The Memphis Grizzlies excited fans, but couldn't keep the grind consistent for the full 48 minutes, as they fell to the Los Angeles Clippers in the season opener. Giving up 101 points to the the team which Memphis lost to in last season's playoffs is a disappointment, even if it's on the road.
That aspect of the Grizzlies defense was a letdown, but another aspect was just what fans of the grit 'n' grind would expect. Their effort forcing turnovers generally met expectations.
Offensively, Memphis did just about what they did in the past. The offense wasn't exactly efficient. Three-point shots didn't connect. Zach Randolph led a strong effort on the offensive boards.
Read along for a rundown of gleanings from the Grizzlies' 16th season-opening loss in 18 seasons.