(Covers updated) Not so amazing but 3 wins in a row and over the Bulls and Knicks saw a good jump in the rankings for the Grizzlies [the level of jump indicated for each]. But, 4 of the rankings were done before the Griz beat the Bulls and it is reflected by the jump level. Who gets the credit for Memphis’ success? Britt Robson @ SI gives kudos to the coach, “Hollins has help transform the Grizzlies into one of the NBA’s grittiest and most relentless teams — the sort of opponent nobody wants to play . . .” Marc Stein gives kudos to his name sake, Marc Gasol for his rebounding.
If the Grizzlies take care of business they should win their next 4 games before next weeks rankings are released. They play @ New Orleans, @ Detroit, Sacramento (H), @ Golden State, all teams ranked lower. We could see another jump of a couple of spots. Lets get back into the top 10 and in the thick of the playoff picture.
Average ranking for the week is 15.77 +3 jump from last week.
|2011-12 Power Rankings for the week of January 16|
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