NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, April 10th (All times eastern)
Philadelphia 76ers (26-53) at Memphis Grizzlies (40-39), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - Two teams headed for the NBA Draft Lottery face off in Memphis Saturday when the Grizzlies host the Philadelphia 76ers.
Memphis snapped a three-game skid last night and played the spoiler, topping playoff-bound San Antonio 107-99. Zach Randolph netted 28 points with 15 rebounds in that one as the Grizzlies held off the Spurs at the AT&T Center.
Rudy Gay finished with 21 and seven boards and O.J. Mayo scored 20, as the Grizzlies inched above .500 on the season at 40-39. Memphis hasn't finished above the .500 mark since going 49-33 in their last playoff season of 2005-06.
Mike Conley chipped in 14 and nine assists as Memphis won in San Antonio for the first time in 11 trips.
"That was a mix of professional pride, character, and just wanting to achieve something," Memphis coach Lionel Hollins tole NBA.com.
The Sixers latest losing streak reached six games on Friday when Carlos Delfino hit five three-pointers on his way to 23 points, as the playoff-bound Milwaukee Bucks held on to top Philadelphia, 95-90, at the Wachovia Center.
Andre Iguodala shot 9-of-13 and finished with 21 points to pace the Sixers, who have dropped nine of 11 overall. Philadelphia made only nine of its 20 free throw attempts.
The Grizzlies snapped a five-game skid against the 76ers with a 102-97 win at Philadelphia back on Nov. 20.
04/10 10:34:44 ET