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Battier Debuts On NBA Stage

Shane Battier had a nice debut for the Grizzlies (note to Memphis - it's time to change the name. The only Grizzly things in Tennessee work for or loiter near the Jack Daniels plant), scoring 20 points and grabbing 8 boards.

He made a solid impression on Alvin Gentry, the coach of the PaperClips, who said "there's no way that kid's going to fail."