NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Wednesday, December 10th (All times eastern)
Memphis Grizzlies (6-15) at Oklahoma City Thunder (2-20), 8:00 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The woeful Oklahoma City Thunder will try to stop a four- game slide when they welcome the Memphis Grizzlies tonight to the Ford Center.
The Thunder fell to 2-20 on the season after Monday's 112-102 setback to the Golden State Warriors at home. Kevin Durant netted a season-high 41 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Thunder, who have also dropped nine in a row as the host.
Nick Collison registered 15 points and 10 rebounds in defeat. Oklahoma City sports a 1-10 record at home this season. Forward Joe Smith (thigh) is questionable against Memphis.
Memphis has won two of three games and posted a 109-97 triumph over the Houston Rockets on Monday at FedEx Forum.
Rudy Gay finished with 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting, while rookie O.J. Mayo and Hakim Warrick each scored 18 points for the Grizzlies, who have won two of their last three games. Kyle Lowry scored 11 points and Mike Conley netted 10 off the bench in a winning effort.
The Grizzlies will try to stop a seven-game slide on the road and are 1-10 as the guest in 2008-09.
Oklahoma City posted one of its two wins this season against Memphis on November 29 at FedEx Forum. The Sonics/Thunder have won two straight and four of the last seven matchups.
Memphis has dropped three of four as the visitor in this series.
12/10 10:31:41 ET