In the weeks prior to the start of Orlando Summer League, I found myself and many others thinking that this would be the best Grizzlies Summer League we'd ever seen. I think it's becoming a safe assumption that we were correct. After coming back from being down as much as 17 points to the Orlando Blue team, the Memphis Grizzlies capped off their 3rd consecutive win in dramatic fashion on a Russ Smith sudden-death floater. It made for some decent entertainment in the month of July, and I'm definitely able to get myself irrationally excited over Russ Smith's performance.
Aside from enjoying the Grizzlies success I'm pretty thrilled to now have the term "sudden-death floater" in my toolbox.
Crash course on SL Point System:
Wins are worth 4 points, outscoring opponent in a quarter of play is worth 1 point for 8 possible points in each game.
I'm not going to break down every scenario here because let's not be crazy, but with Orlando White holding a 1 point edge for the 2-spot we obviously wouldn't be against them just losing their final game against Brooklyn at 2:00PM CT today. But all the Grizzlies actually need to do is win their game and outscore OKC in at least 3 quarters. That'll give them 7 points and the edge over Miami. No one else would be close enough to edge Memphis out of the top 2.
You know that Jordan Adams, Russ Smith and Jarnell Stokes want to take it all the way and avenge the DEVASTATING Grizzlies championship loss from last year.