Wednesday , Mar , 24 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Memphis Grizzlies Team Report – March 24

=== Memphis Grizzlies Team Report – March 24 ===

(Sports Network) – Pau Gasol poured in 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds to
lead the red-hot Memphis Grizzlies to a 95-86 victory over the Toronto Raptors
on Tuesday at The Pyramid.

Stromile Swift registered a double-double with 21 points and 13 boards for
Memphis, which jumped into a tie with Dallas for fifth place in the Western
Conference. With wins in three of their last four, the Grizzlies are well on
their way to securing their first-ever playoff berth.

Memphis, which has won 10 of its last 12 overall, visits the New York Knicks
tonight. The Grizzlies, who are 29-9 since the start of the New Year, have won
four of their last five on the road and are 16-17 away from home this season.
Memphis has also posted a 17-8 mark against the Eastern Conference this

New York defeated Memphis earlier in the season and has won three of the last
four and 10 of the last 13 matchups. The Grizzlies, though, have won two
straight at the Big Apple.

Gasol has averaged 20.2 points and 9.9 rebounds in his last 10 games.