Sonics host Grizzlies at KeyArena
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Two teams will try to bounce back from losses
tonight as the surprising Seattle SuperSonics welcome the Memphis Grizzlies to
The SuperSonics were dealt just their third loss of the season Tuesday night,
as they fell to the Miami Heat, 105-98, in front of their home crowd.
Ronald Murray recorded a career-high 31 points for Seattle, which has lost two
of its last three games and dropped to 6-3 on the year. Rashard Lewis added 16
points in a losing effort.
Seattle is 15-0 at home against the Grizzlies and only two of those games have
been decided by fewer than five points. The Sonics are 2-2 as the host this
The Grizzlies had their three-game winning streak halted on Wednesday, as they
fell to the Detroit Pistons, 99-92, at The Pyramid.
Mike Miller and Lorenzen Wright each scored 18 points in the losing effort for
Memphis, which had a three-game win streak come to an end. Pau Gasol had 13
points and 12 boards in the loss to Detroit.
Memphis starts a three-game road trip tonight. After playing the Sonics, the
Grizzlies will head to Los Angeles for a game on Sunday with the Lakers and
will finish up the swing on Tuesday in Sacramento.
The Grizzlies are 2-3 on the road this season.
In 2002-03, Seattle won three of the four contests between the two teams.
Overall, the SuperSonics have won three straight and 10 of the last 11
meetings between the two squads.
The Sonics are a dominant 27-4 all-time in the series.