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Grizzlies @ Warriors - 1/9/2013


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#1 SixthMan

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:23 PM

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Grizzlies Darrell Arthur Jerryd Bayless Wayne Ellington Hamed Haddadi Quincy Pondexter Josh Selby Marreese Speights Tony Wroten
Warriors Kent Bazemore Andris Biedrins Andrew Bogut Draymond Green Jarrett Jack Richard Jefferson Charles Jenkins Carl Landry Brandon Rush Jeremy Tyler


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:24 PM

Must win!

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:24 PM

Tough game. Should be great to watch though.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:30 PM

Marc has to make Ezeli look like the scrub he is.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:57 PM

Golden State is interested in Rudy Gay, the highlight of this game will be the Barnes-Rudy matchup.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:42 AM

Statement game.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:42 AM

As long as our bigs stop Lee and our perimeter defenders stop Curry, and we continue to score like we did against Sac, we should win this game. GO GRIZZLIES!!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:48 AM

I believe we got this. Tonight's game was a huge confidence builder for the team and Wayne Ellington. Hopefully he will shoot more often now

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:10 AM

Lionel's post game talking about Wayne last night saying hopefully Wayne can continue to shoot the ball well and have more games like this and not 25 games apart, well.... Let him shoot! Run him plays! Zbo draws a double team every single time he gets it, our shooters need to be ready to catch and shoot the three every time he gets it including Rudy. I get so sick of Rudy passing up a wide open 3 to go in and take a contested shot or lose the **** ball. Part of our game plan should be 3 looks off of Rudy and zbo double teams. It seems like teams are always hitting 3s on us doing the exact same thing, to add this to our gameplan and shoot more consistently would be deadly. Back to grizzness


Plus it would open up zbo and Marc to do more down low, as far as tony.. He is at his best when he is slashing down the lanes and going for offensive rebounds. He needs to be just as active and pesty on offense as he is on defense

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:29 AM

View Postmschnbch, on 07 January 2013 - 11:24 PM, said:

Must win!
What? It is a big game and a statement game IF the Grizzlies win because they would have swept the Warriors in Oakland but a must win?

This is the team's 33rd game meaning they still have 50 games left this season. It's a little early to have a must win game isn't it?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

the Grizzlies keep winning on the road in their beale street blue alts. (boston, phx, sac). should definitely keep them going.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:26 AM

View Postchipc3, on 08 January 2013 - 08:29 AM, said:


What? It is a big game and a statement game IF the Grizzlies win because they would have swept the Warriors in Oakland but a must win?

This is the team's 33rd game meaning they still have 50 games left this season. It's a little early to have a must win game isn't it?

I say that because its a 4-5 battle and could very well end up deciding the home court adv in round 1

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:57 AM

View Postmschnbch, on 08 January 2013 - 09:26 AM, said:

I say that because its a 4-5 battle and could very well end up deciding the home court adv in round 1
The standings will change between now and April. It's a big game because going 3-0 on a West Coast road trip doesn't happen all that often but the standings in January rarely determine anything in April. It's a big game for sure but hardly a must win.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:25 AM

View Postchipc3, on 08 January 2013 - 09:57 AM, said:

The standings will change between now and April. It's a big game because going 3-0 on a West Coast road trip doesn't happen all that often but the standings in January rarely determine anything in April. It's a big game for sure but hardly a must win.

It's a must win for team morale. And as the OP said it could possibly be a tie breaker. So yes a game in January very well could determine something in April. Sometimes I think you just want to argue with people.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:01 PM

View Postalwilson, on 08 January 2013 - 11:25 AM, said:



It's a must win for team morale. And as the OP said it could possibly be a tie breaker. So yes a game in January very well could determine something in April. Sometimes I think you just want to argue with people.

Yeah it's not literally a must win, well be okay if we lose. But for the team and the current standings, I think it's safe to say a huge game and a "fan perspective" must win

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

View Postchipc3, on 08 January 2013 - 08:29 AM, said:

What? It is a big game and a statement game IF the Grizzlies win because they would have swept the Warriors in Oakland but a must win? This is the team's 33rd game meaning they still have 50 games left this season. It's a little early to have a must win game isn't it?
I said this. Does anyone disagree with it? Even the poster who said it was a must win has changed his mind and admits it isn't a must win. It would be great to win as we would sweep the games at their place and would move that much further ahead of them in the standings but it isn't a must win.

It's not a must win for team morale either. Let's not get too excited here. There are 50 games left in the season. This game means nothing if the team gets squashed by the Spurs Friday night. It would be a nice win but in the scheme of an 82 game season the first game meant more. The Grizzlies were coming off a loss and didn't want to start the season 0-2. If they lose this game they still went 2-1 on teh road trip and still need to beat the Spurs Friday night.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

View Postchipc3, on 08 January 2013 - 12:58 PM, said:

I said this. Does anyone disagree with it? Even the poster who said it was a must win has changed his mind and admits it isn't a must win. It would be great to win as we would sweep the games at their place and would move that much further ahead of them in the standings but it isn't a must win.

It's not a must win for team morale either. Let's not get too excited here. There are 50 games left in the season. This game means nothing if the team gets squashed by the Spurs Friday night. It would be a nice win but in the scheme of an 82 game season the first game meant more. The Grizzlies were coming off a loss and didn't want to start the season 0-2. If they lose this game they still went 2-1 on teh road trip and still need to beat the Spurs Friday night.

I think due to the upcoming schedule and the way we have been playing lately (not good) it is more of a must win then not.. We could easily fall behind these guys fast if we let them grab one against us.. And Houston is on our tail. We need a win

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:59 PM

View Postmschnbch, on 08 January 2013 - 02:44 PM, said:

I think due to the upcoming schedule and the way we have been playing lately (not good) it is more of a must win then not.. We could easily fall behind these guys fast if we let them grab one against us.. And Houston is on our tail. We need a win
The Grizzlies scored 113 points last night and held the Kings (who had won 6 of 8 games) to below 90 points. The night before they won going wire to wire. They defeated the Celtics (who have now one three straight games) in Boston and lost by two points to a hot Blazers team without Zach Randolph. Just how bad are the Grizzlies playing right now?

Every game is a must win if we are talking about keeping momentum and the such but the reality is this is not a must win game. It woudl be a great win. It could be the type of win that keeps the Grizzlies moving ahead going into a divisional game Friday night against a team that we haven't defeated since upsetting them in the playoffs two years ago (0-5 since). That game on our home court is much closer to a must win than this game. People trivialize the terms when they make it sound like the Grizzlies have to win a road game at the end of winning road trip.

It would be a great win for sure but losing to the Warriors at their place at the end of 3 games in 4 days on the road isn't the end of the world. A must win has to be more important than this game doesn't it?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

I guess I'll give this one to you chip, lets just get the **** win! .... We must! :P

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:26 PM

View Postchipc3, on 08 January 2013 - 02:59 PM, said:

The Grizzlies scored 113 points last night and held the Kings (who had won 6 of 8 games) to below 90 points. The night before they won going wire to wire. They defeated the Celtics (who have now one three straight games) in Boston and lost by two points to a hot Blazers team without Zach Randolph. Just how bad are the Grizzlies playing right now? Every game is a must win if we are talking about keeping momentum and the such but the reality is this is not a must win game. It woudl be a great win. It could be the type of win that keeps the Grizzlies moving ahead going into a divisional game Friday night against a team that we haven't defeated since upsetting them in the playoffs two years ago (0-5 since). That game on our home court is much closer to a must win than this game. People trivialize the terms when they make it sound like the Grizzlies have to win a road game at the end of winning road trip. It would be a great win for sure but losing to the Warriors at their place at the end of 3 games in 4 days on the road isn't the end of the world. A must win has to be more important than this game doesn't it?

That actually proves some Posters wrong about the correlation between gamepace/scoring and our defense. We can still play good defense and play at an increased pace AND shoot a larger number of threes AND hold a team below 90pts and low % from the field.

Also the starters rotation got less minutes and the bench brought in earlier rotation. Bench was the main catalyst for the 3pt shooting and played as true change of pace. These were all proven true and beneficial as some Posters have theorized.

I hope Hollins sticks with this if so then I will gladly eat crow about him adapting.