Balanced Scoring Pushes Memphis Grizzlies Past Sacramento Kings

By Andy Schmidt
Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

The Memphis Grizzlies have made some trades this season that could be called questionable. Memphis went into Tuesday night’s game with the Sacramento Kings trying to keep up their winning ways even after making those moves. The Grizzlies had four players score in double figures during a 108-101 win over the Kings. Memphis is now 33-18 on the season and is coasting their way towards the playoffs.

It is hard for any team to lose when they shoot way over 50 percent like the Grizzlies did for the night and having two players score more than 20 points doesn’t hurt. Memphis is now 21-8 at home for the year and it is obvious that this is a team that will be nearly impossible to beat at home in the playoffs when that point is reached in April. When you can run players like Marc Gasol, Mike Conley and Tony Allen out on the floor night after night, it makes life very difficult for your opponent even after trading Rudy Gay away.

Memphis is in a battle for the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference right now and with the Denver Nuggets fighting Memphis for that spot and having an even more dominant home record, this race means everything to those teams as they could find themselves playing each other. Sacramento is falling deeper and deeper into the basement in the conference and should have a ton of ping pong balls to watch for at the National Basketball Association lottery in May. This is a big win for the Grizzlies at home and the team had better find a way to win their remaining home contests this year.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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