By CLAY BAILEY
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The surging Memphis Grizzlies are about to face their toughest stretch of the season.
The team that had the NBA's best start this season heads into March winners of 8 straight. Going into Thursday's games Memphis (38-18) was fourth in the West thanks in part to a friendly schedule.
The Grizzlies have played the fewest road games of any team in the conference - but that's about to change.
They visit Miami on Friday, the first of 17 games in 30 days, including 11 away from Memphis. March also features a Western swing with four games in five nights and five back-to-backs.
Coach Lionel Hollins doesn't plan on resting players. He says the Grizzlies can't expect someone else to help them secure their third straight playoff berth.
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