Grizzlies need a successful road trip
(Sports Network) – The Memphis Grizzlies have lost four of their last five
games overall and own a 26-20 record. They are in third place in the Southwest
Division, 10 1/2 games behind the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs.
Memphis tries to put the brakes on a two-game losing streak when it visits the
Sacramento Kings on Tuesday at ARCO Arena. The Grizzlies have lost 14 straight
at Sacramento, and are 1-19 as the visitor against the Kings.
The last time the Grizzlies beat the Kings on the road was on April 19, 1998.
It is the second meeting of the season between the clubs. On January 10th,
Mike Miller registered a triple-double with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10
assists, as Memphis defeated the Kings, 99-85, at FedExForum. Sacramento has
still won 12 of 15 and 17 of the last 21 meetings in this series
Memphis plays the second of a season-long six-game road trip against the
Kings. On Saturday, Michael Redd scored 23 points as the Milwaukee Bucks beat
the Grizzlies, 88-78, at the Bradley Center.
Pau Gasol paced the Grizzlies with 19 points and 12 rebounds and Mike Miller
and Brain Cardinal scored 12 apiece in the loss to the Bucks for Memphis,
which has lost four of their last five games overall.
The Grizzlies, who will also visit Phoenix, the Clippers, Lakers and Golden
State on the current swing, are 11-12 as the visitor this season. They have
dropped three in a row on the road.
Gasol, who leads the Grizzlies in scoring (19.7 ppg) and rebounding (9.2 rpg),
has scored in double-digits in nine straight contests. He has recorded four
double-doubles in a row. The 7-0 Gasol is averaging 19.2 points and 8.8
rebounds in his last 10 outings.
Memphis is 7-2 when it scores 100 or more points this season.