbaGIRadio">SportSouth</a></li>

<li class="away"><a href="http://www.nba.com/timberwolves/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/min_25px.gif" alt="Timberwolves" eight="25" width="25"> </a>Away: <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20140131/MEMSAC/gameinfo.html">Fri, Jan 31, 7:00 pm CT</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20140129/MEMSAC/gameinfo.html#nbaGIRadio">SportSouth</a></li>

<li class="home"><a href="http://www.nba.com/bucks/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/mil_25px.gif" alt="Bucks" height="25" width="25"> </a><strong>Home</strong>: <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20140201/MILMEM/gameinfo.html">Sat, Feb 1, 7:00 pm CT</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/fan_zone/promotions.html">Grizz Girls Poster</a></li>

<li class="away"><a href="http://www.nba.com/thunder/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/okc_25px.gif" alt="Thunder" eight="25" width="25"> </a>Away: <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20140203/MEMOKC/gameinfo.html">Mon, Feb 3, 7:00 pm CT</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20140203/MEMOKC/gameinfo.html#nbaGIRadio">No Local TV</a>, <a href="http://ilovememphisblog.com/2013/11/official-grizzlies-watch-party-schedule/">Watch Party</a></li>

<li class="home"><a href="http://www.nba.com/mavericks/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/dal_25px.gif" alt="Mavericks" height="25" width="25"> </a><strong>Home</strong>: <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20140205/DALMEM/gameinfo.html">Wed, Feb 5, 7:00 pm CT</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/fan_zone/promotions.html">No Promotions</a></li>

<li class="away"><a href="http://www.nba.com/hawks/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/atl_25px.gif" alt="Hawks" eight="25" width="25"> </a>Away: <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20140208/MEMATL/gameinfo.html">Sat, Feb 8, 6:30 pm CT</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20140208/MEMATL/gameinfo.html#nbaGIRadio">SportSouth</a></li>

<li class="away"><a href="http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/cle_25px.gif" alt="Cavaliers" eight="25" width="25"> </a>Away: <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20140209/MEMCLE/gameinfo.html">Sun, Feb 9, 5:00 pm CT</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20140209/MEMCLE/gameinfo.html#nbaGIRadio">SportSouth</a>, <a href="http://ilovememphisblog.com/2013/11/official-grizzlies-watch-party-schedule/">Watch Party</a></li>

<li class="home"><a href="http://www.nba.com/wizards/"><img src="http://www.nba.com/media/was_25px.gif" alt="Wizards" height="25" width="25"> </a><strong>Home</strong>: <a href="http://www.nba.com/games/20140211/WASMEM/gameinfo.html">Tue, Feb 11, 7:00 pm CT</a> - <a href="http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/fan_zone/promotions.html">No Promotions</a></li>

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Hate to say it, but this is probably an automatic loss. Houston has our number. I can't remember the last time we beat them on the road.

 

Start of a losing streak...

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this is why the NOLA loss hurts so bad. instead of beating up on the one weak team in our division to get that first win, we have to play Houston twice, a borderline elite team who has our number, and is now a must win game.

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^ It's funny how posts like this are nowhere to be found during good times and yet minutes after a loss all the doom and gloom come out. It's as if they already have their posts typed up and just waiting for us to lose so they can hit the "post" button. SMH

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wasn't talking about yours TT... you got yours in while I was writing mine.

 

lol I was about to say I think I'm being rational

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Tony has a broken bone in his wrist. The optimistic return was two weeks. Clearly the optimistic return hasn't happened.

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Gee, I dunno if I should sit this one out or not. Clearly I thought for sure we would beat NOLA but nope.

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Gee, I dunno if I should sit this one out or not. Clearly I thought for sure we would beat NOLA but nope.

That is a statement I can agree 100% with. No matter who you want to blame this was a game the team should have won and really needed to win as well.

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Are the Grizzlies the first team to be 0-10 against their division opponents? The more games they lose in their division, the worst the team looks overall. I'm not sure if any team with that type of divisional record has ever had success in the playoffs or even made the playoffs.

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Courtney Lee might score over 30 points, but I am afraid it won't be enough to get a W. Especially if Harden gets 25 FT's.

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I hope Tony comes back so the Grizzlies can throw CLee, TA and JJ on Harden, Gasol neutralize Howard like he has so often in the past and Prince just contains Parsons (who scored 31 againt Batum yesterday). If those things happen (and I believe all are possible) then l like our chances with Conley vs Beverly and Z-Bo vs Montiejunas. Davis, Leuer, Koufas and Calathes also can't allow the Rockets to get off to a hot start to the fourth quarter like they have in the previous two meetings this season. The Grizzlies had them both times but couldn't withstand that 4th quarter onslaught.

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I hope Tony comes back so the Grizzlies can throw CLee, TA and JJ on Harden, Gasol neutralize Howard like he has so often in the past and Prince just contains Parsons (who scored 31 againt Batum yesterday). If those things happen (and I believe all are possible) then l like our chances with Conley vs Beverly and Z-Bo vs Montiejunas. Davis, Leuer, Koufas and Calathes also can't allow the Rockets to get off to a hot start to the fourth quarter like they have in the previous two meetings this season. The Grizzlies had them both times but couldn't withstand that 4th quarter onslaught.

They were playing 8 on 5 against us last time.

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I hope Tony comes back so the Grizzlies can throw CLee, TA and JJ on Harden, Gasol neutralize Howard like he has so often in the past and PRINCE JUST CONTAINS PARSONS (who scored 31 againt Batum yesterday). If those things happen (and I believe all are possible) then l like our chances with Conley vs Beverly and Z-Bo vs Montiejunas. Davis, Leuer, Koufas and Calathes also can't allow the Rockets to get off to a hot start to the fourth quarter like they have in the previous two meetings this season. The Grizzlies had them both times but couldn't withstand that 4th quarter onslaught.

 

Relying on prince? Your optimism is admirable but misplaced.

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Relying on prince? Your optimism is admirable but misplaced.

Possibly. Only time will tell. Parson was red-hot in the first game on the way to 17 points and had 15 points and 11 boards in the second game. If the Grizzlies can keep Parsons under 20 points again and not break down at the start of the 4th period they should have an excellent opportunity to win. If they can't do that it will be difficult. Not impossible but difficult.

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I just realized this game isn't till Friday! Why 3 days off? That is unusual and I don't like it especially after a loss.

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I just realized this game isn't till Friday! Why 3 days off? That is unusual and I don't like it especially after a loss.

After the New Orleans game I wish it was longer. Give everyone on the team a chance to look in the mirror and decide how they wan the rest of the season to go.

 

The upcoming stretch is very difficult. The starters need to get back to playing like they did against OKC and on the west coast road trip. The bench needs to get back to playing like they did in the first 6 games of January. Everyone needs to get back on the same page as a team and start playing better together regardless if they are starting or coming off the bench.

 

Maybe this break will be looked back on and seen as the moment the team pulled together and got serious about winning again. At least I hope they do.

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We have 15 players.

Once Harden has done five of his stupid ref-manipulating drive-for-a-foul moves,

we send a message: Every time you drive, you go down hard.

You want to shoot free throws, you PAY for them in pain.

Flagrant 1's as required (no 2's, that's not OK).

Finish the game with 6 players if we have to.

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We have 15 players. Once Harden has done five of his stupid ref-manipulating drive-for-a-foul moves, we send a message: Every time you drive, you go down hard. You want to shoot free throws, you PAY for them in pain. Flagrant 1's as required (no 2's, that's not OK). Finish the game with 6 players if we have to.

I like your style. He is going to get those crappy calls anyways why not make them real calls. We are playing them back to back I would love to see Harden with bruises and soreness Sunday morning. Let's beat that boy up!

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Are the Grizzlies the first team to be 0-10 against their division opponents? The more games they lose in their division, the worst the team looks overall. I'm not sure if any team with that type of divisional record has ever had success in the playoffs or even made the playoffs.
Geoff Calkins said the other day that we have only won 5 games against Western Conference teams. Is that true? If so, that is not a good sign.

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Geoff Calkins said the other day that we have only won 5 games against Western Conference teams. Is that true? If so, that is not a good sign.

It is not correct that the Grizzlies have won only 5 games against Western Conference opponents. The team's record is 12-16 in the conference. Perhaps he was saying the team has won only five games against Western Conference playoff contenders.

 

The team is 0-3 vs San Antonio, 1-1 against OKC, 1-1 against the Clippers, 0-2 against Houston, 2-1 against Golden State, 0-2 against Dallas and 3-0 against Phoenix. That makes 7 wins against the current top 8 teams (the Grizzlies haven't played Portland yet) so that doesn't add up either. I don't know what Calkins was saying.

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