The Memphis Grizzlies were humbled on Saturday night.
Turns out it takes more than belief to win basketball games. It takes defense, and converting easy offensive opportunities, and playing a complete game and not just a complete half.
Starting fast isn't enough. You have to finish strong.
Hopefully the message was received loud and clear by Mike Conley and Zach Randolph, in particular. Certainly they were focuses of the Spurs defensive schemes, but even with that being considered 8-27 shooting from two of the three best players on the healthy roster isn't going to cut it against San Antonio. David Fizdale and his staff needs to find a way to help those to get going, or else it is going to be another long, but this time late, night for Grizzlies fans.
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Go Memphis, beat San Antonio!