Wednesday , Dec , 03 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Nets return home to host Grizzlies

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – The New Jersey Nets return home tonight
after a five-game road trip and welcome Pau Gasol and the Memphis Grizzlies to
Continental Airlines Arena.

The Nets finished their road swing at 2-3 when they lost to the Utah Jazz,
91-84, Monday at the Delta Center.

Richard Jefferson led the Nets in scoring with 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting.
Jason Kidd chipped in with 15 points and dished out five assists for the Nets.

Kenyon Martin added 10 points and Kerry Kittles managed just seven points in
28 minutes for the Nets, who have lost three games in a row.

New Jersey’s Jason Collins contributed 10 points against Utah.

The Nets are 2-5 at home this season.

Memphis will attempt to finish 3-0 on its current three-game road trip.

Gasol scored 19 points to lead the Grizzlies to a 96-89 win over the Boston
Celtics on Monday at the FleetCenter.

Lorenzen Wright posted 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Grizzlies, while
Shane Battier and Stromile Swift each chipped in 12 for Memphis, which had six
players in double figures.

James Posey added 11 points and Mike Miller contributed 10 points, 10 assists
and eight rebounds in the win.

Memphis improved to 8-8, marking the latest point in a season in team history
that the Grizzlies have had at least a .500 record.

Memphis guard Jason Williams (back) did not play against Boston.

Williams is expected to play in tonight’s game.

The Grizzlies are 5-5 as the visitor this season.

In 2002-03, the teams split two games as each club won on its homecourt.

Overall, New Jersey has won four of the last five meetings between the two

The Grizzlies have lost three straight at New Jersey.