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I hate seeing the Grizzlies ranked in the bottom 10. Jimmy Spencer @FoxSports and Matt Moore @CBSSports have comments that show they appreciate the difficult situation the Grizzlies have.

Spencer, "It’s actually impressive the Grizzlies are still able to field a team at this point. Already missing Marc Gasol and Tony Allen, it now appears that Quincy Pondexter could miss significant time with a stress fracture in his right foot. In the competitive West, this depleted stretch hurts."

Moore, "I’ve seen hospital dramas with fewer injuries in a season." The injuries are taking a toll on the wins, but hopefully Marc, Tony, and Ed will all come back healthy. Quincy’s going down for the season is a problem, thus the reason the Grizzlies are auditioning other guards.

With all the talk of playing faster, Matt Dollinger @SI says, "Memphis ranks last in pace and is averaging fewer points per 100 possessions (100.0) than last season (101.7)."

Memphis is still considered to have had one of the hardest schedules. Miami, for all the hype, is not dominating even against a weak schedule.

Strength of Schedule Comparison
Sagarin Hollinger ESPN-RPI NBA
Memphis 2 2 1 3
Utah 1 1 2 1
Minnesota 4 3 4 2
Oklahoma City 3 4 3 1
LA Lakers 6 5 6
Sacramento 5 6 5
San Antonio 18 12 12
Portland 14 17 13
Indiana 27 21 21 29
Miami 29 29 29 30

Average ranking for the week is 16.36,down from last week of 12.58. (Actual not included in average.)

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