It's playoff basketball time in Memphis, Tennessee!
For the seventh consecutive year, our Grizzlies have made the NBA playoffs. So there's a lot of #BelieveMemphis and Grit and Grind hype in the city right now. And, if you follow NBA basketball at all, then you probably know that Coach Fizdale went OFF on the refs after one of last week's games and coined the now Memphis-famous phrases: "Take that for data!" and "They're not gonna rook us!" It's a pretty fun time to live in Memphis.
Of course, we had to head to game four on Saturday night!
** You'll notice a kid missing from the pics. He was grounded and, I'm not going to lie, parenting SUCKS when you have to take something like this away from a kid who would love it. But he has to learn.
As soon as we walked into FedEx Forum, K1 made his way over the window that overlooks the broadcasting booth to try to get on TV. If only we'd remembered to record the pregame!
The kids all made Go Grizz signs . . . I didn't have the heart to tell K2 her G's were backward because she was so happy she spelled everything by herself.
Playoff games almost always mean Growl Towels on every seat. Grit. Grind. Represent.
Our seats were at the very top of the Forum. The next day, Mark checked his Fitbit and I checked my phone -- we logged 16 flights of stairs! Holy Moly, did I feel it walking every time I walked all the way up there to the top!
The Grizz started off a little slow and the refs were kind of awful. I love watching but I'm horrible at spotting fouls and even I was like "WTF?" So many missed calls and so many ticky-tack calls in favor of San Antonio.
The Grizz blew an eight point lead at the end of the game and ended up going into overtime. Nervous, excited, nervous, nervous, nervous. The Grindhouse was ROCKING. I've been to several Grizz games and never seen one so electric.
In the end - Grizz won! - it was, hand down, the best NBA game I've ever seen. Ever. It was an awesome game and I'm so glad we decided to go. The Grizzlies play again tonight and we're hoping they can pick up a win in San Antonio then come back and take the series at home Thursday!