The Memphis Grizzlies started their post-All-Star break grind with their best record ever through 52 games, but coasting through the last 30 would be unacceptable. With a new ownership in control and already cutting payroll, the Grizzlies need to prove themselves now.
The Grizz are on pace for a franchise-record 53 wins. Considering Lionel Hollins and Tony Allen are in contract years and trade rumors have swirled around Zach Randolph, a hot stretch run represents the start of what this crew needs to do to impress Robert Pera's regime.
Hollins, Randolph and company are desperate to raise a championship trophy, proving a skeptical hierarchy wrong.
In order to do that, the Grizz must iron out a few details in these final 30 regular-season games to capture the necessary playoff standing to allow such a playoff run.
Follow along to see the steps required for a big Grizzlies second-half tear.