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Matt Dollinger @SI points out, “In the 22 games since Marc Gasol’s return from a knee injury, the Grizzlies are allowing a league-low 90.3 points and ranking third in defensive rating (96.8).”

Stein @ESPN has some positive words about Coach Joerger.

CBS Sports has a good analysis of the 6th to 10th seeds in the West. They don’t think highly of the Grizzlies in the rankings. Their opening comments says of the Grizzlies, “This veteran team blew apart the first month of the season but has played the best of any team since Jan. 1. Memphis has gotten big boosts from roster changes, including James Johnson and Courtney Lee. A rough schedule stretch quelled some momentum, but this team has the veteran experience, defensive acumen and talent to hang. With a mixed strength-of-schedule in March, the Grizzlies have a chance to push back into the spot of a team above them … if they can stay healthy, their biggest struggle.”

Uncertainty about how good the Grizzlies are is shown this week from a high ranking of 8, 3 @ 9 and the low of 16.


Average ranking for the week is 11.09 down a point from last week’s 10.18. (Actual not included in average.)

2013-14 Power Rankings for week of March 3
Click on Grizzlies logo to go to team web page for each media’s site.
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1 Indiana Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami Indiana Oklahoma City LA Clippers Miami Miami Oklahoma City 1
2 Oklahoma City San Antonio Indiana Indiana Houston LA Clippers Miami LA Clippers Miami Indiana Indiana San Antonio 2
3 Miami Indiana LA Clippers Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Indiana Oklahoma City Indiana Oklahoma City San Antonio Oklahoma City Indiana 3
4 San Antonio LA Clippers Oklahoma City LA Clippers Indiana Houston Houston San Antonio San Antonio Oklahoma City San Antonio Portland 4
5 Houston Houston San Antonio San Antonio San Antonio Oklahoma City San Antonio Miami Houston LA Clippers LA Clippers LA Clippers 5
6 Portland Oklahoma City Houston Houston LA Clippers San Antonio LA Clippers Houston Golden State Houston Houston Houston 6
7 LA Clippers Chicago Portland Portland Portland Toronto Portland Portland Indiana Portland Portland Miami 7
8 Golden State Portland Golden State Chicago Golden State Portland Golden State Golden State Minnesota Memphis Chicago Golden State 8
9 Dallas Phoenix Chicago Memphis Memphis Dallas Phoenix Minnesota Portland Chicago Phoenix Memphis 9
10 Phoenix Memphis Memphis Toronto Chicago Chicago Dallas Toronto Toronto Golden State Toronto Phoenix 10
Golden State Dallas Golden State Toronto New Jersey Memphis Dallas Dallas Dallas Golden State Dallas 11
12 Toronto Washington Toronto Dallas Phoenix Golden State Toronto Phoenix Chicago Phoenix Memphis Toronto 12
13 Chicago Toronto Phoenix Washington Dallas Washington Chicago Memphis Phoenix Washington Dallas Minnesota 13
14 Washington Dallas Washington Phoenix New Jersey Phoenix Washington Chicago Washington Toronto Washington Chicago 14
15 Minnesota Minnesota New Jersey New Jersey Charlotte Minnesota Minnesota Washington Memphis Minnesota Minnesota Washington 15
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16 New Jersey New Jersey Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Memphis New Jersey New Jersey New Jersey New Jersey New Jersey New Jersey 16
17 Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Washington Charlotte Charlotte Atlanta Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Denver 17
18 Atlanta Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Atlanta Cleveland New Orleans Charlotte Atlanta Cleveland Atlanta Charlotte 18
19 Denver Atlanta Utah Utah New Orleans Orlando Atlanta Sacramento Sacramento Atlanta Cleveland Atlanta 19
20 Detroit Utah Denver Atlanta Denver Atlanta Cleveland New Orleans New Orleans Detroit Utah New Orleans 20
21 New Orleans Orlando New Orleans New Orleans Cleveland Detroit Detroit Denver Detroit LA Lakers Detroit Sacramento 21
22 Cleveland Detroit Atlanta Detroit Sacramento Utah Denver Detroit New York Denver LA Lakers Utah 22
23 Utah LA Lakers Detroit Sacramento Detroit LA Lakers Sacramento New York Cleveland Sacramento Orlando Detroit 23
24 Sacramento Sacramento Orlando Orlando Utah Sacramento Utah Utah Orlando Utah Boston LA Lakers 24
25 New York Denver Boston Denver LA Lakers Boston Boston Cleveland Boston New Orleans New Orleans Cleveland 25
26 LA Lakers Boston LA Lakers LA Lakers New York New Orleans New York Boston Utah New York Sacramento New York 26
27 Boston New Orleans Sacramento Boston Orlando Denver LA Lakers LA Lakers LA Lakers Orlando New York Boston 27
28 Orlando New York Milwaukee New York Boston New York Orlando Orlando Denver Boston Denver Orlando 28
29 Philadelphia Milwaukee New York Milwaukee Milwaukee Milwaukee Philadelphia Milwaukee Milwaukee Milwaukee Milwaukee Philadelphia 29
30 Milwaukee Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia Milwaukee Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia Milwaukee 30
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