Saturday , Jan , 07 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Bulls host red-hot Grizzlies

=== Bulls host red-hot Grizzlies ===

(Sports Network) – The Chicago Bulls begin a brief two-game homestand tonight,
as they host the streaking Memphis Grizzlies at the United Center.

This is the second and final meeting of the season between the clubs. On
December 23rd, Mike Miller scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead
the Grizzlies over the Bulls, 95-77, at FedExForum.

The home team has won nine of the last 11 meetings in this series. The
Grizzlies have lost four of their last five at Chicago.

Kirk Hinrich finished with 18 points and seven assists, as the Bulls beat the
Milwaukee Bucks, 105-91, at the Bradley Center. The win snapped the Bucks’ 14-
game homecourt winning streak over Chicago, dating back to the 1998-99 season.
It was the Bulls’ first win in Milwaukee since March 29, 1998.

Andres Nocioni scored 17 points and Chris Duhon added 16 and six assists in
the win over Milwaukee for the Bulls, who put an end to a season-high eight-
game losing streak. Darius Songaila, Othella Harrington and Luol Deng all
scored 13 points in the victory.

Chicago is 5-10 at the United Center this season. The Bulls, who will host
Chris Bosh and the Toronto Raptors on Monday, have lost five in a row on their

Memphis attempts to extend its winning streak to six games tonight. On Friday,
Pau Gasol put in 27 points and tied a career- high with 18 rebounds to lead
the Grizzlies over the Utah Jazz, 87-65, at FedExForum. Gasol also contributed
seven assists and tied a personal-best with 15 points from the free throw line
on a career-high 20 attempts for the Grizzlies, who have won seven their last
eight games overall.

Eddie Jones, Bobby Jackson and Mike Miller all netted 13 points in the win
over the Jazz for Memphis, which has won five of its last six games against

The Grizzlies are 10-5 as the visitor this season. They have won three in a
row on the road.