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Mar 4, 2010

Topsy Turvy Bear Power

It was looking like a repeat of last year. In mid-March my fiance, at the time, and I went down to Memphis and caught 2 games plus 1 road game in New Orleans. The Grizz lost all three games. It was especially sad to lose the big game in New Orleans after a near victory against Denver. And the first game we saw in FedEx ranks as one of the 3 or 4 worst sporting events I'd ever seen. That was a pathetic beat down by the Portland Trailblazers. It looked awfully like the 3rd quarter Monday night against Portland this year!

But a new history is being written by these Grizzlies.
Already they've set their home win record in January. Now they just set a new away win record with a 5th straight in New Orleans!

It is strange that, while accomplishing this franchise road victory record, they have begun a really nasty home loss streak. They've all but lost the playoff hopes. It's going to be a tough battle to surpass both Houston and one more team to get into the 8th spot. Either way this team is overachieving definitely.

I got to see them live for the first time since Pre-Season this past weekend at the Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. Definitely this was a great game that the Grizzlies ran away with. Al Harrington, David Lee, and Eddie House made good efforts to keep them in it but it wasn't enough.
Tracy McGrady is fading into the sunset and Sergio Rodriguez just isn't a primetime point guard. The Knicks fans said Darko Milicic and Jordan Hill just weren't able to get time because they were behind the rotation with so many better players in front of them. I don't know what players they were talking about other than David Lee.

Let me say one last thing for now. The Grizzlies face the San Antonio Spurs at home Saturday night. We've always played them tough. Right now they are on a slide falling well below the records of Oklahoma City, Denver, Dallas, and Utah. If the Grizzlies can snap that home loss streak with this win then there is still hope for a post-season.
And there is more than that. There is great hope for next season. Regardless, the Grizzlies are on their way up and should bottle what they got going on these win streaks and just live off it for the next couple years. It will always be Topsy Turvy and Memphis mayhem. But it's legit.

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