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John Mills, 92.9 FM ESPN's official Grizzlies blogger, blogs about his experiences
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Kobe Bryant is Good at Basketball

So wow. 

That was a really entertaining game last night at the FedEx Forum.  Mike and Mike in the Morning called it the best NBA game of the season, and I think they are right.  Double overtime comeback win for Kobe and the Lakers, it doesn't get much better than that for national sports media.

I dont want to say the refs killed us that game, but THE REFS KILLED US!  The Grizzlies took a franchise record 116 FG attempts, yet only 2 shots were deemed fouls and resulted in free throws.  I know your thinking "wow that must be a mistake"  Trust me, its not.  Quincy Pondexter hit 2 three pointers, the rest of the Grizzlies were 0/17 from deep.  

Besides those two points, last nights game was epic, and a serious grind for the team.  I ran into Assistant Coach Henry Bibby after the game, and told him, "Man, if I'm tired after that one, I'm sure you guys are!" he replied with "Nope, we are all running on adrenalin right now, we are going through film probably until 2 or 3am"   You want to talk about dedication, good-ness!

And we are not just talking about the coaches working late, I saw Sam Young and Josh Selby shooting with a coach last night at 11pm and O.J. Mayo tweeted this at 3:15am last night 

So, you know these guys want it, and after that loss last night, it didn't bring them down, it made them climb up. It made them want to improve themselves.  

Oh yeah, I almost forgot, we took the full strength 3rd place Lakers to 2 overtimes and barely loss without arguably our best two players. (and again, the refs didn't help either.)

This scrappy Memphis team is about to get dangerous. Look out.

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03/14/2012 1:19PM
Kobe Bryant is Good at Basketball
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