Wednesday , Dec , 27 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Grizzlies are locked in the cellar

(Sports Network) – The Memphis Grizzlies three-year playoff run is in
serious jeopardy. They are a league-worst 6-23 and are six games behind the
fourth place New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets in the Northwest Division.

The Grizzlies, who are 2-4 when they score more than 100 points this season,
are 1-10 when their opponent reaches the century mark.

On Wednesday, the streaking Milwaukee Bucks play the middle contest of a
three-game road trip when they stop off in Memphis to battle the Grizzlies at
FedExForum. It is the second and final meeting of the season between the
clubs. On December 8th, Ruben Patterson scored 30 points and grabbed seven
rebounds to lead the Bucks to a 100-94 win over the Grizzlies at the Bradley

Milwaukee has lost four straight and five of its last six at the Grizzlies.
The Bucks have won two of the last three contests in the series.

Memphis plays the first of a short two-game homestand against Milwaukee. On
Tuesday, Gilbert Arenas poured in 31 points on 9-of-13 from the floor as the
Washington Wizards knocked off the Grizzlies, 116-101, at the Verizon Center.

Alexander Johnson recorded his first career double-double with 23 points and
10 boards in the loss to Washington for the Grizzlies, who have lost four in a
row and 10 of their last 11 games overall. Pau Gasol tallied 13 points, five
rebounds and five assists, while Chucky Atkins finished with 15 points in

The Grizzlies are 4-8 at home this season. They will host T.J. Ford and the
Toronto Raptors on Saturday. Memphis will visit the Raptors on March 7, 2007
at Air Canada Centre in the second and final meeting of the campaign between
the club.

Mike Miller leads the Grizzlies in scoring (15.2 ppg), rebounding (6.8 rpg)
and assists (4.3 apg). Miller has scored in double-digits in 23 games and has
collected four double-doubles this season.