Clay Bailey @claybailey9 Here are your officials for Grizzlies vs. Raptors both with heritage in Canada. James Capers Mitchell Ervin Robert Hussey. Somewhere in the upper Midwest, @badunclep has some kind of turkey joke about this crew. – 7:50 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies Taylor Jenkins on Desmond Bane’s more featured role as defenses gear towards Ja: Des has been “big time” and he plays within the offense. They called plays for him to be a playmaker, and he runs the floor really well. He’s put in a lot of work to grow as a 3-level scorer – 6:26 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies I asked Taylor Jenkins about the Raptors’ sizable lineups and the challenges and opportunities it poses. He said creates 50/50 opportunities in offensive rebounds and in transition. They want to create mismatches with pacing, rather than matchup – 6:25 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies Taylor Jenkins says the Raptors defensive pressure puts an emphasis on ball security — whether they’re going man or zone. They want to emphasize spacing in that regard – 6:22 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies Taylor Jenkins first saw the Ja Morant Nike commercial in a college basketball game, and said it was a special moment for everyone – 6:21 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM “It’s not going to be a smooth rise for them,” Precious Achiuwa said. “But I think Penny always does a great job of figuring out talent and how to make it work. The good news is that they play defense and they play hard. You can never go wrong with that.” dailymemphian.com/section/sports… – 3:08 PM
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Patriots head coach Bill Belichick’s work in putting together a game plan to handle both the elements and the Bills on Monday night earned him a lot of praise during and after New England’s 14-10 victory. Bills head coach Sean McDermott wasn’t so willing to credit Belichick’s work as the deciding factor in the game. [more]
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