Memphis Grizzlies News – 2013 Grizzlies Updates
11/12/13 - So far this season, the Grizz have picked up a win-one-lose-one pattern game in and game out. Last week Memphis fell to the Pacers (95-70) on the road, lengthening Indiana’s undefeated start, and the week before they had a convincing victory over the Warriors (108-90). Tomorrow they have a chance to snap out of the hot and cold play, in one of the most anticipated games for Grizzlies fans this year. A potential win over the Toronto Raptors comes Nov 13, when forward Rudy Gay returns to “The Grindhouse” for the first time since being traded to Toronto. Gay was such an integral member of the team, fans may be conflicted whether to cheer or jeer upon his return—get in for as low as $1 to be there—unbeatable!
8/26/13 - The Memphis Grizzlies ended the 2013 NBA Playoffs with a Western Conference Finals
appearance; it was their best season ever. Returning players on the Grizzlies roster include Defensive Player of the Year Marc Gasol, Tony Allen, Mike Conley, and Zach Randolph. The four will be joined by Mike Miller from the Miami Heat who was the biggest signing for the Grizzlies this offseason. Memphis Grizzlies vs. Miami Heat tickets in early April are the most expensive this season at FedEx Forum, averaging $204. A Western Conference Semifinals rematch against the OKC Thunder mid-January is the second most expensive game at $184
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.
Memphis Grizzlies 2013 Season
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.