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  1. Watching in Memphis: C's young bigs get chemistry lesson from Gri...

    Chris Forsberg

    Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty ImagesThe Celtics had no answer to Marc Gasol on Friday night in Memphis.The Boston Celtics have high hopes for the big-man tandem of Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk. And while coach Brad Stevens knows they'll never operate...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  2. Top stats to know: Basketball World Cup

    ESPN Stats & Information

    Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty ImagesStephen Curry drives to the basket in the United States' final tune-up against Slovenia.The 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup gets started Saturday in Spain. Here are the numbers you need to know: History in the makin...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  3. All-Star cast: The case for the veterans

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    Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty ImagesMike Conley has made a case to be an All-Star by becoming more of a scorer.The NBA will announce its full All-Star Game rosters on Thursday, and a number of players have made a case to make their first appearance in th...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  4. Questions linger for winless C's

    Chris Forsberg

    Even before the Boston Celtics faded late in Monday's 95-88 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, there were those who wondered out loud, "Did we know that it was going to be this bad?" Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty ImagesVitor Faverani defends the basket o...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  5. Live by the 3, or die

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty ImagesFive Spurs in the paint. Zero easy layups. One desperate need for shooting.It's a copycat league, and the cat they copy most is the one who just won it all. But let's be real: Without infinite cap space and three of the...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  6. What's wrong with LeBron in Finals

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    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images LeBron James is averaging 16.7 PPG on 39 percent shooting against the Spurs in the NBA Finals. LeBron James has scored just 50 points for the Miami Heat in the 2013 NBA Finals, his fewest over a three-game span (regul...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  7. Grinding to a halt in Memphis

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty ImagesHas Zach Randolph left for good? He departed the floor after a sweep at the hands of the Spurs. MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen feeds off his emotions while he's defending the ball, something he does ...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  8. Durant held in check by Tayshaun Prince

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    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty ImagesTayshaun Prince was the primary defender on Kevin Durant the last two games.The Memphis Grizzlies took out the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games to advance to their first Western Conference Finals in franchise history. ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  9. Conley a difference-maker on both ends

    Alvin Anol

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty ImagesMike Conley Jr. has come through when needed for the Grizzlies. When the Memphis Grizzlies traded Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 30, they traded away their No. 1 option in late-game situations. Enter Mike Conl...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  10. The Clippers and Grizzlies open Act II

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty ImagesMemphis center Marc Gasol: "We haven't done anything. We're 2-2." Let's not call what the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies share a rivalry, because that's a stamp reserved for rare use. But for the second consec...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  11. Rapid Reaction: Grizzlies 110, Celtics 106

    Chris Forsberg

    Joe Murphy/Getty ImagesBrandon Bass and the Celtics met some resistance on Saturday night in Memphis.Rapid reaction after the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Boston Celtics 110-106 on Saturday night at FedEx Forum: THE NITTY GRITTY Jerryd Bayless...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  12. Six thoughts about trading Rudy Gay

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images Rudy Gay, an electric scoring talent who has underachieved, is headed to the Toronto Raptors. Marc Stein is reporting that the Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to send Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi to Toronto in exchange for ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  13. Are Miami's rebounding issues overblown?

    Tom Haberstroh

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty ImagesErik Spoelstra hasn't been thrilled with Miami's energy this season, but not where you might think.MIAMI -- For the past few weeks, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has listened to the mass hysteria about the Heat's rebounding is...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  14. Raptors want in on Rudy Gay chase

    Marc Stein

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty ImagesAre the Grizzlies considering moving Rudy Gay? RENO, Nev. -- The Memphis Grizzlies have not made an iron-clad decision about trading swingman Rudy Gay before the league's Feb. 21 buzzer for deals, according to NBA front-o...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  15. C's want to stay big when Bradley returns

    Chris Forsberg

    Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty ImagesAvery Bradley could be back as soon as this four-game road trip.WALTHAM, Mass. -- When Avery Bradley is healthy enough to return to game action -- and Doc Rivers suggested on Sunday that could happen as early as this u...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  16. In two minutes, Heat drill Cavs' hopes

    Michael Wallace

    Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images With LeBron James running a Tom Bradyesque two-minute drill, the Heat survived the Cavaliers. MIAMI - On nights in November, when even the defending champions are a work in progress, the formula for success is not a...

    Blog | November 25, 2012