The Memphis Grizzlies' offensive play hit a crisis point in the 99-73 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday. The Grizzlies failed to reach 90 points for the ninth time in 14 games, and shot a franchise-low 30.3 percent from the field.
This isn't just because of absences of Rudy Gay, who missed two games during these doldrums. Marc Gasol has shot just 38 percent thus far this month. Mike Conley shot 46.8 percent from three-point range in November, but only 32 percent since then.
The Grizzlies have fallen to 24th in the league in field-goal percentage. After scoring 99.5 points per game in November, they put up 90.4 per game in December and 91.6 per game this month.
The "grit 'n' grind" could be the best defensive unit known to humankind, but a sputtering offense could stand in the way of postseason success for this team.
To avoid this turn, the Grizzlies need to take several direct steps to stabilize their offense. Read along to see what they need to do.