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  • December 4, 2017 2:23 AM PST

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. Suns Jerseys Outlet . -- The Grizzlies have had three days off in their series with Oklahoma City for their longest break since the All-Star weekend, more than enough time to become a popular pick to win Western Conference this post-season. Giddy fans are tweeting about possible matchups with others wondering where a parade could be held. When the Grizzlies are out in the city, they hear from supporters with their tickets ready. "You hear it, but we doing a good job focusing," Memphis forward Zach Randolph said Friday of all the excitement. "We dont let that get to us. We dont worry about what people say. We focus and take each game one game at a time and focus on the game." That means Game 3 on Saturday with this best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal tied at 1-1, though the Grizzlies have the next two at home along and three of the final five if needed. The Grizzlies have won three straight on their home court in the post-season and are 17-1 going back to Feb. 8. Another sold-out crowd awaits at the FedExForum with the Grizzlies past their disappointment at missing the chance to return home with a 2-0 lead in this series. "Weve still got to do our part here at home," Grizzlies guard Mike Conley said. "We got to do our part and try to win both games at home in order for that road win to mean something." The Thunder lost their last visit to Memphis when Grizzlies centre Marc Gasol tipped in a bucket for a 90-89 win in overtime on March 20. Kevin Durant said they remain confident in what they know will be a tough series. "I dont think weve fallen off track," Durant said. "We dug ourselves a hole. Weve just got to go in there and worry about the next game and take it a possession at a time." The Grizzlies left Oklahoma City with the split after beating the Thunder 99-93 on Tuesday night. They want to better defend both Durant, leading all scorers this post-season with 37.3 points a game, and his teammates from the 3-point line. Kevin Martin hit three 3s in Game 1, while Derek Fisher scored 19 points in Game 2 after hitting four of five beyond the arc. Grizzlies forward Quincy Pondexter said they know they must better defend the perimeter with someone different stepping up every game this series for Oklahoma City. "They have some weapons, and we know that," Pondexter said. "And thats why theyre such a dangerous." The Grizzlies challenge is figuring out when to guard the shooter out beyond the arc at the risk of leaving Durant too much room to operate. The Grizzlies game plan is to try to take one or two players away, but Memphis guard Mike Conley said they still have to contest Durant as best they can. "When hes a playmaker, we got to do a better job helping and getting out to their shooters like Derek and then Jackson and Martin, all those guys whove been hitting 3s against us. So we got to do a lot better job at that," Conley said. "And if we can do that, we have a great chance to win." Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks has his own issues. The Grizzlies may rank eighth this post-season scoring 98.9 points a game, but they are averaging 105.3 points at home. Conley, Randolph and centre Marc Gasol give Memphis the only team with three players ranked in the top 20 in scoring in these playoffs. Brooks said Memphis scoring at home is definitely a concern. "They have a very good team that has an inside-outside attack," Brooks said. "We have to make sure that we control Conley much better than we did in the second game. Our bigs, our smalls, our wings, everybodys going to have to do a great job defensively to stop them from getting on a run." Memphis may have been the NBAs best in the regular season allowing only 89.3 points a game, but the Thunder ranked second holding opponents to 42.5 per cent shooting. That was just ahead of Memphis, the team with the defensive player of the year in Gasol, guard Tony Allen who finished fifth in that voting, and Conley -- the NBAs steals leader this season. So Brooks wants his Thunder to focus on preventing the Grizzlies from getting offensive rebounds and limiting their own turnovers. Memphis got 23 second-chance points and 29 off Oklahoma Citys 21 turnovers in Game 2. Fisher agrees, especially on the road. "You have to be even more careful with the basketball," Fisher said. "Thats something that in order to impact not just Mike Conley but all of their perimeter players, we have to keep from turning the basketball over and give ourselves a chance to get back and get our defence set." Youth Suns Jerseys . 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Essendon coach John Worsfold has evoked the memory of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, urging the Bombers to put their dismal AFL season behind them.Ravaged by the loss of 12 players to doping suspensions, Worsfolds side managed just three wins to claim the wooden spoon.In his address to the clubs best-and-fairest ceremony on Wednesday night at Crown Casino, Worsfold said Essendon could learn from the challenges faced by Ali during his career as they looked to climb back up the ladder.In 2016, the world lost Muhammad Ali, a man with an incomparable work ethic and a fearlessness for standing up for his beliefs, Worsfold said.A man who was arrested, stripped of his titles and exiled from his sport for three years - three of his prime years - but then he took part in what was billed as the Fight of the Century with Joe Frazier and he lost.But then he made a comeback and is recognised as one of the greatest athletes of all time.Barack Obama said of Muhammad Ali: hes a man who believes real success comes when we rise after we fall.Though not identical, theres some lessons we can learn there.None of the banned players was present at the ceremony as they served the last weeks of their penalties.Club chairman Lindsay Tanner told the gathering he was proud of the progress made in the long recovery processs after the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) January decision to uphold the doping bans stemming from the 2012 supplements program. Wholesale Suns Jerseys. Weve come to the end of an extremely challenging season, one that is unique in AFL history, Tanner said.We all know why and I dont intend to revisit the causes tonight. The events of the past few years have been very serious for Essendon Football Club, our members and particularly for the players involved. The effects will be with us for some time.On that awful day in mid-January when the CAS decision was handed down, my message was very simple: We will get through this.We can now take stock at the end of an extraordinary season. The recovery process is by no means over, but we have made great progress.Despite his earlier assertion, Tanner couldnt resist one small dig at CAS as he praised the unity and resilience of the players and club.We havent turned on each other, he said.We havent been distracted by the temptation to publicly re-fight the CAS decision - outrageous though it may have been.The banned players are allowed to return to the club in September and are awaiting the verdict of their appeal to a Swiss court. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '