Monday , Feb , 23 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Grizzlies go for fifth straight win

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Pau Gasol and the Memphis Grizzlies attempt
to win their fifth straight game tonight as they welcome rookie sensation
Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets to The Pyramid.

The is the fourth and final contest between the two squads this season. Denver
has won twice at the Pepsi Center, while the Grizzlies beat the Nuggets,
106-88, in Memphis on January 25.

On Saturday, James Posey poured in a game-high 27 points to lead the Grizzlies
to a 105-98 win over the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. Gasol finished
with 23 points and nine rebounds for Memphis, which has won eight of its last
nine overall.

Bonzi Wells contributed 16 points and Lorenzen Wright netted 14 and grabbed
nine rebounds in the win over Chicago.

Posey is averaging 21.3 points and six rebounds in his last three games.

Memphis, which has won five straight as the host, is an impressive 21-7 at
home this season. The Grizzlies are 20-1 when scoring at least 100 points.

Denver, which has lost four of its last five on the road, is 11-17 as the
visitor this season. A win tonight would give the Nuggets their most victories
away from home since they went 18-23 in 1994-95.

The Nuggets, who play the final contest of a three-game road trip, come into
tonight’s game on a two-game losing streak. On Saturday, Denver lost to the
Miami Heat, 97-81, at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Anthony led the Nuggets with 16 points on just 3-of-20 shooting in the loss to
Miami. Andre Miller finished with 15 points, while Voshon Lenard chipped in 14
for Denver, which lost its second straight following a three-game win streak.

The Nuggets have scored at least 100 points 26 times (20-6) this season.

The home team has won nine straight and 12 of the last 13 contests in this
series. Denver has lost three straight after winning its last four at the
Grizzlies.

DEN MEM