Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

Calkins: Grizzlies lose a heartbreaker — and boy, did it feel good

By Updated: July 31, 2020 9:50 PM CT | Published: July 31, 2020 9:46 PM CT Subscribers Only
<strong>Memphis Grizzlies Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) and Portland Trail Blazers CJ McCollum (3) compete for a jump ball during the second half on Friday, July 31, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.</strong> <strong>Jackson had 33 points and six 3-pointers in 43 minutes. But the Grizzlies lost in overtime, 140-135.</strong> (Mike Ehrmann/Associated Press)

Memphis Grizzlies Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) and Portland Trail Blazers CJ McCollum (3) compete for a jump ball during the second half on Friday, July 31, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Jackson had 33 points and six 3-pointers in 43 minutes. But the Grizzlies lost in overtime, 140-135. (Mike Ehrmann/Associated Press)

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in the first of eight seeding games. It was agonizing, certainly. But somehow, the agony felt wonderful.

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