Western Conference Standings
|Golden State Warriors||47||39-8||0|
|Portland Trail Blazers||49||33-16||7|
|Los Angeles Clippers||49||33-16||7|
|San Antonio Spurs||49||31-18||9|
|Phoenix Suns||50||28-22||12 1/2|
|New Orleans Pelicans||49||26-23||14|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||49||25-24||15|
|Denver Nuggets||50||19-31||21 1/2|
|Los Angeles Lakers||49||13-36||27|
The Memphis Grizzlies are now only three games behind the #1 seeded Golden State Warriors. Zach Randolph and Co. continue their tear through the league, mauling a host of Western Conference teams in the past week to rack up the 3rd highest winning total in the NBA. The lot of four games for Memphis heading into the All-Star break leaves me no reason to think that the Grizzlies aren't watching Marc Gasol show off his skills in New York while sitting on 40 wins.
- Friday at Minnesota - Trap game yada yada ... they're awful. As long as Kevin Martin doesn't go for 50 pts I don't see this being too much of a problem.
- Sunday vs. Atlanta - Here's the big test. The Grizz were smoked pretty good by the Hawks in their last meeting. The home crowd at the Grindhouse will need to be on their game just as much as the Grizzlies.
- Tuesday vs. Brooklyn - I have no reason to believe that Lionel Hollins comes into Memphis and steals a win.
- Wednesday at Oklahoma City - You know they'll be mad, but after seeing Memphis squash them under their thumbs recently, I just don't think OKC will be catching the Grizzlies off guard. But there's always the chance that Durant returns (specifically for this game, right?) and lifts the Thunder.
Recaps of games that affected the Grizzlies playoff standings last night:
Previews of games that will affect the Grizzlies playoff standings tonight: