After just one week, there’s been a shake-up at the top of our weekly NBA power rankings, with the Miami Heat falling from the top spot and the Memphis Grizzlies rising to No. 1 status. Here’s how we see the NBA, from top to bottom:
Apparently determined to avoid the early season struggles that have plagued them for years, the Memphis Grizzlies have gotten off to the best 16-game start in team history and own the best record in the NBA.
Blowing a 14-point fourth-quarter lead to their division rivals, the Memphis Grizzlies missed out on a chance to make an early statement.
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich made a seemingly logical decision to sit four of his top players at the end of a six-game road trip to better prepare for a showdown with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Gregg Popovich rested his top four scorers tonight against the Miami Heat (Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green), sending them home to San Antonio to prepare for the Spurs’ next game against the Western Conference leading Memphis Grizzlies. NBA Commissioner David Stern had this to say, “I apologize to all NBA fans. [...]
MEMPHIS — On the second night of back-to-back road games, Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey was happy his team trailed the Memphis Grizzlies, the NBA’s hottest team, by just a point at halftime Wednesday night at the FedExForum.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Marreese Speights had 18 points and 12 rebounds to help the Memphis Grizzlies to their third straight win, a 103-82 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.
Jerryd Bayless wasn’t at his best as he replaced point guard Mike Conley in the Memphis Grizzlies’ last game, but he came up big at the end.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rudy Gay scored 21 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Lakers 106-98 on Friday night to take back the NBA’s best record for themselves once again.