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Memphis Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke (15) shoots against Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside (21) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Clarke leads Grizzlies to a 111-104 win over Trail Blazers

Feb. 13, 2020 12:01 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies cushioned their lead for the final playoff spot in the West on a night when Portland’s Damian Lillard injured his groin. Brandon Clarke matched his career high with 27 points, Ja Morant had 20 points and nine assists as the Grizzlies went into the...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) gestures after a basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Washington. The Grizzlies won 106-99. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Surprising Grizzlies ahead of team's rebuilding schedule

Feb. 10, 2020 5:20 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies' rebuilding plan is ahead of even the most optimistic schedule, They have won more games before the All-Star break than predicted and currently hold the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference standings. “We had high hopes for what this group could become,...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) gestures after a basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Washington. The Grizzlies won 106-99. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Morant posts 1st triple-double as Grizzlies drop Wizards

Feb. 9, 2020 10:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies believe their resilience helps them overcome rough shooting nights like Sunday. Having Ja Morant helps, too. Morant had 27 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his first career triple-double, and the Grizzlies shook off their 3-point woes in a 106-99 victory over...

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters (11) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet (20) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Grizzlies waive G Dion Waiters after trade from Heat

Feb. 9, 2020 6:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies waived guard Dion Waiters on Sunday, three days after acquiring him from the Miami Heat in a three-team trade also involving the Minnesota Timberwolves. Waiters had been suspended three times by the Heat this season, including a 10-game ban following a drug-related...

Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, left, goes up for a shot against Memphis Grizzlies' Jonas Valanciunas, center, and Ja Morant during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Korkmaz, Simmons lead 76ers past Grizzlies 119-107

Feb. 7, 2020 10:09 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 76ers needed to get back to their home court to get back on track. Furkan Korkmaz’s shooting helped, too. Korkmaz scored a career-high 34 points, Ben Simmons added 22 points and 10 assists and Philadelphia snapped a four-game losing streak with a 119-107 victory over the...

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Miami. The Heat won 137-106. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Heat, Grizzlies complete trade sending Iguodala to Miami

Feb. 6, 2020 8:13 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Each of the last nine NBA Finals have included either the Miami Heat or Andre Iguodala. They’d like to go there together now. Iguodala is about to get back on the floor, and the Heat are hoping that they’re closer to becoming legitimate contenders again. The trade sending...

Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) goes up to stop Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) from making a pass during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Morant leads short-handed Grizzlies past Mavericks, 121-107

Feb. 6, 2020 1:38 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies are making big strides on the court and significant moves off it. Ja Morant scored 21 points, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Tyus Jones added 19 apiece, and the short-handed Grizzlies beat the Dallas Mavericks 121-107 on Wednesday night to move over .500 for the first time this...

Golden State Warriors' D'Angelo Russell (0) passes as Cleveland Cavaliers' Darius Garland (10) watches in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Eyes on Russell, Iguodala, more as NBA trade deadline nears

Feb. 4, 2020 2:34 AM EST

It is the time of year when every injury report causes eyebrows to raise. D'Angelo Russell, not in Golden State’s lineup at Washington on Monday? Hmmm. Tristan Thompson, scratched by the Cleveland Cavaliers for their game against New York the same night? Interesting. That’s because it’s the...

Memphis Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas (17) shoots against Detroit Pistons forward Thon Maker (7) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Valanciunas scores 26, leads Grizzlies over Pistons 96-82

Feb. 4, 2020 12:20 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jonas Valanciunas relishes the chance to battle a worthy big man under the basket. “It’s always a pleasure to fight down low, and not chase the guys on the 3-point line,” the Memphis center said with a laugh. In a battle with Detroit's Andre Drummond, Valanciunas...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) make a move to the basket next to Memphis Grizzlies forward Solomon Hill (44) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Zion scores 24, Pelicans pound Memphis 139-111

Feb. 1, 2020 12:11 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson even surprised himself when he vaulted upward to snare an overthrown alley-oop lob with his left hand, switched the ball to his right hand and laid it in before tumbling across the baseline. “It was one of those things where I just tried to make something of it,...