Sadly, last night is the last night I'll be able to watch until there's a nationally televised game.
Such a crappy game to leave on.
There’s a leak in the boat. And now a Bear wants to get in.
The Grizzlies haven’t come out of the gate gangbusters this season as they adjust to a new offensive scheme under a new coach. (and the fact Zach Randolph was a little fat) They now stand at 2-2, having beaten the Pistons in overtime and beating the pretty bad Boston Celtics on Monday.
The Pelicans arrive in Memphis having been unable to string more than a pair of good quarters together in any game outside of the Bobcats blowout. The team almost doesn’t seem to know what to do with the big leads it jumps out to, and by the third quarter, it’s Dumb Zone-city and the team starts jacking mid-range shots. At least, anyone not named Anthony Davis does.
Tonight, it may be more of the same. Conley and Tony Allen are stellar perimeter defenders, and Prince is at least decent out there still. They will make things hard, and all Pelicans guards not named Brian Roberts have shown they are happy in the second half to pull up for jumpers rather than fight to the rim. Or they run that most easy of plays – the pick and pop for a 20 footer. You know why that is easy? Because shooting a 20 footer is dumb, and good defenses know that.
So let’s get to the keys of the game other than “go to the rim in the second half, please”:
Let’s hope they can get back on track tonight. Enjoy the game!
Don’t forget that we’re hosting a watch party at Tracey’s Bar tonight. 2604 Magazine St.
Wing specials, beer specials, lots of Pelicans fans, and basketball on a bunch of TVs.