6 records shattered by the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2021-22 season

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As the regular season winds down for the Memphis Grizzlies, we’re taking a look back at what a memorable regular season this has been for the team.

The Grizzlies have the second-best record in the entire NBA and played at a blistering pace to get there. Along the way to a record of 55-24, the team has broken several franchise records and carved out an identity that’s built on chemistry, culture, and unselfishness.

Memphis boasts bonafide candidates for several individual awards, including NBA Coach of the Year, NBA Defensive Player of the Year, and Most Improved Player of the Year.

Hat tip to Jessica Benson of Grind City Media for compiling all the records the 2021-22 Memphis Grizzlies have shattered this year in a recent tweet, which inspired this piece.

Let’s take a look at the record-breaking 2021-22 season from the Memphis Grizzlies.

No 6. Jaren Jackson Jr. broke the Memphis Grizzlies record for blocks in a season

For 20 long seasons, Grizzlies legend Pau Gasol held the franchise record for most blocks in a single season. His milestone of 169 blocks, accumulated during the 2001-02 season, was surpassed by Jaren Jackson Jr. this season.

Jackson broke the record just a couple of nights ago on April 5 in Salt Lake City, when the team faced beloved former Memphis player Mike Conley and the Utah Jazz.

Jackson recorded three blocks in the game, bringing his season total to 172. With three games to go, he has a chance to add to that mark.

Jackson’s impressive play has garnered him some talk of being in the conversation for NBA Defensive Player of the Year.