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Memphis Grizzlies (22-60)


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vs. Det 
W 130-117
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@ Min 
L 94-113
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@ OKC 
L 123-137
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Injuries, lack of continuity lead to dismal Grizzlies season

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) A season that opened with such promise for the Grizzlies wound up as one of the franchise's worst since moving to Memphis.

The Grizzlies couldn't have started better than 5-1, sitting near the top of the Western Conference standings with a pair of early wins over the Houston Rockets and a home victory over the Golden State Warriors. By the end, the Grizzlies' hopes of an eighth straight postseason appearance turned to hopefully landing a top two pick in June's NBA draft.

When the injuries started, most notably what wound up a season-ending left heel-Achilles tendon injury to point guard Mike Conley, the season imploded. And kept getting worse through multiple double-digit losing streaks. The first long slide cost coach David Fizdale his job after a short tenure and leaving interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff at the helm.

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Leaders
Points: MarShon Brooks20.1
Rebounds: JaMychal Green8.4
Assists: Tyreke Evans5.2
FG%: Tyreke Evans45.2%
Steals: MarShon Brooks1.57
Blocks: Marc Gasol1.38
Defense (Rank)
Points: 105.5 (13)
Rebounds: 42.5 (9)
Assists: 22.1 (9)
FG%: 46.2% (16)
FT%: 76.9% (17)
3P%: 36.8% (21)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 99.3 (29)
Rebounds: 40.5 (29)
Assists: 21.5 (27)
FG%: 44.4% (27)
FT%: 78.6% (6)
3P%: 35.2% (25)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xyz-Houston 65 17 .793 --
x-New Orleans 48 34 .585 17.0
x-San Antonio 47 35 .573 18.0
Dallas 24 58 .293 41.0
Memphis 22 60 .268 43.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/6/2018 Marquis Teague Waived
4/6/2018 Omari Johnson Signed as Free Agent
4/3/2018 Marquis Teague Signed for the Rest of the Season
3/28/2018 Briante Weber 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
3/27/2018 Brice Johnson Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/5/2018 Jarell Martin Sore left ankle
4/3/2018 Wayne Selden Jr. Sore right knee
4/3/2018 Chandler Parsons Sore knees
4/1/2018 JaMychal Green Sore knee
3/27/2018 Andrew Harrison Sore right wrist/left shoulder
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