Record: 32 - 23
Last Week's Rank: 10
Last Week's Results: W @ Oklahoma City 94-85, (Mon); W vs. Golden State 98-94, (Tue); L @ Dallas 85-95, (Wed); W @ Miami 97-82, (Fri); W vs. Dallas 94-89, (Sat)
This Week: vs. LA Clippers, Monday (4/9); vs. Phoenix, Wednesday (4/11); @ San Antonio, Thursday (4/12); vs. Utah, Saturday (4/14); @ New Orleans, Sunday (4/15)
The most brutal home stretch in the NBA starts this week for the Grizzlies who'll play five games in the next seven nights. And if playing nearly every night weren't bad enough, Memphis travels to Oklahoma City, hosts Miami, and has a pair of games against a Dallas team in survivor mode. Good luck with that. We've long championed the Grizzlies cause, calling them a “dark horse” contender all season; this week we'll find out how elite this team is. —Sean Evans