5 Areas the Memphis Grizzlies Must Improve for the NBA Playoffs

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5 Areas the Memphis Grizzlies Must Improve for the NBA Playoffs
Ann Heisenfelt

The Memphis Grizzlies have hit some bumps during their run to a playoff berth. Some of these issues will figure highly in determining the success of a Grizzlies playoff fight.

The most critical issues are their road performances and their defense.

They've struggled recently on the road, including dropping most of the games in a crucial western trip. Winning away from home is essential for a low seed's playoff triumph.

Memphis' trademark has been grinding defense, but recently it hasn't been silencing foes as expected. The San Antonio Spurs drained shots with ease on Sunday in a blowout, and overall the recent road swing saw the Grizz get roughed up defensively.

If Memphis finds itself pitted against the Spurs, they'll need to hit three-pointers to hang around.

Follow along to see all of the areas that need retooling ahead of the playoffs.

 

Statistics are current through April 6 games. Unless otherwise noted, advanced metrics come from Basketball-Reference.com.

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