The offense may have been not so much, but the Baby Grizzlies are showing they may be getting the hang of this thing called DEFENSE!
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True, the Grizzlies did struggle with their putting the ball in the basket against a Veteran Rockets squad on the road last night at Houston...but, they gave Rockets fits on the other end, limiting Houston to under 37% shooting..
Newcomers Marc Gasol and Darrell Arthur the chief architects of a scheme designed to Thwart the Rockets in the Post...
Oh, and did I mention Rebounding?
The Defensive Stats and board play is what kept the Grizzlies in the Game...
The Grizz outrebound by 6 a talented Rockets front court that features Yao Ming and Ron Artest..
Gasol, Pau's little brother, Battles for 12-points and 12-rebounds..
While Arthur, the Rookie from Kansas, Outduels and Outquicks Houston for 11-points and a whopping 15 Boards.
Arthur says, those are numbers the team can grow with.
Arthur, Mike Conley, and Hakim Warrick took part in Thursdays' Get Fit with the Grizzlies Tip Off at William Herbert Brewster Elementary School today in Midtown.
It's the start of a 4-week challenge for area 4th and 5th graders to what they eat and how they exercise to promote better health.
The Grizzlies play their Home Opener against Orlando Friday Night at FedExForum.