By phillipnaessens on August 24, 2014
Last season, the Memphis Grizzlies got off to a slow start and had to fight at the end to gain the seventh seed in the NBA Western Conference. They’ll need to get off to a quick start to their 2014-15 NBA campaign, and here are five early season games that are important.
The Indiana Pacers are reeling after a season-ending injury to All-Star Paul George. The ability to win road games is important, and this Halloween matchup against the Pacers will be a good way of sending a message that the Memphis Grizzlies are for real this season.
This early season contest is a rematch of their first round playoff series between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder. That series went seven games and was a battle from beginning to end. The Thunder is considered in some circles as favorites in the West. What better way for the Grizzlies to send a message than to beat the Thunder in Loud City on this nationally televised game?
The Houston Rockets' James Harden and Dwight Howard have been talking smack the entire offseason about how good the Rockets will be this season. This is a good early season opportunity for the Memphis Grizzlies to drop the hammer on “The Beard” and the “Weird” in the friendly confines of the FEDEXFORUM.
The FEDEXFORUM will be rocking when the Los Angeles Clippers come to town for a Sunday evening contest against the Memphis Grizzlies. This matchup is always a battle, and this will be another early season opportunity for the Grizzlies to send a message to the rest of the NBA Western Conference.
The Memphis Grizzlies are in the second game of a four-game Western road trip against the Portland Trailblazers and will provide a very worthy and exceptionally talented matchup for the Grizzlies. This is another early season opportunity for the Grizzlies to get a big win on the road and continue to send a message to the rest of the NBA Western Conference.
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