NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Friday, January 21st (All times eastern)
Memphis Grizzlies (22-18) at Denver Nuggets (16-22), 10:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The surging Memphis Grizzlies seek their fifth consecutive win tonight when they visit the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center.
Memphis has won 10 of its last 11 overall, and currently sits seventh in the Western Conference standings. The Grizzlies opened a three-game road trip with an 88-79 victory in Phoenix on Wednesday.
Bonzi Wells scored a team-high 16 points, Stromile Swift added 14 and Memphis held the suddenly-slumping Suns to a season-low in points.
Jason Williams was the only starting Memphis player in double-digits in scoring with 11 points. Shane Battier chipped in nine points and tied a career-high with 14 rebounds for Memphis, which has won a franchise-record four consecutive road games. Brian Cardinal came off the bench to net 13 in the win.
The Grizzlies, who are 9-10 away from home overall, will wrap up their current trek Saturday in Utah.
Denver, meanwhile, ended a two-game winning streak with a 116-110 overtime decision in Seattle on Tuesday. Earl Boykins set an NBA record with 15 points in overtime to lead the effort.
Boykins ended with 18 points overall, but his 15 in the extra session broke the previous mark of 14 set by Indiana's Butch Carter on March 20, 1984.
Andre Miller posted a game-high 30 points to go with nine rebounds for the Nuggets, while Marcus Camby had a monster game with 25 points and 24 rebounds. The win was just the second in nine games for the Nuggets.
Carmelo Anthony scored just 10 points for Denver and left the game with a right ankle injury. Anthony will be a game-time decision this evening.
Denver, which has lost three of its last four at home, will kick off a four- game road trip Sunday in Dallas.
This is the first meeting between these teams this season, and the home team has won the last 10 clashes.
01/21 10:14:44 ET