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Recent articles by Evan:

What Stephen Curry, Draymond Green said after Warriors eliminated Memphis Grizzlies

The Grizzlies' season is over but Stephen Curry, Warriors praised their success as well as their promising future after the Western Conference semifinals → Read More

Otto Porter Jr. out Game 6 for Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Golden State Warriors forward Otto Porter Jr. is out for Game 6 Friday vs. the Memphis Grizzlies due to right foot soreness. → Read More

Memphis football gets first 2023 commitment in Horn Lake CB Trevor Walton

Horn Lake defensive back Trevor Walton is Memphis' first commitment for its 2023 class → Read More

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors: Here's who wins Game 6

Can the Memphis Grizzlies win at Chase Center and force Game 7? Here's how we think Game 6 turns out → Read More

Report: Former Memphis QB Grant Gunnell commits to North Texas

Quarterback Grant Gunnell, who left Memphis after the spring game, reportedly commits to North Texas. North Texas plays at Memphis on Sept. 24 → Read More

Memphis Grizzlies GM Zach Kleiman named NBA Executive of the Year

In Zach Kleiman's third season as general manager/executive vice president, the Memphis Grizzlies had one of the best seasons in franchise history → Read More

Why Draymond Green, Steph Curry loved Grizzlies fans chanting 'Whoop That Trick' in Game 5

Draymond Green and Stephen Curry had no issue with FedExForum chanting 'Whoop That Trick' as the Grizzlies won Game 5 to cut their deficit to 3-2 → Read More

Grizzlies, Al Kapone taunt Stephen Curry, Draymond Green with 'Whoop That Trick' in Game 5

Stephen Curry and Draymond Green got a taste of Memphis pride when the Grizzlies played 'Whoop That Trick' during Game 5. → Read More

Memphis Grizzlies' Dillon Brooks heads to locker room after grabbing hamstring, then returns

Memphis Grizzlies' Dillon Brooks went to the locker room with an apparent hamstring injury in Game 5 of 2022 NBA playoffs vs. Golden State Warriors → Read More

Memphis Grizzlies-Golden State Warriors predictions: Here's who wins Game 5

Can the Grizzlies fight off elimination Wednesday, Here's what we think happens in Game 5 against the Warriors → Read More

Klay Thompson: Game 5 will be 'hardest one yet' for Warriors to close out Grizzlies

After surviving Game 4, the Warriors know Game 5 won't be easy with the Grizzlies facing elimination at FedExForum → Read More

Steven Adams starts Game 4 for Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors

Steven Adams will start Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors for the Memphis Grizzlies, his first start since Game 2 in the first round. → Read More

Warriors' James Wiseman on returning to Memphis, IARP process, recovering from knee injury

Warriors center James Wiseman addressed his mixed emotions returning to Memphis yet not being able to play in the Western Conference semifinals. → Read More

Warriors coach Steve Kerr: 'Nothing to comment on' after watching Ja Morant injury

Warriors coach Steve Kerr didn't think Jordan Poole tried to injure Ja Morant and added the atmosphere around the series isn't unusual → Read More

Grizzlies' Ja Morant exits Game 3 with injury in fourth quarter

Ja Morant left Game 3 during the fourth quarter after limping off the court. He did not return → Read More

Watch Grizzlies' Ja Morant sink 48-foot 3-pointer to beat halftime buzzer vs Warriors

Ja Morant's latest playoff highlight. A buzzer-beating 3-pointer from beyond halfcourt to end the first half of Game 3 → Read More

Grizzlies' Ja Morant stars in Beats By Dre ad with rapper Lil Baby

Ja Morant's latest commercial shows off his endorsement from Beats By Dre and his favorite rapper Lil Baby debuting a new song called "Dark Mode." → Read More

Three burning questions ahead of Memphis Grizzlies-Golden State Warriors Game 3

What should Memphis Grizzlies fans watch for in Game 3? The Commercial Appeal Staff answers three key questions before they face the Warriors → Read More

Warriors' Draymond Green to keep emotions high vs Grizzlies: 'Somebody wants smoke, you got to want smoke'

Draymond Green had a simple mantra for the Grizzlies-Warriors playoff series 'Somebody wants smoke, you got to want smoke or you lose' → Read More

How Draymond Green's influence helped Jaren Jackson Jr., Xavier Tillman's Grizzlies' success

Jaren Jackson Jr. and Xavier Tillman Sr. remain rivals with Draymond Green on the court but former Michigan State Spartans share a strong bond → Read More