Blazers Beat the Grizzlies: The Haiku of Defeat

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The isolation!

They just couldn't run a play;

They cleared out and lost.

Here's your box score:



Now, obviously, the haiku is complaining about isolation, but don't read that as an indictment of Rudy Gay. If the Grizzlies hadn't missed the last ten shots of the game -- seriously: they missed all ten of the last ten shots they took in the fourth quarter -- Rudy wouldn't have been in a situation where he had 2.3 seconds to try and make something happen with a contested jumper. The Grizzlies played hard tonight, but they made no shots.

At halftime, the Grizzlies were shooting 51.3%. They ended the game shooting 39.5%. That second half -- Marreese Speights' 18 second-half points notwithstanding -- was ugly.

We'll have some more in-depth recap coverage of this one later. For now, let's release some of our Grizzly angst with a haiku or two.

You can check out Blazer's Edge for the (probably cheerful) Portland reaction.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Grizzly Bear Blues

You must be a member of Grizzly Bear Blues to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Grizzly Bear Blues. You should read them.

Join Grizzly Bear Blues

You must be a member of Grizzly Bear Blues to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Grizzly Bear Blues. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker