The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Portland to face the Trail Blazers in an Easter showdown. Can the Grizz beat them for the second time in a week?
The Memphis Grizzlies straight fooled the Trail Blazers last Wednesday. The whole game was an early Aprils Fools joke.
Wade Baldwin played a great game for Portland. After about four years away from the NBA, MarShon Brooks balled out and won the game for the Grizzlies. Memphis actually won their second game in a row.
What a crazy night.
Could it be even crazier as the Grizzlies look to fool the Blazers again?
Last time out, the Blazers were without their floor general, and you could tell. They faltered in the fourth quarter — a time known as “Dame Time.” CJ McCollum was tasked with a heavy load, as you can tell when he dropped 36 points.
This game, the Grizzlies will be tasked with stopping Damian Lillard, which isn’t an easy feat. With Mike Conley, Tyreke Evans and Andrew Harrison out, it’ll be extremely difficult to slow him down. Maybe — just maybe — Kobi Simmons and Marquis Teague could have the games of their lives.
Dame might go for 50 though, so you might want to tune in if you like him.
MarShon Brooks has been a walking bucket since making his return to the NBA.
Though he’s been out of the league for four years, it’s like he never left. In his two games back in the league, Brooks has scored 21 and 24 points, respectively.
Right now, he’s listed as questionable right now for an ankle injury. It probably has to do with this video:
Anyways, MarShon Brooks is going to be a fascinating storyline for the next two weeks. Will he receive a longer deal? Will the Grizzlies even look to retain him?
If they could nab him for the roster next season, they’ll have more wing depth, as Brooks is proving himself as a shooter, shot creator and a bucket-getter.