In the 2011 NBA Playoffs, the Memphis Grizzlies went out with a bang. The Grizzlies were able to upset the No. 1-seeded San Antonio Spurs. They were then able to go seven games into a series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
A lot of NBA fans were taken aback by the Grizzlies' success, but the Grizzlies weren't just overachieving. This was a team that had the right pieces to compete in the Western Conference and the NBA altogether.
Continue reading to find out five reasons that the Grizzlies can carry their success over to next season and compete for an NBA title.