Grizzlies dismal season continues
(Sports Network) – The Memphis Grizzlies three-year postseason run is
definitely coming to an end. They were 0-12 during their three playoff
appearances and will be looking to secure the top pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.
Memphis is a dismal 14-41 and owns the second worst record in the NBA. Only
the Boston Celtics have a worse record, as they are a brutal 13-39. The
Grizzlies are in the cellar of the Northwest Division, 31 games behind the
division-leading Utah Jazz. They are 11 1/2 games behind the fourth place New
Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets.
Forward Pau Gasol, who missed the first 22 games of the season with a
left foot injury which he suffered during the summer while competing for
Spain in the FIBA world championships, leads the Grizzlies in scoring
(20.1 ppg), rebounding (9.3 rpg) and blocks (2.3 bpg). Gasol has scored
in double-digits in 31 straight games. He has collected 14 double-doubles
and one triple-double this season.
The Golden State Warriors play their first game back from the All-Star break,
as they welcome the Grizzlies on Wednesday to ORACLE Arena. This is the second
of four meetings this season between the squads. On January 3rd, Mike Miller
poured in 33 points, including a career-high nine three-pointers as the
Grizzlies picked up a 144-135 win over the Warriors at the FedExForum.
The Grizzlies have won four of their last five at Golden State. Memphis has
won five in a row in the series. Golden State will host the Grizzlies on April
1st at ORACLE Arena, while Memphis will welcome the Warriors on April 6th to
Memphis has lost two in a row and plays the third of a four-game road trip
against the Warriors. On Tuesday, Rashard Lewis scored 34 points and grabbed
seven rebounds to lead the Seattle SuperSonics over the Grizzlies, 121-105, at
Gasol scored 17 points and grabbed 12 boards in the loss to Seattle for the
Grizzlies, who have lost five in a row on the road. Miller scored 20 points,
while rookie Rudy Gay finished with 19 points for Memphis.
The Grizzlies are a dismal 3-24 on the road this season. They will visit the
Portland Trail Blazers on Friday at the Rose Garden.