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Recapping the Enemy: Former Grizzlies light it up from 3

Where was this a few years ago?

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Over at GBB, we’re bringing back the Recapping the Enemy posts! And last night’s game was a shameful game to bring them back. Though it’s a meaningless game that doesn’t affect the standings one bit, former Grizzlies Ben McLemore and Jeff Green combined for 44 points on 14-17 (82.4%!!!) from the field and 9-11 (81.8%!!!) from 3. For reference, McLemore shot 42.1% from the field and 34.6% from deep in 56 games with the Grizzlies, and Green shot 42.9% overall and 33.6% from 3 in 98 outings with Memphis.

Are you kidding me?!

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First Half

It is nice to see Harden scoring with the ease.

Yes, we get it. James Harden is a maestro with the basketball in his hands. Though fans complain about his flopping, Harden is a generational talent that’s one of the best perimeter scorers we’ve ever seen. He’s bent the game of basketball in his favor, and he’s elevated as a consensus top-7 basketball player in the world.

Westbrook has been pretty bad tonight, if this is the guy he’s going to be

Don’t we love overreactions from scrimmages? Especially with players that haven’t played legit basketball games in four months ... Especially when one of those players is coming off COVID-19.

Relaaaaaax.

Second Half

The Dream Shake only tweeted three times in this scrimmage, and these are two of them:

(For one, if Jeff Green actually hurt Brandon Clarke, I would’ve been beyond livid. Way more livid than I was watching him play as a Grizzly).

And this ...

While Jeff Green carried a strong load of the Rockets’ offense in the first half, Ben McLemore played a large role in the team’s comeback in the fourth quarter. It seemed like whatever he threw up from 3 was going to fall in, a sight we never got to experience in Memphis.

Good for Houston fans for enjoying it.

It is nice having a reliable 3-point shooter. B3N!

It’s not going to be a good game when Jeff Green and Ben McLemore are doing this to your team — especially considering that James Harden scored 31 points.

But hey, it’s 2020 and scrimmage play! Things can get weird. There was a lot of positive energy from the Grizzlies’ side, despite the outcome, as Coach Jenkins praised the team’s competitive fire and their execution. While this game doesn’t count on the standings, they surely won’t just take the L. The Memphis Grizzlies wrap up scrimmage play against Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder, Solomon Hill and the Miami Heat on Tuesday afternoon at 1 PM CST.

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