Chalmers back with Grizzlies after season on sidelines

first_imgIndian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Marbury opts for final season with Beijing Fly Dragons View comments Chalmers developed a relationship with Grizzlies coach David Fizdale when Chalmers played for the Miami Heat and Fizdale was a Heat assistant.Chalmers won NBA titles with the LeBron James-led Heat in 2012 and 2013.Chalmers averaged 10.8 points, 3.8 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 55 games with the Grizzlies in 2015-16.Last season the Grizzlies finished in seventh place in the Western Conference and were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the San Antonio Spurs.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Chalmers used Instagram on Tuesday to post a picture of himself in a Grizzlies uniform with a caption that read “GNG… enough said.” “Grit and grind” is the Grizzlies’ motto.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Chalmers, 31, has battled back from a torn right Achilles tendon he sustained in March 2016 while playing for the Grizzlies.The Grizzlies released Chalmers after he was injured, and he missed all of the 2016-17 NBA season. Mario Chalmers #6 of the Memphis Grizzlies dribbles against the Boston Celtics during the second quarter at TD Garden on March 9, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPThe Memphis Grizzlies inked Mario Chalmers to a contract on Wednesday, a day after the guard indicated he was headed back to his old NBA team.The Grizzlies did not reveal terms of the deal, but multiple media reports said Chalmers agreed to a one-year contract.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Men’s Basketball Succumbs To Second Half Rally At Indiana State

first_imgAfter enduring that drought, the Bulldogs outscored ISU, 10-5, during a three-minute span to trim the margin to 35-27 with 3:40 left in the half. Drake continued to keep pace with the Sycamores throughout the remainder of the half with ISU holding on to a 42-31 halftime lead. Wampler scored 10 of his points during the opening half while Timmer added nine. “Today felt like so much more than shots not falling,” Rutter added. “The ball was sticking today and we tried a number of different things to try to get the ball moving. But those frustrations on offense led to some frustrations on defense.” TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – A pair of runs early in both halves allowed Indiana State to cruise past the Drake University men’s basketball team, 84-60, Saturday afternoon at the Hulman Center. Brenton Scott led Indiana State with 20 points including six during a 15-0 run to open the second half for the Sycamores. However, Drake was unable to build upon that momentum as Indiana State opened the second half with a 15-0 run in the first three minutes that included three-straight three-pointers to lead 57-31. at Evansville 2/14/2017 – 7 p.m. Story Links Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines The Valley On ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live The Sycamores built up their first-half lead by making six-straight shots at one point as part of an 11-0 run to take a 22-10 lead eight minutes into the contest. The Sycamores held the Bulldogs scoreless for more than four minutes during that run and limited Drake to jus 32.3 percent shooting in the opening half. Drake (7-19, 5-9 MVC) was led by 15 points from Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) who moved into 12th in career scoring at Drake with 1,279 career points. Billy Wampler (Eau Claire, Wis.) added 14 points and seven rebounds while shooting 6-of-11. The Bulldogs were held to 31.7 percent shooting but connected on eight three-pointers against Indiana State (10-16, 4-10 MVC). Next Game: “It just killed us,” said Drake head coach Jeff Rutter of Indiana State’s run to open the second half. “They scored on six-straight possessions and we went 0-of-5 and couldn’t recover any ground. Our resolve was not what we needed it to be today. The ball was sticking offensively and we had to adjust to a couple different flow-type offenses.” Full Schedule Roster Box Score (HTML) Box Score (PDF) Preview Moments later, Drake’s defense held ISU to just one make in 10 attempts and back-to-back three-pointers from Timmer pulled Drake within 20 points, 59-39, with 12:30 left. Drake trimmed the deficit to less than 20 just once, with 4:39 left, before ISU answered with eight-straight points to stretch its lead back out and earn a split of the season series with the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs remain on the road for their next contest on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Evansville. Tipoff against the Purple Aces is scheduled for 7 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more