Memphis Grizzlies Clinch Final Playoff Berth in the West
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Ladies and gentlemen, the field for the 2014 NBA Playoffs has been determined.
While some of the seeding still has to be worked out in the final days of the regular season, the Memphis Grizzlies became the 16th and final team to clinch a postseason berth with an impressive 97-91 road victory over the Phoenix Suns. The loss officially eliminated the Suns from the playoffs.
Zach Randolph finished with 32 points and nine rebounds on 15-of-25 shooting, while Mike Miller added 21 timely points off the bench. Ultimately, the key to the game was Memphis’ stifling defense holding Phoenix’s talented backcourt of Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe to 12-of-30 shooting from the field and 1-of-9 shooting from behind the three-point line.
Here is the reactions of the Suns players the moment they realized that their postseason dreams were gone.