Memphis Grizzlies improve to 5-1 since acquiring Chalmers

November 24, 2015

Mario Chamlers basketball

Mario Chamlers

It’s no accident the Memphis Grizzlies have posted a 5-1 record since acquiring Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers from the Miami Heat.

The only player in Alaska history to win championships in high school, college and the NBA brought his winning persona to Memphis.

The veteran guard is averaging 14 points in 19 minutes while coming off the bench with his new team.

Tonight he grabbed a season-high five steals, which pushed him over the 800 mark for his career; the first Alaskan to reach that total.

Chalmers, of Bartlett High fame, scored 29 points and went 13-for-15 at the foul line to key a win over Oklahoma City.

In just six games with the Grizzlies he has made 38-of-44 free throws and contributed 16 assists and 12 steals.