Memphis Grizzlies Team Report – February 16
=== Memphis Grizzlies Team Report – February 16 ===
(Sports Network) – The Memphis Grizzlies visit the Boston Celtics on
Wednesday at the FleetCenter. Memphis registered a 117-109 victory over the
Celtics on December 29th at FedExForum. Nonetheless, the Celtics have won six
of 10 and nine of the last 14 meetings. The Grizzlies have won three of their
last five at Boston.
Memphis had a three-game winning streak halted on Sunday, as it fell 76-73 to
the Indiana Pacers at the Conseco Fieldhouse. Lorenzen Wright led the way with
18 points and 13 rebounds for Memphis.
Earl Watson chipped in with 16, as the Grizzlies got their three-game road
trip started on a losing note. Bonzi Wells tacked on 11 points and seven
rebounds off the bench in the defeat.
The Grizzlies were without starting point guard Jason Williams, who has a sore
left foot, and center Jake Tsakalidis, who has a neck sprain. Williams and
Tsakalidis are questionable for tonight’s contest.
Memphis struggled from the field, hitting just 34.7 percent of its shots. The
Grizzlies hit 5-of-18 (.278) from three-point range and 16-of-21 (.762) from
the free throw line.
The Grizzlies, who are continuing a three-game road trip, are just 12-13 in
foreign buildings this season. Memphis has won three of five and seven of its
last 10 road games.
Memphis will resume its season after the All-Star break on Wednesday, February
23rd against the Washington Wizards at the MCI Center. It will be the second
and final meeting of the 2004-05 campaign between the clubs. On November
3rd, the Wizards defeated the Grizzlies, 103-91, at FedExForum.
Wright has scored in double-digits in six of his last seven games and has
registered five double-doubles in those contests. He has scored in double-
digits 18 times this season and has recorded nine double-doubles.