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Wednesday, February 25th (All times eastern)

Memphis Grizzlies (15-41) at Indiana Pacers (24-35), 7 p.m.

(Sports Network) - A pair of last-place clubs get together tonight in Indiana, where the Pacers will host the Memphis Grizzlies at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Memphis has lost five in a row and opened a short two-game road trip with Tuesday's 94-79 setback at Cleveland, as Hakim Warrick and Rudy Gay led four players in double figures with 13 points apiece in defeat.

Mike Conley notched 12 points and seven assists, while Darrell Arthur netted 12 points as well for the Grizzlies, who lost despite holding superstar LeBron James to 15 points. Memphis, which is last in the Southwest, has dropped three in a row on the road and owns a 3-22 mark away from FedEx Forum.

As poorly as Indiana has played lately, it will shoot for its fifth straight win at home Wednesday versus the Grizz. The Pacers, who are last in the Central Division, sport a 17-11 record as the host and had a two-game winning streak stopped with Monday's 123-119 loss at New York.

Jarrett Jack scored a season-best 33 points and Marquis Daniels added 28 for Indiana, which was without its three top scorers this season as Danny Granger (torn tendon in right foot), Mike Dunleavy (sore right knee) and T.J. Ford (flu) all missed the contest. Granger and Dunleavy are out indefinitely and Ford is listed as questionable for tonight's game.

Troy Murphy had 19 points and 21 rebounds in the loss.

Memphis defeated Indiana, 108-105, on December 26 this season at FedEx Forum and has won two straight meetings. The Pacers, though, are 20-6 in the past 26 matchups and have won 11 of the last 12 as the host in this series.

02/25 10:35:35 ET


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