Wednesday update

The Grizzlies are must-watch TV these days. They made it 10 wins in a row last night, defeating the Golden State Warriors 116-108. A look at what this does for the Western Conference standings:

  • The Grizzlies (29-14) are in 4th place
  • They are 3.5 games behind conference leader Phoenix, 2.5 games behind 2nd-place Golden State, and 0 games behind 3rd-place Utah
  • However, they are 5.5 games ahead of 5th-place Denver, meaning that Phoenix, Golden State, Utah, and Memphis are the clearly-established upper echelon of the Western Conference
  • They are avoiding play-in scenarios by 7 games, that amount ahead of the 7th-place L.A. Lakers

Y’all who are on Twitter, please get on there and tweet #JaMorant #NBAAllStar. Our guy deserves it.

Memphis police and the DA’s office will hold a joint press conference today to discuss the arrest of two suspects in the Young Dolph case: Justin Johnson aka rapper Straight Dropp and Cornelius Smith.

The Tigers men’s basketball team plays UCF in Orlando tonight at 6. The game will be televised on ESPN+ and the radio broadcast will be on 98.9 The Roar of Memphis. I wonder if Nate and Julien will attend tonight’s game?

The January Downtown Neighborhood Association meeting has been announced. It will be at the Hard Rock Cafe on Beale Street Tuesday, January 25. The cafe recently reopened under new management. Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will speak at the meeting, and DNA president Jerred Price will perform a few songs in his “Almost Elton John” persona. Members will get one free drink and free appetizers.

Catherine & Mary’s posted that the EnjoyAM wine dinner series will be back next Wednesday, January 19. This dinner will feature Loire Valley wines. There will be a welcoming toast followed by 4 courses paired with wine and discussion by their sommelier and culinary team. Tickets are $75. Call 901-254-8600 or email to grab your space at this limited-seating engagement.

Suspects in the Phil Trenary homicide will be back in court next month. Trenary, former CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber, was shot and killed in an apparent robbery near the site of the Memphis Farmers Market in 2018. He was walking home from an event at Loflin Yard.

Action News 5 has a look at Memphis’ trolley cars in its latest 5 Star Story.

That’ll wrap it up for this post. Back tomorrow.