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Grizz vs. Jazz GameThread

Will competition bring out the best in the Grizzlies this evening?

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

This game should have a little bit different feel.

The Utah Jazz was everyone's sexy pick to be a Western Conference force this season. They have a darn good young core, they have a veteran bench, they have a good coach. The pieces seem to be in place for Utah to take the West by storm...perhaps at the expense of the Memphis Grizzlies.

That should light a fire under Memphis.

The Grizzlies were flat against the Sacramento Kings and played pretty poorly overall, and yet were still able to be in the game at the end. That will not be the case tonight. A lack of energy against Utah will be fatal, and it will come fast.

If Memphis can't get up for this one, with potential playoff seeding on the line? That's a real problem.

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Thanks to numberFire as always for the GameThread Game Preview! Go Memphis, beat Utah!