Grizzlies host Pierce, Celts
(Sports Network) – The Memphis Grizzlies resume a six-game homestand tonight
when they host the Boston Celtics at FedExForum.
The Grizzlies opened the homestand on Sunday against Philadelphia, but
suffered a 94-91 loss to the 76ers.
Jake Tsakalidis scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while Pau Gasol and
Mike Miller both scored 16 points for the Grizzlies, who have now lost three
of their last four games.
Memphis, seeded sixth in the Western Conference, is 2-2 in its last four home
games and 19-10 at FedEx Forum this season. It will also host Denver, Utah,
Indiana and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Meanwhile, the Celtics will begin a four-game road trip.
Boston finished 2-1 on its brief three-game homestand, including a 106-101
victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday at TD Banknorth Garden.
Paul Pierce scored 36 points, including the final six points for the Celtics,
who have won three of their last four games.
The Celtics are 3-1 in their last four road games and own a dismal 8-22 record
as the guest this season.
In the season series between Boston and Memphis, the Celtics lead 1-0 after a
99-98 win on November 9. Ricky Davis hit the winning jumper from just beyond
the foul line at the buzzer at the TD Banknorth Garden.
Davis finished with 18 points, while Paul Pierce topped the Celtics with 29
points, eight assists and seven rebounds.
Boston has won two in a row and seven of the last nine matchups with Memphis.