Tuesday , Jan , 03 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Grizzlies, Warriors put winning streaks on the line

(Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies both try to
extend their winning streaks to four games, as the teams square off tonight at
the FedExForum.

Memphis has won four of the last five meetings in this series. Golden State
has lost two straight and four of its last five at the Grizzlies.

The Warriors are 11-9 all-time at the Grizzlies.

Golden State plays the finale of a three-game road trip. On Saturday, two-time
All-Star Baron Davis scored 23 points and dished out seven assists to lead the
Warriors over the Houston Rockets, 94-89, at the Toyota Center.

Jason Richardson finished with 22 points in the win over Houston for the
Warriors, who withstood a late run by the Rockets to capture their third
straight win.

The Warriors are 8-7 on the road this season. After tonight’s contest, Golden
State returns home to host the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat at The Arena
in Oakland.

Memphis plays the opener of a brief two-game homestand. Pau Gasol poured in 22
points and grabbed eight rebounds and eight assists as the Grizzlies defeated
the Seattle SuperSonics, 100-96, on Saturday at KeyArena.

Shane Battier added 19 points in the win over Seattle for the Grizzlies, who
have won five of their last six games overall. Eddie Jones finished with 17
points on 5-of-14 shooting from the field.

Memphis played the SuperSonics without guard Damon Stoudamire, who suffered a
ruptured patella tendon in his right knee during Friday’s 93-90 victory over
Portland and is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the season.

The Grizzlies are 10-5 as the host this season. They have won two in a row at