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Memphis Grizzlies Hope to Grind Out Wins
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On May 3, 2012 @ 6:54 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Tony Allen took time away from managing his Twitter feed to peruse the final box score at his locker. The defensive ace noted that the win on Wednesday night was vintage Grizzlies.
“Look, [The Clippers] had 21 turnovers and we had 16 offensive rebounds,” Allen said. “Bump and grind.”
The playoffs are often a parade of anomalies, Game 1 between the Grizzlies and Clippers being a classic example. But in Game 2, the Grizzlies doubled down on their assets as a team, and rode those strengths to a win.
Over the course of the season, the Grizzlies ranked third in offensive rebounding, and they grabbed 16 of them on Wednesday night.
“When you outrebound a team like we did, and get 16 offensive rebounds, it’s huge,” Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins said. “We had 18 second-chance points.”
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