Memphis Grizzlies Road Schedule in 2013-14
The Memphis Grizzlies are on the prowl for victories this season as
they hit the road and take on some of the best teams in the Western Conference throughout the 2013-14 campaign. The Grizzlies
play in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference, a division that some teams that will be tough to take down this
season. The Grizzlies finished second in the divisional standings in 2012-13 and earned the fifth seed in the conference playoffs.
The team made a nice playoff run, making it all the way to the Conference Finals. Though the team was knocked out of the race
by the San Antonio Spurs, their appearance in the West Finals should serve as a valuable experience. This team is ready to
rise to the top in 2013-14, and it's going to take some big wins on the road to make it happen.
The Grizzlies will certainly
be looking forward to heading to San Antonio this season to exact their revenge on the Spurs. Not only did San Antonio knock
Memphis out of the playoffs last season, but they also regularly finish atop the Southwest Division standings. A few victories
in San Antonio this season would give this Memphis team the confidence that could take them to the top of the standings in
2013-14. The Grizzlies will also travel to other cities around the country, such as Houston and Dallas, to face formidable
division foes. It should be a great season of Grizzlies hoops one again.
Memphis Grizzlies Team Info
Memphis Grizzlies are a member of the Southwest Division, a division that also features the Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs,
Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans. The Grizzlies made it all the way to the Western Conference Finals last season
before being swept by the San Antonio Spurs. That was the best playoff result the franchise has ever experienced, and the
team will be looking to at least equal that again this time around. Memphis has an advantage over most teams they play against
down low thanks to their big man duo of Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. Randolph is a load to handle in the paint, as he uses
his strength and supreme skill level to score at will against defenders that are not prepared to do battle. Randolph is capable
of putting up huge games, something that can truly swing a playoff series. His frontcourt mate, Marc Gasol, is a top interior
defender, evidenced by his winning the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award last season. Gasol has gotten himself into
great shape since entering the NBA and is one of the more versatile centers in the league. Gasol can score with crafty moves
around the bucket, pass out of the post with the best of them, rebound ball and defending at an elite level. Add into the
mix underrated point guard Mike Conley, and you've got a trio that is capable of taking this team as far as they want to go.
When it comes to the National Basketball Association, fans know that they're going to see elite
level basketball every time they attend a game. Grizzlies fans love to get out to FedEx to see all the biggest home games,
but the most dedicated fans even make it out to some road games every season. The Grizzlies need the support of their fans
the most when they're away from home, and the experience is quite different for fans than it is at home games. Be there to
see the Grizz silence a hostile crowd as they take the lead in the fourth quarter and seal the victory.
Did you know that Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol was actually traded to Memphis in a deal that
was built around sending his brother to the Los Angeles Lakers?
That's right - Marc Gasol had not yet established himself
as an NBA player and was not considered to be nearly the equal of his older sibling. At the time the Gasol trade was viewed
as one of the most one-sided deals in NBA history, but the development of the younger Gasol brother went on to balance out
the deal much better as time went on.
Memphis Grizzlies History
The Memphis Grizzlies first joined the
NBA in 1995 as the Vancouver Grizzlies, one of two Canadian teams to enter the league that year. The franchise eventually
moved to Memphis, where they've built a strong fan following that is one of the most loyal groups of fans you'll find in the
country. The Grizzlies first made the playoffs under the leadership if Pau Gasol, but the team struggled to win a postseason
series. The team would eventually break through, and made it all the way to the Conference Finals in 2012-13. The team is
eagerly awaiting its first NBA Finals appearance, something that could be on the horizon for this club.