Wednesday update

A Ja Morant basket right before the buzzer put the Grizzlies up 3-2 in their series vs. Minnesota last night. The Grizzlies travel to Minneapolis Friday for a chance to close out the series in 6. FiveThirtyEight’s NBA predictions now give the Grizzlies an 85% chance of advancing to the Western Conference semifinals.

I can’t help but think, though, that the 111-109 score might have been more like 116-107 had Jaren Jackson Jr. not fouled out. It is so frustrating not to be able to maximize his playing time.

Brandon Clarke, on the other hand, was a beast out there, as he has been through much of the playoff series.

Memphis 901 FC is at home tonight hosting the Tampa Bay Rowdies. There will be $2 beers at this match.

Sending prayers out to the staff at Lafayette’s Music Room and also its sister restaurants B.B. King’s, Itta Bena, and Moondance. Jody Moyt, executive chef at Lafayette’s, was killed in an apparent road-rage confrontation on Sam Cooper Boulevard Monday night. His accused murderer served time in Florida for second-degree murder in the 1990s.

You can give your mom a fried chicken floral bouquet for Mother’s Day this year, thanks to KFC.

The Blind Bear has announced plans for Siete (Cinco + Dos) de Mayo Saturday, May 7. There will be taco and tequila specials all day. Red Feather (Jessi Dalton and Grant Holt) will play on the patio 3-6 PM. FreeWorld (the entire band!) will play from 8 PM to midnight.

South Main Sounds will hold a special IBC Week Songwriter Night Friday, May 6 at 7 PM. The event will feature Lydia Warren as well as Terry Bell, Travis Roberson, and Bri Marie Krueger.

Modest Mouse has pulled out of Music Fest due to its lead singer testing positive for COVID. The band was scheduled to perform Sunday.

The Pet Hospitals seeks a veterinarian to join their 660 Jefferson location.

Today is National Prime Rib Day. Kooky Canuck has an excellent prime rib on its menu.

JD Westmoreland plays Downtown Local today 5-8 PM.

You can participate in an Arbor Day Tree Planting at the south end of Mud Island Park 4:30-6:00 PM Friday.

There will be a Pollinator Party at Beale Street Landing Saturday. Volunteers will get to learn all about pollinators and the roles they play in our everyday lives. You’ll help plant Memphis’ newest pollinator-friendly garden, and you’ll get a pollinator giveaway to take home.

Round 1 of the NFL draft is tonight. The Jacksonville Jaguars have the first pick.

That’s all the news for now. Back tomorrow.