NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Monday, February 2nd (All times eastern)
Memphis Grizzlies (11-35) at Washington Wizards (10-37), 7:00 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Memphis Grizzlies should be used to losing by now, as they take a 12-game losing streak into Washington Monday in a showdown against the Wizards.
Memphis has also dropped eight in a row as the visitor and is 2-18 away from FedEx Forum this season. It suffered its 12th streak defeat overall on Saturday, when the Los Angeles Lakers handed the Grizz a 115-98 setback in Tennessee.
Rudy Gay scored a team-best 23 points and grabbed six rebounds, while rookie O.J. Mayo added 21 points for Memphis, which fell to 0-3 under new head coach Lionel Hollins.
Washington will continue a five-game homestand Monday and ended a five-game slide with a 106-94 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in the opener of the residency on Saturday. The Wizards were led by Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler, as the duo each ended with a double-double in a winning cause.
Jamison ended with 25 points and 12 rebounds, while Butler chipped in 16 points and 13 boards for the Wizards, who will also host New Jersey, Denver and Indiana, and are 7-16 at the Verizon Center this season. Nick Young had 22 points and JaVale McGee posted 18 and nine rebounds in the win.
Washington and Memphis split a pair of meetings last year, but the Grizzlies have won four of the past six matchups. The Wizards have won nine of 12 as the host in this series.
02/02 10:28:42 ET