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Pete's Perspective: Grizzlies respond in Game 3
July 11, 2016, Las Vegas, NV -- Monday afternoon, the Memphis Grizzlies responded to their 106-62 loss to Denver with an appropriately gritty 85-81 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
After falling behind early due to a spate of turnovers, the Grizzlies found their footing and tied the game at 38 by halftime. An improbable four-point play on a desperation three-try from Andrew Harrison at the end of the third quarter had the Grizzlies up 65-63.
Rookie guard Wade Baldwin IV, who struggled throughout the first half, found his offensive rhythm in the second half, playing more under control and getting to the free throw line. Baldwin was a perfect 7 for 7 from the line en route to 13 points, eleven of which came in the second half.
Even more noteworthy was the play of D.J. Stephens who overcame the constant mispronunciation of his name to convert an array of high-flying dunks that had the Cox Pavilion crowd gasping in surprise and amazement.
The former Memphis Tiger, and more pointedly, Milwaukee Buck, threw down 21 points on 9 of 13 shooting and finished at a +7.
Vince Hunter continued to make a case for a training camp invitation. The 6-8 forward from UTEP continued his high-energy play. He racked up 17 points, seven rebounds and a pair of blocked shots off the bench.
Head coach David Fizdale, without the benefit of JaMychal Green, subbed Shaq Goodwin into the starting lineup, but that move failed to provide dividends. And after a strong first game against the D-League Select team, Andrew Harrison continued to struggle, shooting just 2 of 4. However, he did post six assists.
The Grizzlies await their next game. They would play as early as Wednesday unless they are one of the top eight seeds in the field. Seeding is determined by record, quarters won and point differential.
The Grizzlies will practice tomorrow. For the latest information, keep checking Grizzlies.com. -- Pete Pranica
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