The Grizzlies just did something that may never happen again

Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports /

The Memphis Grizzlies are in the locker room for halftime of their matchup with the Charlotte Hornets as this is being written. Memphis came out swinging for the second straight game and is up by 30, 78-48 at the half.

In the first half of the Grizzlies’ preseason game, something truly incredible happened — something that certainly is highly unlikely, may never have ever happened before, and may never happen ever again…

The Memphis Grizzlies posted one of the weirdest first-half stat lines in the history of preseason NBA basketball

Memphis’ starters had eleven points.

No, not total. Every single one of the Grizzlies starters tallied eleven points in the first half of play. This is incredible. It’s important to enjoy the little things in life and this felt like a good moment to enjoy something trivial, especially since now in the third quarter Memphis still leads by 30+. Here’s what their stats looked like.

  • Ja Morant: 11 points
  • Desmond Bane: 11 points
  • De’Anthony Melton: 11 points
  • Jaren Jackson Jr.: 11 points
  • Steven Adams: 11 points

Sure, one could talk about how the Grizzlies shared the ball well with 15 assists in the first half, or how turnovers have been a bit of a struggle, but in the end, that’s not what’s important about the first half of this game. What’s important is that all of the starters scored 11 points.

This has to be good luck, right? The boys on Beale Street deserve some good luck. Hopefully, this has good implications for this season, as the Grizz compete to be the top dog in the NBA. There’s a lot of potential in Memphis, and maybe with a sprinkle of this aforementioned luck, they’ll take it to the next level.

Five players with eleven points. That’s 2.5 11:11’s, for anyone keeping score at home. Let’s see how strong they finish  Hopefully it’s five 22-point performances

Oddly enough, this isn’t even the most bizarre part of Grizzlies basketball today — that honor would go to the fact that Tony Allen was involved in a controversy where he, along with a few other NBA players, defrauded the NBA for insurance money. Notably, this involved dental procedures that allegedly never happened.

If things weren’t weird enough, the Grizzlies’ injury report listed Kris Dunn, newcomer point guard, as out for the game with a dental procedure.

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