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Memphis Grizzlies at Phoenix Suns final score: Grizzlies win 97-91, clinch spot in Western Conference Playoffs

Playoff hopes were on the line in Phoenix as both teams went into tonight’s game with an opportunity to get into the postseason.  The Memphis Grizzlies clinched a spot in the Western Conference Playoffs with a 97-91 win, but the Phoenix Suns should be proud of their unlikely playoff run.

John Hollinger, VP of Basketball Operations for the Grizzlies, tweeted an interesting statistic after the win:

 

 

 

 

I understand the sports world is obsessed with analytics, but this statistic shows that some people get carried away with predicting various outcomes.  Making the playoffs in the Western Conference is not easy, but one would think a 0.2% chance is more appropriate for a team like the Milwaukee Bucks (15-66).

The Grizzlies play the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday for the seventh seed in the Western Conference Playoffs.  The loser will be seeded eighth, and will face the San Antonio Spurs in the first round.


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