By TERESA M. WALKER
AP Sports Writer
Reaching the first Western Conference final in Memphis history has given the Grizzlies both a lesson in what they need to go further and a reminder on just how close they might be to the NBA Finals.
Center Marc Gasol says the Grizzlies are going to have to be a little better with every step taking a lot of work from everybody. He says everyone has to be on the same page, and they already are.
Memphis' new ownership took a big risk this offseason by letting coach Lionel Hollins go, even though the Grizzlies improved every season since he took over in January 2009. They replaced him by promoting Dave Joerger.
They also re-signed Tony Allen and brought in Mike Miller to boost the offense with his championship resume.
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