Grizzlies are on a roll
(Sports Network) – The Memphis Grizzlies (41-29) are playing great
basketball at the end of the campaign, as they get ready for their third
straight trip to the postseason.
Memphis is No. 6 in the Western Conference playoff race and trails the fifth-
seeded Los Angeles Clippers by just one-half game.
On Tuesday, the red-hot Grizzlies attempt to extend their season-best winning
streak to eight games when they welcome the Seattle SuperSonics to the
FedExForum. It 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.
A victory for the Grizzlies on Tuesday would match their franchise-best
winning streak. They won eight in a row from January 11-25, 2004.
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.
Memphis will split its final 12 games this season evenly between home and the
road. Besides Seattle, the Grizzlies will also host Atlanta, Golden State,
Milwaukee, Minnesota and the Clippers.
The Grizzlies will visit New Jersey, the Hornets, San Antonio, Charlotte,
Houston and the Timberwolves in their final six road games of the campaign.