Jazz visit Grizzlies at FedEx Forum
(Sports Network) – The Memphis Grizzlies resume a six-game homestand this
afternoon when they host the Utah Jazz at FedEx Forum.
Memphis, currently seeded sixth in the Western Conference, is 2-1 on the
homestand and posted a 116-102 triumph over Denver on Friday night.
Mike Miller poured in a career-high 41 points to lead Memphis, which is 4-1 in
its last five home games. The Grizzlies, who got 18 points from Pau Gasol, are
21-10 as the host this season.
After Sunday’s game versus Utah, the Grizzlies will continue their homestand
against Indiana and the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Jazz, meanwhile, are still in search of the eighth and final playoff spot
in the Western Conference.
Utah is 1-2 on its current four-game road swing and recorded a 111-101 victory
over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.
Deron Williams posted a career-high 28 points, as the Utah Jazz continued
their domination of Atlanta.
Mehmet Okur contributed 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz, who beat the
Hawks for the seventh straight time. Carlos Boozer added 21 points and 11
boards, while Andrei Kirilenko ended with 18 points and eight assists.
The Jazz are now three games under .500 (31-34). They are also 1-3 in their
last four road games and 15-18 as the visitor this season.
Sunday’s meeting between Utah and Memphis is the fourth and final matchup of
the season. The Grizzlies won the first meeting on November 19 by an 80-72
score, then dropped a 105-102 overtime loss on December 26.
On January 6, Memphis grabbed a 2-1 series lead with an 87-65 victory.
Memphis has won five of the last six meetings with the Jazz, who have lost two
straight and six of eight at Memphis.