Memphis has found a winning formula
(Sports Network) – The Memphis Grizzlies are playing solid basketball and
seem to have found a chemistry that is proving to be a winning formula for the
The streaking Grizzlies attempt to collect a season-high sixth straight
victory on Tuesday, as they host the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets at the
FedExForum. Memphis has won six of nine and seven of the last 12 meetings in
this series. The Hornets have lost four of their last six at the Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies begin a brief two-game homestand against the Hornets. On
Saturday, Damon Stoudamire scored 24 points and Bobby Jackson added a season-
high 18 off the bench, as Memphis jumped out to a large early lead and beat
the Houston Rockets, 90-75, at the Toyota Center.
Stoudamire and Jackson combined to make 11-of-15 three-point field goals, as
the team finished 15-of-32 from beyond the arc in the win over the Rockets.
The 15 three-pointers were a franchise record. Pau Gasol added 15 points and
seven rebounds, while Shane Battier tallied 14 points for the Grizzlies, who
won nine of their last 11 games overall.
Memphis, which has won two in a row at the FedExForum, is 5-2 at home this
season. The Grizzlies are scheduled to host Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas
Mavericks on Friday. After the Dallas game, Memphis heads to Indiana to face
Ron Artest and the Pacers on Saturday at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Gasol, who has registered double-digits in scoring in 15 of Memphis’ first 17
games this season, leads the Grizzlies in scoring (18.6 ppg) and rebounding
(8.8 rpg), while Stoudamire is averaging a team-high 4.9 assists per game.
The Grizzlies have scored 90 or more points in four straight games. They are
8-1 when they score 90 or more points this season.