The Memphis Grizzlies are still in the playoff hunt at the midway point of the 2009-2010 season.
Not bad for a team that has lost its last four games before the All-Star Break.
Stat of the Week: The Southwest Division is the only NBA division where every team has a winning record. Dallas leads the division, but last place Memphis is only 5 1/2 games behind with a 26-25 record.
So how did the team do? Let's get out the red pen and grade the team. No curves allowed.
Midterm Grades Part 1:
Offense B+: This was an A for most of the first half. But losing six of the last seven games cost them their A.
But overall, Zach Randolph has been better than expected. Randolph is the top offensive rebounder in the NBA. Marc Gasol has progressed. Rudy Gay and O.J. Mayo have been effective as well. But once again, everyone predicted Memphis would have no trouble scoring points.