NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, November 13th (All times eastern)
Boston Celtics (7-2) at Memphis Grizzlies (4-5), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Boston Celtics will finish up a four-game road trip tonight by paying a visit to the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum.
The Celtics improved to 2-1 on the trek Thursday in Miami when Ray Allen connected on 7-of-9 three-pointers and finished with a season-high 35 points, as Boston again got the better of the Heat, 112-107, at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Paul Pierce added 25 points for the Celtics, who also beat the new-look Heat in their season-opener back on October 26. They won that game by an 88-80 score in Boston.
Kevin Garnett had 16 points and 13 boards in the recent victory, Boston's sixth in its last seven games. Rajon Rondo had 16 assists to go with eight points.
"He did a great job on [Dwyane] Wade defensively," Rondo said of Allen. "It is not easy. Any guy in this league can tell you that. Offensively, tonight was just one of those nights where you get out of his way and keep calling his plays."
The Grizzlies, meanwhile, dropped the middle contest of a three-game homestand on Wednesday when Dallas' Jason Terry scored 25 points off the bench to pace the Mavericks in a 106-91 win.
Zach Randolph finished with 23 points and nine rebounds for the Grizzlies, who had won two in a row coming in. Rudy Gay tallied 18 points and nine boards in defeat.
"We had guys being overly aggressive and not playing smart," Grizzlies guard Mike Conley said.
Memphis snapped a six-game skid to Boston with a 111-91 rout in Beantown in March of last season. The Grizz haven't beaten the C's in Memphis, however, since a 93-76 triumph back on March 14, 2006.
11/13 10:33:24 ET