If we can beat the Nuggets twice and the Spurs twice and end the month of February with 34 wins,
Hollins should be coach of the month.
I'll be happy with one against the Spurs and two against the Nuggets. The away game after the All-Star break in Denver is the important one. Since none of the Grizzlies currently have to fly out to Los Angeles, I like to see the team go to Denver on Saturday, so they have three days to acclimate to the altitude. Three days of practices in Denver, so they will be ready for the game on Tuesday, followed by the flight to Minneapolis to play the T'Wolves the next night. Should give us a good shot at taking both of those games.
As for the Bucks, they now have back all their stars that were out due to injury the last time we played them. Marc and Zach need to dominate the paint, and get Bogut in foul trouble early. If he spends a lot of time on the bench, the Bucks become a perimeter team, and that's where the ball hawking of Allen, Conley, Young and Rudy has to get us deflections and fast breaks. Biggest defensive necessity? Sam, Darrell and Rudy have to let Mike know when their men are setting picks, otherwise Jennings will run Mike into them all night long. The key to good pick and roll or pick and pop defense is communication, and some of our players forget that they can open their mouths and say something.