Tonight the Memphis Grizzlies welcome in the Phoenix Suns to the FedEx Forum.
Well, you know what I'm going to say. Of course, with the Grizzlies coming off a tough loss to the Spurs on Saturday night, they get a "gift" in playing the sluggish Suns at home in order to help them get back on track.
Can we mark this one up as a "W"? Not so fa.. yeah, probably.
Look, we had the letdown game against the Nuggets, a game that many of us chatting here on the site could almost see coming. The Grizzlies were peaking, the Nuggets we nowhere near playing their best basketball. Tonight, though, we're coming off a tough loss -- one in which we should have had -- and the Suns are just playing some awful basketball, especially on defense.
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Marcin Gortat should pose a bit of a threat tonight, due to his size, but the problem with him is that he doesn't seem in sync right now, struggling on the offensive side of the ball. It got to the point where Jermaine O'Neal was getting minutes over him. That says a lot!
At point, the Suns have a gamer in Goran Dragic. The problem is, he's the kind of point guard who is better suited to be the third option, a play-making force, than your team's top guy. And, really, that's what he is. The best player on the Suns.
Michael Beasley has his moments, but those are now few and far between.
I do like Markieff Morris and his ability to stretch the floor as a big, but not enough to where it presents much of a mismatch.
To be honest, anything other than a double-digit win would feel like a huge disappointment right now. I'm stretching a bit here to find mismatches and challenges on the Suns side of the ball.
Jump in, guys, and give your thoughts in the comments section.
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