Streaking Grizzlies host SuperSonics
(Sports Network) – The red-hot Memphis Grizzlies attempt to extend their
season-best winning streak to eight games tonight, as they welcome the Seattle
SuperSonics to the FedExForum.
A victory for the Grizzlies would match their franchise-best winning streak.
They won eight in a row from January 11-25, 2004.
Memphis is No. 6 in the Western Conference playoff race and is just one-half
game behind the fifth-seeded Los Angeles Clippers.
All-Star Pau Gasol scored 33 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, as Memphis held
off thee Charlotte Bobcats, 102-95, on Saturday in a game delayed by 90
minutes due to a small fire in the FedExForum, About 12,000 fans had to be
evacuated before the game due to a fire in an elevator shaft. Order was
eventually restored and the game, originally scheduled for 4 p.m. (et), began
90 minutes late.
Mike Miller poured in 20 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the victory
over Charlotte for the Grizzlies, who have won 15 of their last 21 games
The Grizzlies are an impressive 25-10 at home this season. They have won six
in a row as the host.
Seattle will try and make it two wins in a row when they open a brief two-game
road trip. On Sunday, Ray Allen scored 33 points, and drilled the go-ahead
three-pointer with 5.4 seconds left to boost the SuperSonics to a 106-102
victory over the San Antonio Spurs at KeyArena.
Allen ended 13-of-23 from the field, including 5-of-6 from three-point range,
for the SuperSonics, who have won five of their last eight games overall. Luke
Ridnour tallied 19 points and Rashard Lewis netted 16 for Seattle.
The Sonics are 10-24 as the visitor this season. They are scheduled to visit
the Houston Rockets on Wednesday at the Toyota Center.
This is the fourth and final meeting of the campaign between the clubs. The
Grizzlies won the three previous contests.
Seattle has won eight of its last 10 at the Grizzlies.