Submitted by ltorrell on December 28, 2011 - 11:08pm
OJ talks about the home opener vs. OKC and making improvements.
Submitted by ltorrell on December 28, 2011 - 11:05pm
Marc talks about the first two games of the season and the loss to OKC.
Submitted by ltorrell on December 28, 2011 - 11:04pm
Rudy talks about the loss to OKC.
Submitted by ltorrell on December 28, 2011 - 11:02pm
Jeremy Pargo talks about his first NBA game and the home opener vs. OKC.
Submitted by ltorrell on December 28, 2011 - 10:55pm
Z-Bo talks about Jeremy Pargo and the home opener against OKC.
Submitted by ltorrell on December 28, 2011 - 10:23pm
Coach Hollins talks about the loss to OKC in the Grizzlies' home opener.
Thunder 98, Grizzlies 95
December 28, 2011
How fitting that the Grizzlies home opener at FedExForum begins with the same Oklahoma City Thunder team that it ended against last May. A 95-83 Grizzlies' win that day that forced a Game 7 in their Western Conference semifinals matchup against the Thunder. While Oklahoma City would go on to advance to the conference finals, their matchup against the Grizzlies was the start of the NBA's newest rivalry featuring two of the league's young, yet talented teams. This is the first of four meetings between the two clubs, who will play twice in the season's first 16 days.
The Grizzlies have more to prove this season than ever before.
As the Grizzlies’ charter flight from Oklahoma City landed at Wilson Air Center on the evening of May 15, Rudy Gay looked out the window, grabbed his camera, and took a snapshot of the thousands of Memphis’ fans gathered to welcome the team back from their Game 7 loss to Oklahoma City in the Western Conference semifinals.