Sixers conclude homestand vs. Memphis
(Sports Network) – The Philadelphia 76ers try and put the brakes on a two-game
losing streak this evening when they wrap up a brief two-game homestand
against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Wachovia Center.
On Wednesday, the Sixers failed to make up ground in the Atlantic, as they
found themselves on the wrong end of a 101-90 decision to the division-leading
New Jersey Nets, who lead Philadelphia by four games.
Allen Iverson led the Sixers with 36 points and dished out nine assists while
Chris Webber chipped in 15 points and eight rebounds for the Sixers, who have
lost three of their last four.
Andre Iguodala added 11 points, while reserve forward Michael Bradley grabbed
a team-high 10 boards in the loss.
Iverson left the game late in the fourth quarter with a knee injury. His
status for tonight is not certain, though he has yet to miss a game all season
despite being banged up.
Philadelphia, which will head to Minnesota on Sunday, is 12-7 in its arena
Memphis, meanwhile, comes in riding a three-game losing streak after dropping
an 87-79 decision to the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets on Wednesday at the
Mike Miller paced the Grizzlies with 21 points, while Bobby Jackson and Shane
Battier added 13 apiece in the loss.
To make matters worse center Lorenzen Wright was forced to miss the game with
a bruised left knee. He is questionable for tonight’s affair.
Memphis, which will close a four-game road trip with stops in Washington and
Miami, is 10-8 away from home this season.
The Grizzlies split their two matchups with the Sixers last season and has won
three of four and five of the last eight matchups. However, they are just 2-7
all-time in the City of Brotherly Love.