Memphis Grizzlies News – 2013 Grizzlies Updates
3/26/13 - Memphis is one of the hottest teams in the League right now. The Grizzlies recently clinched their third consecutive Playoff berth and have won 9 of their last 13. The team announced today that NBA Playoff
tickets for Home Games 1 and 2 of the First Round will go on sale Saturday, April 6. Memphis Grizzlies Playoff tickets for Home Games 1 and 2 are currently averaging $186 and $160 (in that order), one of the cheapest in the NBA. In comparison tickets to see the Los Angeles Clippers
at FedEx Forum will cost you $155 on average; with the 3-4-5 seeds up for grabs, the Grizzlies will likely be playing for home-court advantage in the first round of the Playoffs.
Since leaving Vancouver after the end of the 2000-01 season, the Memphis Grizzlies have quietly built themselves into one of the better squads in the NBA
. Although falling back a bit after winning their first postseason series in 2010-11, the Grizzlies are in the middle of the Western Conference pack, behind the surprising LA Clippers. Defense has become the Grizzlies hallmark; the team is first overall in the NBA in points allowed at 89.5 points per game. However, the team is towards the bottom of the league in team offense, averaging just a little over 93 points per game in scoring. Forward Zech Randolph is leading the squad in points per game, while point guard Mike Conley (an Ohio State product) has been quite effective in getting the ball to the frontline scorers. Defensively, the Grizzlies are led by center Marc Gasol (brother of Lakers star Pau), who is averaging 1.7 blocks per game and is second in rebounding. Additional contributions are coming from guard Tony Allen, as well as Tayshaun Prince and Jerryd Bayless. Coach Lionel Hollins has been effective at turning the Grizzlies into a top defensive squad; the Fedex Forum
faithful have to be hoping for a deep run in this season's playoffs.
Leading up to the 2013 NBA Playoffs, Memphis Grizzlies tickets average $62 at FedEx Forum in Tennessee. Key upcoming games on the Grizzlies schedule include matchups with the Oklahoma city Thunder
, Boston Celtics
, Houston Rockets
, San Antonio Spurs
, and Los Angeles Clippers. Basketball fans in Memphis looking to score cheap Grizzlies tickets will find tickets under $5 in the upper level at many home games. On the road, the Grizzlies tickets average $94, $32 more per ticket than at home. That difference in Memphis Grizzlies tickets prices is largely due to upcoming road games in huge basketball markets like Los Angeles and New York.