It’s a great week to be a basketball fan in Memphis. The Grizzlies scored a nice 104-88 road win over the Dallas Mavericks last night. Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings took a 133-124 loss to Milwaukee. That put the Grizzlies back in second place in the Western Conference. Top three standings:
- Memphis – 4.5 games back of Denver
- Sacramento – 5.5 games back of Denver
Those are the clear top three in the Western Conference. After that it’s a horse race, with only 4.5 games separating 4th-place Phoenix (9 games back of Denver) from 12th-place Utah.
The biggest Grizzlies news yesterday was that Ja Morant has entered a counseling program in Florida and there is no timetable for his return. Memphis loves you, Ja. Take all the time you need.
The Memphis Tigers basketball team got some good news yesterday. Their victory over top-ranked Houston landed them in the AP poll for the first time all year. They come in at number 24, one spot ahead of their NCAA first-round opponent Florida Atlantic. In other poll news, Houston’s loss dropped the Cougs to 2nd, with Bama regaining the 1 spot. Memphis’ potential second-round opponent Purdue moved up two places to 3rd.
Feast & Graze at 55 S. Main wants to buy you lunch this week! All week long, buy one menu item and get a menu item of equal or lesser value for free. Kitchen closes at 2 PM Monday-Wednesday and 3 PM Thursday-Saturday.
Today is National Potato Chip Day.
86-year-old Buddy Guy plays the Orpheum tonight. Tickets are $55-$120.
Harvesting equipment fans: There will be a MacDon dealer meeting at the Renasant Convention Center Thursday-Friday.
All right. When I start blogging about farm tools, it’s time to go. Back tomorrow.