Wednesday , Dec , 20 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Spurs host Grizzlies

(Sports Network) – The top team in the West meets the worst club in the
conference, as the San Antonio Spurs host Southwest Division-rival Memphis
tonight at the AT&T Center.

The Spurs are in first place in the Southwest Division, while the Grizzlies
are in the cellar, 13 games behind San Antonio.

San Antonio, which plays the middle contest of a three-game homestand, tries
to win its fifth straight game this evening. Tony Parker scored 24 points and
tallied eight assists to lead the Spurs to a 103-98 win over the Philadelphia
76ers. at the AT&T Center.

Tim Duncan scored 21 points and grabbed nine boards, while Manu Ginobili
contributed 17 points and nine rebounds in the win over Philadelphia for the
Spurs, who have won four in a row and eight of their last nine games overall.
Michael Finley added 14 points in the victory.

The Spurs, who have won five in a row at the AT&T Center, are 9-3 at home this
season. They are scheduled to host Yao Ming and the Houston Rockets on Friday.

Memphis attempts to win back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Mike Miller scored a team-high 29 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and dished
out seven assists as the Grizzlies held on to beat the Seattle SuperSonics,
134-126, in double overtime on Monday at the FedExForum.

Chucky Atkins came off the bench and scored 28 points in the win over the
SuperSonics for Memphis, which snapped a six-game slide. Rookie Rudy Gay
finished with 17 points in the victory.

The Grizzlies are a dismal 2-12 on the road this season. They have dropped
three in a row as the visitor.

The Spurs have won four in a row over Memphis. The Grizzlies have lost 14 of
their last 17 at San Antonio.