A Memphis Grizzlies season doesn't find character without some grinding, but this season has seen some undue grit for this tightly knit unit.
A 12-2 start gave way to an 8-8 slide, and the team's offensive production mirrored the inconsistency of its record. The Grizzlies scored in bunches in November, forgot how to drop buckets in December and felt a frost on their shooting fingers in January.
Several things went wrong for them to start sputtering. To say that Mike Conley simply turned it over too much would be too easy of an explanation. One can also point to the disappointing three-point shooting. Also, fans of the team in the three shades of blue can lament the slow pace of the offense.
While wondering how the Grizzlies will push through the stretch run, fans can contemplate why Lionel Hollins had to push his squad so hard in the preseason.
More sighs shall be expressed as we reflect on the Grizzlies' biggest mistakes thus far.