Thursday , Jan , 29 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Memphis Grizzlies Team Report – January 29

=== Memphis Grizzlies Team Report – January 29 ===

(Sports Network) – The Memphis Grizzlies had their franchise-record eight-
game winning streak stopped on Wednesday with an 88-76 setback at the hands of
the Portland Trail Blazers.

Former Trail Blazer Bonzi Wells came off the bench to score 20 for Memphis,
which also had its franchise-record home win streak snapped at seven games.
Pau Gasol added 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Despite the loss, the Grizzlies have still earned a team-record 10 wins this
month and remain only three wins shy of tying the team mark for most victories
in an entire season (28).

Portland carried a 64-60 lead into the fourth quarter, but the Grizzlies
rallied to tie it with four straight points from Earl Watson.

However, the Blazer put the game away with a explosive 16-2 outburst, keyed by
seven points from Rasheed Wallace. Damon Stoudamire capped the spurt with a
pair of free throws to make it 80-66 with just 5:00 remaining, and Memphis
never threatened after that.

Memphis returns to action on Friday against Utah.