Sixers resume homestand vs. Memphis
(Sports Network) – The Philadelphia 76ers will resume a six-game homestand
tonight when they host the Memphis Grizzlies at the Wachovia Center.
Philadelphia has won the first two matchups on the stand, and posted a 99-94
victory over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. Andre Iguodala finished with
24 points, seven assists and seven rebounds to lead the Sixers.
Willie Green scored 20 points and gathered six rebounds while Kyle Korver
donated 16 points for the 76ers, who have won two straight after a two-game
Philly is 12-15 at home this season and will also host New Jersey, Seattle and
the Los Angeles Lakers on the homestand. In injury news for the Sixers, rookie
forward Rodney Carney (torn right rotator cuff/labrum) is expected to miss
Friday’s game against Memphis.
The Sixers are 12 games off the lead in the Atlantic Division.
The Grizzlies, meanwhile, have dropped two straight and five of their last six
games, including Wednesday’s 104-88 loss to the Utah Jazz at FedExForum.
Pau Gasol had 28 points and grabbed 13 boards for Memphis, which is last in
the Southwest standings. Mike Miller added 17 points in a losing cause.
Memphis will hit the road where it is an NBA-worst 4-25 this season. On the
injury front for the Grizzlies, guard Chucky Atkins (ankle) is doubtful
Friday’s showdown between the Sixers and Grizzlies is the second and final
meeting this season. Memphis won the first matchup, 118-102, on January 17 at
The Grizzlies have won five of seven and seven of the last 11 meetings in the
series. They have also won three of the last five encounters in the City of