June 6, 2013 |
In another bizarre twist for the Denver Nuggets, they have reportedly fired George Karl after the NBA's coach of the year had asked the team about extending his contract past next season. This gives the Nuggets a second vacancy after General Manager Masai Ujiri, the NBA's executive of the year, recently departed for Toronto. Nuggets President Josh Kroenke told the Denver Post that because of the uncertainty with Karl's contract situation and Karl's possible interest in the Clippers' coaching opening, Kroenke wanted to start anew with another coach.
December 9, 2009
Mike Conley drove past Shaquille O'Neal for a layup with three seconds left to give the Memphis Grizzlies a 111-109 overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. LeBron James, who had 43 points and 13 rebounds, took the last shot, but his 30-footer over Rudy Gay hit the front of the rim, ending the Cavaliers' four-game winning streak. James also had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation, but his desperation jumper was short. Zach Randolph led Memphis with 32 points and O.J. Mayo scored 28. -- associated press
January 3, 2010
O.J. Mayo had 25 points, reserve Sam Young added a career-high 22 and the Memphis Grizzlies scored their most lopsided victory of the season, beating the Phoenix Suns, 128-103, Saturday night. The Grizzlies are 16-16 after a 1-8 start. It is the first time they have owned a record of .500 or better this late in the season since 2005-06. They did not get their 16th victory last season until March 4, in their 60th game. -- associated press
October 30, 2012 |
Lamar Odom said Tuesday that he will not sit out the Clippers' season opener against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night at Staples Center. “Yeah, I'm playing,” Odom said. “And don't call it a comeback, either. I'll be ready to play.” Odom had sat out two weeks of practice because of a bone bruise in his left foot. He sat out the last five exhibition games. He last played Oct. 14, against the Miami Heat in Shanghai. Odom was acquired from the Dallas Mavericks to be the primary backup big man for starters Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.
May 4, 2013 |
Though the primary focus for the Clippers will be on re-signing Chris Paul and on whether the team keeps or releases Coach Vinny Del Negro, L.A. has other roster decisions to make as well. The players came in Saturday for their exit interviews with the front office a day after the Clippers were eliminated by the Memphis Grizzlies in a Western Conference first-round series. It was a Clippers team still coming to grips with having won the franchise's first-ever Pacific Division and finished with a team-best 56-26 record.
April 5, 2013 |
Danilo Gallinari, the Denver Nuggets' second-leading scorer, will be out for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a 95-94 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday. As Gallinari dribbled down the lane with less than four minutes and 30 seconds left in the second quarter, his knee buckled. Gallinari, who was not touched on the play, fell to the ground and appeared as though he was in immense pain. He had to be carried to the locker room.
April 20, 2013 |
Balloons in the Clippers' colors were hanging on Laker legend statues before the Clippers played the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday. When the news hit Twitter that the likenesses of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West and Chick Hearn had red and blue balloons attached to their limbs, Lakers fans were not pleased. The balloon prank wasn't the only jab that Clippers Nation took at the Lakers. Before the Clippers game, Coach Vinny Del Negro was asked if the Lakers have a chance against the Spurs in another first-round series.
May 3, 2012 |
On Saturday evening at Staples Center, the Clippers will play in their first playoff game in Los Angeles in six years. "Well, I think the place will be going nuts," NBA analyst Charles Barkley said on TNT's "Inside the NBA. " "You know, they haven't been to the playoffs in a long time and obviously with Lob City and Chris Paul and everything, they're very excitable. I think it's going to be a fantastic atmosphere. " The Clippers' first-round Western Conference playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies is tied at 1-1. Games 1 and 2 were played in Memphis.
May 28, 2013 |
The Memphis Grizzlies fell to the San Antonio Spurs, 93-86, in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night. Marc Gasol, like his brother, Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol, exited the postseason via a sweep by the Spurs. With the win, San Antonio advances to the NBA Finals for the fifth time in franchise history. The Spurs will play either the Miami Heat or the Indiana Pacers for the championship. Pau was on hand in Memphis to cheer on his younger sibling. Enjoying another game at the Forum in Memphis.
December 21, 2001 |
Shane Battier scored 21 points, including a tiebreaking jumper with 9.8 seconds left, and the visiting Memphis Grizzlies defeated New York, 90-88, Thursday night as the Knicks missed five shots in the final six seconds. It was the first victory in New York for the Grizzlies, who lost their previous five games at Madison Square Garden. Memphis won for only the second time this season on the road and dealt the Knicks their fifth loss in six games.