Grizzlies Play Best When Facing Adversity?
So how does (Rudy) Gay respond on a night like tonight? With Caron Butler out for the series, he should be able to do whatever he likes. But that doesn’t mean playing isolation basketball and trying to create off the dribble. That means running and cutting and scrapping for rebounds and blocking shots.
For the last two days, the Grizzlies have been sticking with a familiar mantra: They’re a team that plays best when faced with adversity.
That’s a nice thing to say, when adversity arrives as emphatically as it did Sunday. We’re about to find out if it’s true.
The same goes for the fan base, while I’m at it. Everyone knows what maniacs Grizzlies fans can be. But what’s the building going to be like after Sunday’s stunner? Did the meltdown weaken the civic belief?