Chicago Bulls vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Fresh off consecutive wins over the Western Conference’s best team and the defending NBA champions, the Memphis Grizzlies look to continue their winning streak against the Chicago Bulls.

Within this past week, Memphis (21-4) toppled the Golden State Warriors 105-98 and outlasted the San Antonio Spurs 117-116 in triple overtime. Marc Gasol tallied 50 total points, while Zach Randolph reeled in 31 rebounds during the victories.

Chicago (16-9) is propelled by Jimmy Butler, who carried the team with 35 points, seven assists and four steals during a 103-97 victory over the New York Knicks Thursday night.

ESPN’s Nick Friedell notes Taj Gibson will not play Friday night. Derrick Rose is also out for the Bulls, per Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press. Lastly, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, Memphis guard Tony Allen is sidelined.

Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET, and the matchup will be broadcast on CSN Chicago and TSOH. Bleacher Report will provide scoring updates and analysis. Please add your thoughts in the comments section.

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs 12/17/14: Video Highlights and Recap

Two of the NBA‘s best teams squared off on Wednesday night in a thriller, as the Memphis Grizzlies toppled the host San Antonio Spurs, 117-116, in triple overtime.

Memphis’ Marc Gasol (26 points, nine rebounds) hit a three-point buzzer-beater to send the game into its first overtime, while San Antonio’s Tim Duncan (23 points, 16 rebounds) sent it to a third OT with a last-second shot of his own.

With the win, the Grizzlies improve to 21-4, while the Spurs drop to 17-9.

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Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies 12/16/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The host Memphis Grizzlies snapped the Golden State Warriors‘ 16-game winning streak on Tuesday with a 105-98 win behind 24 points and seven rebounds from center Marc Gasol.

Zach Randolph had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Memphis (20-4), while point guard Mike Conley dropped 17 points and five assists as the Grizzlies won their fifth straight game.

The Warriors, who still hold an NBA-best 21-3 record, hadn’t lost since Nov. 11 and were led by Klay Thompson’s 22 points.

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Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

The Golden State Warriors are still going streaking, a weeks-long affair the Memphis Grizzlies look to end Tuesday night on their own turf.

Working off a 16-game win streak, the Warriors have looked near unstoppable. They own the NBA‘s fifth-best offense, as well as the top-ranked defense. But said dominance has come with a caveat.

Only three of their 16 straight victories have come against opponents above .500—the Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks. The Grizzlies enter Tuesday night at 19-4, holding the Western Conference’s second-best record, their top-eight offense and defense promising Golden State a test it hasn’t yet seen.

Can the Grizzlies derail Golden State’s run of perfection while extending the length of their own four-game win streak? Or will it be the Warriors who push the bill at least one more time, strengthening their chokehold on the West, becoming just the seventh team in NBA history to begin the season at least 22-2?

You can catch all of the action on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, but be sure to keep it locked here for updates and analysis throughout tonight’s game.

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Charlotte Hornets vs. Memphis Grizzlies 12/12/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Charlotte Hornets have been severely disappointing in 2014 after a surprisingly successful run in 2013. The Grizzlies haven’t been disappointing, but every win is important as they chase the scorching hot Golden State Warriors atop the Western Conference.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies 12/9/14: Video Highlights and Recap

Two of the NBA‘s top teams squared off on Tuesday night when the Memphis Grizzlies faced the Dallas Mavericks. The Grizzlies looked to build some momentum after snapping a two-game skid their last time out, but they faced a tough test from the efficient Mavs, who had won six of their last seven.

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Miami Heat vs. Memphis Grizzlies 12/7/14: Video Highlights and Recap

After a hot start, the Memphis Grizzlies have cooled slightly, having lost their past two games.

On Sunday, they took on the Miami Heat, losers of their last three games and six of the past 10.

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Miami Heat vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

The Memphis Grizzlies (15-4) and Miami Heat (9-10) will both look to get back on the winning track when they square off at FedExForum Sunday night. 

Losers of two straight, the Grizzlies have fallen back to fourth place in the Western Conference and second place in the Southwest Division behind the Houston Rockets. 

The Heat, meanwhile, have dropped three straight and six of their last 10 to drop below the Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks in the Southeast Division standings. However, Miami still maintains a hold on the Eastern Conference’s No. 7 seed. 

While Memphis owns a net rating of plus-seven points per 100 possessions, according to Basketball-Reference.com, Miami’s 25th-ranked defense has contributed to a negative net rating of minus-3.2 points per 100 possessions. 

Come Sunday evening, you should expect each and every possession to be valued highly. As things stand, the Grizzlies rank 23rd in pace (92.2 possessions per 48 minutes), while the Heat rank 29th (90.2), per Basketball-Reference.com

Miami will also need to focus heavily on slowing down Marc Gasol, who’s the only player averaging at least 19 points, eight rebounds and three assists this season, according to Basketball-Reference.com

You can catch all the action at 6 p.m. ET on Sun Sports (Miami), Sports South (Memphis) or NBA League Pass. 

Keep it locked here on Bleacher Report throughout the night for real-time updates, highlights and analysis of all things Heat-Grizzlies. 

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San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies 12/5/14: Video Highlights and Recap

Two of the NBA‘s top teams squared off on Friday night when the Memphis Grizzlies faced the San Antonio Spurs. The Grizzlies had seen their five-game win streak snapped in their last game, and they faced a very tough test from a deep, balanced Spurs squad that had seen its own eight-game win streak snapped its last time out.

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Memphis Grizzlies: The pitch for Marc Gasol to stay

Starting July 1st, Marc Gasol will be a free agent. Unquestionably one of the top free agents in next year’s class, a bidding war for his services will ensue. I can’t imagine him not receiving a max deal. If the Grizzlies want to keep him, they’re going to have to fork over the dough. The Grizzlies, a small market franchise, don’t usually splash the cash. The teams of the past few seasons have been the best for this franchise with a constantly growing fanbase. I believe general manager Chris Wallace when he says the team will do whatever it takes to re-sign Gasol. But ultimately, the decision is up to Gasol. Here are a few things that will probably impact his decision.
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Marc’s ties to the community in Memphis are deep. He moved to Memphis soon after his brother Pau started playing for the team. Marc watched the Grizzlies struggle through some pretty awful teams when the franchise was just born. Through the draft and some astute trades, the franchise bui

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