Gay Ready for a ‘Taste’ of the playoffs
Rudy Gay just smiles when he hears the question.
Other people forget. But the Grizzlies’ forward has been reminded of never having appeared in the playoffs every step of his comeback journey this season. So when a reporter asks — like one did Wednesday night — if these final regular-season games feel like playoff basketball, Gay’s answer indicates part of this motivation.
“I still haven’t had a taste,” Gay said. “I still feel like I’m trying to make the playoffs.”
Barring injury or a major collapse by the Griz in their final nine games, Gay’s first crack at postseason hoops is little more than two weeks away. Gay made sure the Griz inched closer to clinching a playoff berth by tossing in a season-high 32 points in a 104-93 victory over the Phoenix Suns in FedExForum.