The Weakest Crowd? 

“Of the 16 teams in the playoffs, Memphis has the weakest crowds,” said Denver Post NBA beat writer Marc Spears, appearing this morning on Sports-56 WHBQ’s "The Morning Rush."

The Grizzlies rank 26th of 30 teams in the NBA in per-game attendance, but that isn’t what Spears was talking about. He meant noise, passion, energy.

“I don’t see why Memphis crowds shouldn’t be like the ones in Sacramento,” Spears said, referring the cowbell-banging crazies that have made Sacramento’s Arco Arena one of the league’s better homecourt advantages over the past decade.

Well, tonight is the last chance to prove Spears wrong before the playoffs start, as the Grizzlies play their final regular-season home game against the Los Angeles Clippers on “fan appreciation night.” Tipoff is 7 p.m. and the game is not televised, so there’s only one way to see it.

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