The Memphis Grizzlies return home from a four-game road trip to host the New York Knicks tonight at FedExForum and rookie guard O.J. is coming back to town an emerging star. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. and Chris Herrington breaks down the game at Beyond the Arc.
The Grizzlies open their regular season Wednesday night in Houston. To get a handle on where the young Grizzlies stand heading into the season, Chris Herrington talked to head coach Marc Iavaroni about who is likely to get minutes and how the parts fit. Read the wide-ranging interview with Iavaroni at Beyond the Arc, the Flyer's Grizzlies blog.
1. O.J. Mayo Breaks Out: Through the first three pre-season games, rookie O.J. Mayo struggled a little with his shot, going 14-41 from the floor and 2-14 from three-point line, a string of performances that didn't look much like the deadly shooter seen in summer league and again in practice. But he found his stroke tonight.
Mayo scored 26 points in 30 minutes on 10-17 shooting and 6-8 from downtown. Not only was every make a jumper, only one of the 17 attempts was from within seven feet of the basket ...