Grizz’s Growler: Reactions To Grizzlies Game 1 Win


Oct 9, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies mascot Grizz performs before the game against Dallas Mavericks at FedExForum. Dallas Mavericks defeated Memphis Grizzlies 95-90. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

The Grizzlies waxed the Portland Trailblazers on Sunday night to take a 1-0 series lead in the opening round of the Playoffs. As I watched the game, I had my computer with me to get what I thought were the best reactions to the game from Twitter. Here were my favorites

Player of the Game, Beno Udrih
Beno Udrih had himself a game on Sunday. He led all Grizzlies in scoring with 20 points, 7 assists, and 0 turnovers while logging 24 minutes. It was a valuable performance since Conley is still ailing and allowed him to get some much needed rest. Here is what the world was saying about Beno.

Halftime Reaction
When the game reached halftime, the Grizzlies had taken complete control of the game. The Grizzlies had a commanding 58-39 lead as both teams went to the locker room. Memphis was looking to cement their stranglehold grip on the Blazers, and Portland was looking to just figure out a way to get something going. Here’s what was being said at halftime.

Natch vs. Grizz Wrasslin’
The Grizzlies also brought out the original mascot the team brought with them when they made the move from Vancouver. His name is now Natch (as in natural since you don’t see too many blue grizzly bears). And the two mascots engaged in some classic Memphis style wrasslin’.

Random in game tweets
These tweets don’t necessarily fit a certain category, but I thought they were entertaining. You might not agree, but I certainly enjoyed them.

Final Score Tweets
The Grizzlies had this game wrapped up pretty much once the 1st quarter was over. Once the final buzzer sounded, people let us know what they thought of the dominant performance by the Grizzlies.

I’ll be live tweeting the Wednesday night game as well. I’ll capture some more of the reaction and post them here on our site in anticipation of Game 3 in Portland. If you want to see some of your tweets show up here, tweet me @JustinStrawnFS and you might make the cut!