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Saturday, March 7th (All times eastern)

Philadelphia 76ers (29-30) at Memphis Grizzlies (16-44), 8 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The reeling Philadelphia 76ers hope to get back on the winning track Saturday when they open a quick two-game road trip against the last place Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum.

The Sixers lost for the sixth time in eight tries since the All-Star break in Philadelphia on Monday when Chris Paul scored 16 points, dished out 12 assists and provided three thefts as New Orleans topped the Sixers, 98-91.

Andre Iguodala notched a season-high 30 points on 11-of-18 shooting and Andre Miller scored 28 with seven assists and six boards for Philadelphia, which now occupies the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Iguodala's effort was only the second 30-point effort for a Sixers player this season. Miller also dropped 30 in a loss to Miami February 21.

Philadelphia, which is 12-16 on the road, will also visit Oklahoma City on its trek.

The Grizzlies, who are in the basement of the Southwest Division, snapped an ugly eight-game skid in Los Angeles on Wednesday when Rudy Gay poured in a season-best 35 points and pulled down eight rebounds as Memphis routed the Clippers, 118-95.

Marc Gasol had 20 points, eight boards and a career-best 10 assists for the Grizzlies, who posted their first win since February 9 against New Orleans. O.J. Mayo had 18 points and Hakim Warrick scored 17 for Memphis, which won for just the fourth time (4-24) on the road all season.

The Sixers have won four straight over Memphis, including a 91-87 win in the City of Brotherly Love earlier this season. The Grizz are 12-20 in Memphis this season.

03/07 10:39:11 ET


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