It is time to panic in Memphis?
Well, after having lost their third straight game, this time to Denver, 99-94, it feels like the "dream season" is getting back to being just a ho-hum type of season instead.
The Grizzlies have now lost three straight, with this being yet another loss to the Nuggets. It wasn't pretty across the board for the starters, as Mike Conley had just four assists to five turnovers, Marc Gasol shot just 2-of-10 from the floor, Rudy Gay was 0-of-4 from the 3-point line, Zach Randolph was just 5-of-12 from the floor, with zero free-throw attempts, and so on and so forth.
There was, really, nothing to like about the Grizzlies performance.
I suppose we can give a nod to the bench who scored 33 points, which is pretty good considering their showings of late.
Really, there is some cause for concern, seeing as the Grizzlies haven't really found that early-season rhythm in some weeks. Wins or loses alike.
There's something to say about how the Griz have failed to be all that aggressive, getting to the line just 10 times in this one. I mean, we could go on and on about how disappointing they've been, really. Just, bad, of late.
I know we haven't played well in Denver, which is no excuse, but I can't help but think that as we head into Utah we're nowhere near the team we were when we beat the Lakers, Thunder, Heat and Knicks in the month of November. Just, bad basketball all around, of late.
It's going to be a bit of a struggle to get the Grizzlies back on track, and it all starts with getting the triumvirate of Gay-Gasol-Randolph on the same page. Something Lionel Hollins really needs to work on.
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