Sunday, February 13, 2011

It was a great win

Above: The Memphis Grizzlies came from behind to win against the Denver Nuggets.

I haven't been to a Grizzlies' game this year until tonight. The Nuggets and Grizzlies are two of the eight NBA teams that are likely to make the playoffs from the Western Conference. Also, I wanted to see Carmelo Anthony. He's been the subject of trade rumors. In a recent game, he scored 50 points with zero assists. In a nutshell, that's how he plays I suppose.

The Griz were behind by 16 in the third quarter, but cut it to single digits (8 points) going in the last period. They finally tied it at 100-100 before pulling ahead to win 116-108, a score not indicative of how close the game was. To see a recap from USA Today, click here.

Above: Darrell Arthur made the free throw that put the Griz ahead. He wears number 00, the same number he had at Kansas, where he was the power forward on their national championship team in 2008.

Above: If you meet this guy in a dark alley, run. (Click to enlarge.)

Chris Anderson wasn't drafted out of college and got his start playing in the Chinese Basketball League. He was second once in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest (see here.)

Above: Two young fans root for their favorite team.

As the game ended, the guy next to me said to his friend: "This was a great win." In the NBA, any win is a good win, but he's right -- this was pretty cool.

Photos by MOJO and taken with my P&S.


  1. How disappointing. I thought I'd hear you'd taken down a big guaranteed.