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Grizz ride good chemistry flow into All-Star break

Grizz ride good chemistry flow into All-Star break

The Memphis Grizzlies head into the All-Star break with a 33-18 record after a win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday – their third straight home victory.

The 108-101 victory at FedExForum leaves the Grizzlies undefeated this season (16-0) when scoring 100 points.

Lately, it's all been about team chemistry.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Sports

Braves reject 'screaming Indian' logo

Braves reject 'screaming Indian' logo

Atlanta (CNN) -- In the end, the Braves are keeping with tradition - as in the signature 'A' that is the team's logo.

MLB.com posted a photo of the new navy blue batting practice caps with a red and white scripted 'A.' The team will wear those hats at spring training, which starts Tuesday.

The Braves said a decision on the batting caps had not been made yet when a potential design was leaked several weeks ago. That design drew ire for its "screaming Indian" logo.

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  • Written by Moni Basu/CNN
  • Category: Sports

MIAA crowns champions at FedExForum

MIAA crowns champions at FedExForum

With city titles on the line, as well as bragging rights, the Memphis area AA and AAA teams walked into FedExForum in hopes of exiting as MIAA City Champions on Saturday.

The crowd was a little scarce at the start of the Mitchell vs Trezevant game that tipped off around 5:45 pm. Mitchell wasted no time in setting the tone, jumping out to an early lead and was up 21-9 after the first quarter. The Tigers went on to defeat the Bears 73-59 for the AA crown.

Gavin Robinson was named MVP for the Tigers.

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Revamped Grizz flash sign of chemistry

Revamped Grizz flash sign of chemistry

Fans were wondering how long it would take for new players Tayshaun Prince, Austin Day and Ed Davis to gel with the "grit and grind" philosophy of the Memphis Grizzlies in the post Rudy-Gay era.

With back-to-back wins at home, the Grizzlies (32-18) are getting back on track to running a tight offense and making important defensive plays that add up to wins.

On Friday (Feb. 8), the Grizzlies defeated the Golden State Warriors 99-93, sweeping the series. Despite Warriors' guard Stephen Curry's 32 points and David Lee's 26 points, the Grizzlies came out victorious. Marc Gasol led the way recording his ninth double-double of the season, with 20 points and 11 rebounds. NBA All-Star Zach Randolph pitched in 16 points and 12 rebounds, hitting his thirtieth double-double of the year.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Sports

Which Tiger team will show up on Saturday?

Which Tiger team will show up on Saturday?

If someone wanted to make excuses for the University of Memphis Tigers, they could say, "Well, it was a road game." Sure it was, but coming off last Saturday's 94-64 victory over Tulsa, a more worthy adversary, Memphis' most recent victory was far from an inspiring performance.

On the road in Dallas, the Tigers came away with a very unimpressive win (60-52) against a middle of the road C-USA opponent – Southern Methodist University – on Wednesday night.

SMU's Mustangs only had the lead once in the game and it was during the first few minutes of the contest. Yet, the Tigers allowed the Mustangs to hang around late in the game.

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Grizz lose back to back amid hunt for consistency

Grizz lose back to back amid hunt for consistency

The Memphis Grizzlies are trying to work their way back to grit-and-grind basketball and apparently it's going to take some time.

After back-to-back losses and the All-Star Game break looming, the Grizzlies are a team experiencing the pain associated with attempting to regroup and grow on the fly.

On Wednesday, Memphis suffered a 103-92 loss on the road to the Atlanta Hawks. The day before (Feb. 5), the Phoenix Suns took them down (96-90) at the FedExForum.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Sports

Grizz players, execs and fans groove at gala for St. Jude

Grizz players, execs and fans groove at gala for St. Jude

The thought of Glen – a former patient at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and a huge Grizzlies fan – brought tears to the eyes of many at the Fourth Annual Grizz Gala at the Gold Strike Casino Resort last Saturday.

The annual fundraiser was designed with children such as Glen in mind. Glen recently lost his bout with cancer, a sobering fact noted in a letter read to the crowd during the event. One couple agreed that they would celebrate the rest of the night for Glen and his life.

Sold out for the second consecutive year, the blue-tie affair gave fans the opportunity to join the Grizzlies in one of the team's ongoing expressions of community giving.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Sports

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