Memphis Clippers https://t.co/46iFVqgGX2— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) March 20, 2016
The Grizzlies will face the Suns and the Lakers back-to-back before playing twice against the Spurs. They will only play four of the remaining 12 games against teams with losing records. In order to secure a playoff spot, they should get those four wins unlike they did last week against Minnesota and Milwaukee. Holding on to the fifth spot, and meet the Clippers in the first round of the playoffs, will depend very much on the April performances against playoff teams. Toronto, Chicago, Dallas, Golden State (twice) and the Clippers will stay on the Grizzlies' way.
In order to win some of those games against playoff teams, Memphis need to improve in some areas particularly from long range. After a short stint with decent three point shooting percentages, Memphis is back to old habits ranking last in the league with a 28,5 per cent from distance during the March games. Only the Lakers have shot the ball worse from the perimeter this season. When the Grizzlies are accurate from downtown, they are a difficult team to beat. However, the stats do not look very promising.
The future in Phoenix
Regardless to Suns outcome, interim coach Earl Watson has gained strong respect from players. Two said consensus is players want him to stay— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) March 13, 2016