Tuesday , Mar , 21 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Battle of the 6’s: Memphis takes on Indiana

(Sports Network) – Two squads seeded sixth in their respective conferences
square off tonight, as the Memphis Grizzlies host the Indiana Pacers at
FedExForum.

Memphis, seeded sixth in the West, is 3-1 on its current six-game homestand
and made it three in a row with Sunday’s 90-84 triumph over the Utah Jazz.

Chucky Atkins netted 20 points, while Pau Gasol added 15 points and 10
rebounds for the Grizzlies.

Memphis is 5-1 in its last six home games and 22-10 at home on the season.

Meanwhile, the Pacers have alternated wins and losses over its last seven
games and dropped a 103-88 decision to Boston on Sunday.

Peja Stojakovic scored 16 points and Danny Granger had 14, while Stephen
Jackson and Jeff Foster chipped in 13 points apiece for the Pacers, who have
lost two of their last three games and closed out a four-game homestand with a
2-2 record.

Indiana, which has beaten Memphis in three straight meetings and five of the
last six, is 13-19 on the road this season. It notched an 80-66 win over
Memphis on December 10 this season.

The Pacers, seeded No. 6 in the Eastern Conference, are 17-3 in the last 20
matchups with Memphis and have won seven of their last 10 trips to the
Grizzlies.

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