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2004–05 Memphis Grizzlies season

The 2004–05 NBA season was the Grizzlies' tenth season in the National Basketball Association, and their fourth season in Memphis.[1] Coming off their first playoff appearance in franchise history, the Grizzlies had a new look and moved into their new arena, the FedExForum. However, the team struggled with a 5–7 start as 71-year old Hubie Brown retired from coaching due to "unexpected health problems". The Grizzlies would lose their next four games under Lionel Hollins before replacing him with TNT analyst Mike Fratello. Under Fratello, the Grizzlies would win 12 of their 15 games in January climbing back into playoff contention. Despite losing five of their last six games, the Grizzlies finished fourth in the Southwest Division with a 45–37 record, making their second consecutive trip to the playoffs.

2004–05 Memphis Grizzlies season
Head coachMike Fratello
Hubie Brown (resigned)
General managerJerry West
Owner(s)Michael Heisley
ArenaFedExForum
Results
Record45–37 (.549)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Southwest)
Conference: 8th (Western)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Suns 0–4)
Local media
TelevisionFSN South
RadioWREC
< 2003–04 2005–06 >

However, in the first round of the playoffs, they were swept by the top-seeded Phoenix Suns in four straight games. Following the season, Bonzi Wells was traded to the Sacramento Kings, Jason Williams and James Posey were both dealt to the Miami Heat, and Stromile Swift signed as a free agent with the Houston Rockets.

The Grizzlies new logo and uniforms still remain in use as of 2017, although the jerseys were slightly changed in 2010.

Contents

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 49 Sergei Lishouk C/PF   Ukraine

RosterEdit

Memphis Grizzlies roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G/F 31   Battier, Shane 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Duke
G 1   Burks, Antonio 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Memphis
F 35   Cardinal, Brian 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Purdue
G 14   Emmett, Andre 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Texas Tech
F/C 16   Gasol, Pau 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Spain
F 40   Humphrey, Ryan 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Notre Dame
G/F 30   Jones, Dahntay 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Duke
G/F 33   Miller, Mike 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Florida
G/F 41   Posey, James 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 217 lb (98 kg) Xavier
F/C 4   Swift, Stromile 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) LSU
C 12   Tsakalidis, Jake 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 290 lb (132 kg) Republic of Georgia
G 25   Watson, Earl 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 199 lb (90 kg) UCLA
G/F 6   Wells, Bonzi 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Ball State
G 2   Williams, Jason 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Florida
F/C 42   Wright, Lorenzen 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Memphis
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Roster

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Template:2004-05 NBA Midwest standings

# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Phoenix Suns 62 20 .756
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 59 23 .720 3
3 y-Seattle SuperSonics 52 30 .634 10
4 x-Dallas Mavericks 58 24 .707 4
5 x-Houston Rockets 51 31 .622 11
6 x-Sacramento Kings 50 32 .610 12
7 x-Denver Nuggets 49 33 .598 13
8 x-Memphis Grizzlies 45 37 .549 17
9 Minnesota Timberwolves 44 38 .537 18
10 Los Angeles Clippers 37 45 .451 25
11 Los Angeles Lakers 34 48 .415 28
12 Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 28
13 Portland Trail Blazers 27 55 .329 35
14 Utah Jazz 26 56 .317 36
15 New Orleans Hornets 18 64 .220 44
z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

2004-05 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–4
Boston 3–1 4–0 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–1
Charlotte 3–1 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–4
Chicago 4–0 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–0 0–4 1–1 4–0 3–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–2
Cleveland 4–0 2–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–3 3–1 0–3 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–2
Dallas 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0
Denver 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 3–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0
Detroit 3–1 3–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 4–0
Golden State 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 0–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 4–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Indiana 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 2–2
L.A. Clippers 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 4–0 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–3 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–2
Memphis 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 2–0 3–1 1–3 0–2 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 0–3 3–1 0–3 2–0 3–0 0–2
Miami 4–0 2–1 3–1 3–1 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 4–0
Milwaukee 2–1 1–3 4–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3
Minnesota 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–2 3–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 4–0 3–1 1–2 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–1
New Jersey 3–0 3–1 4–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–3
New Orleans 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–1 1–2 0–4 0–3 0–2 2–2 1–1
New York 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–4 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–0 2–1
Orlando 3–1 0–3 1–3 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–2
Philadelphia 3–1 3–1 3–0 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 4–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
Phoenix 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1
Portland 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–4 0–2 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–4 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–3 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–2
Sacramento 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 3–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–0
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1
Seattle 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–2 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 0–2
Toronto 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3
Utah 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 0–2
Washington 4–0 1–3 4–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–4 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0

Game logEdit

PlayoffsEdit

West First RoundEdit

(1) Phoenix Suns vs. (8) Memphis Grizzlies

April 24
7:30 pm
Memphis Grizzlies 103, Phoenix Suns 114
Scoring by quarter: 29–39, 22–20, 28–28, 25–27
Pts: Mike Miller 19
Rebs: Shane Battier 9
Asts: Jason Williams 5
Pts: Shawn Marion 26
Rebs: Shawn Marion 13
Asts: Steve Nash 13
America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 18,422
Referees: Bennett Salvatore, Bob Delaney, Sean Corbin
April 27
7:30 pm
Memphis Grizzlies 103, Phoenix Suns 108
Scoring by quarter: 31–29, 23–31, 23–22, 26–26
Pts: Pau Gasol 28
Rebs: Pau Gasol 16
Asts: Pau Gasol 5
Pts: Amar'e Stoudemire 34
Rebs: Shawn Marion 13
Asts: Steve Nash 15
America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 18,422
Referees: Blane Reichelt, Eddie F. Rush, Joe DeRosa
April 29
8:00 pm
Phoenix Suns 110, Memphis Grizzlies 90
Scoring by quarter: 31–30, 26–17, 26–20, 27–23
Pts: Amar'e Stoudemire 30
Rebs: Shawn Marion 13
Asts: Steve Nash 8
Pts: Lorenzen Wright 14
Rebs: Battier, Swift, Wright 8 each
Asts: Jason Williams 6
FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance: 18,119
Referees: Joe Forte, Steve Javie, Tim Donaghy
May 1
7:00 pm
Phoenix Suns 132, Memphis Grizzlies 115
Scoring by quarter: 39–20, 24–36, 28–26, 32–33
Pts: Joe Johnson 25
Rebs: Shawn Marion 11
Asts: Steve Nash 9
Pts: Pau Gasol 28
Rebs: Dahntay Jones 5
Asts: Jason Williams 8
Phoenix wins the series, 4–0
FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance: 17,243
Referees: Ken Mauer, Mark Wunderlich, Ron Garretson

Last Playoffs meeting: This is the first meeting between the Suns and Grizzlies.

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

SeasonEdit

PlayoffsEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit