The Memphis Grizzlies are in hell right now.
They're in the home of the San Antonio Spurs playing the biggest game of their season. The winner of tonight's contest will have a stranglehold on the series, and Memphis is in hostile territory. In a sea of black and silver there will be drops of Beale Street Blue, but make no mistake- the Grizzlies are not in FedExForum anymore.
That is the bad news.
The good news is that for ten quarters of basketball, the Grizzlies have competed with the San Antonio Spurs. Over the last 2.5 games, Memphis has outscored San Antonio 260-242. The Grizzlies have both beaten the Spurs by double digits and in a nail-biting instant classic. They have shown they can play with the best in the NBA.
They just have to do it at their place now. And if they can, they can climb out of hell and in to a Game Six heavenly opportunity back home.
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Go Memphis, beat San Antonio!