NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Sunday, November 14th (All times eastern)
Memphis Grizzlies (2-4) at Seattle SuperSonics (5-1), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The red hot Seattle SuperSonics shoot for their sixth consecutive victory this evening, when they close out a three-game homestand against the Memphis Grizzlies at KeyArena.
Seattle hasn't lost since its opener against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 3. The Sonics continued their recent success with an 88-87 win over Toronto on Friday night.
Antonio Daniels' hoop with 7.2 seconds left in the game lifted the Sonics to the win. Daniels collected 16 points in the victory, while Rashard Lewis added 15 for Seattle.
Ray Allen led all scorers with 29 points for the Sonics, who scored the final five points of the contest to escape with the victory. Allen has scored 20 or more points in all six games this season for Seattle, which foiled the Raptors' effort for their best-ever start.
Tonight, the Sonics will be trying to achieve their first 6-1 start since the 1998-99 campaign. Under head coach Nate McMillan, Seattle has posted a combined 30-16 record in the first 10 games of the season.
Seattle has yet to lose in four home games this season.
Memphis registered its most impressive effort of the year on Friday night, drubbing Golden State, 96-67, at FedExForum.
Pau Gasol scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Memphis in the win. Jason Williams added 12 points and five assists for the Grizzlies, who have won two straight after starting the season with four consecutive losses.
The game was never close in the second half as the Grizzlies led by as many as 32.
The Grizzlies held Golden State to just 28 percent from the field (25-91) and won the battle on the glass, 62-46.
Before the game, Memphis forward James Posey was placed on the injured list due to a sprained left foot on Friday. In a related move, the team activated forward Ryan Humphrey, who is recovered from a foot strain.
Memphis has lost both of its road tilts this season.
The Sonics have owned the Grizzlies all-time, winning 30-of-35 meetings in the set. Seattle has won three straight, six of seven and 13 of the last 15 meetings overall. The Grizzlies are just 1-16 all-time at Seattle.
11/14 10:06:56 ET