NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, March 1st (All times eastern)
Golden State Warriors (16-39) at Memphis Grizzlies (31-25), 2 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Memphis Grizzlies will try to string together back-to- back wins for the first time in two weeks, as they host the Golden State Warriors in a matinee at FedExForum today.
Memphis put an end to a four-game losing streak on Saturday, as it registered an 84-82 win over the San Antonio Spurs at the SBC Center. Lorenzen Wright scored 19 points to lead the Grizzlies to the victory.
Mike Miller had 12 points and seven rebounds, while Earl Watson added 11 points for the Grizzlies. Memphis also posted its fourth straight victory over the Spurs. The Grizzlies have won six of the last eight meetings with San Antonio.
Stromile Swift missed his third straight game with a sprained left ankle. Swift is expected to miss tonight's contest.
The Grizzlies picked up the victory despite shooting just 37.8 percent from the field. Memphis has shot below 40 percent in six consecutive contests.
Memphis hit only 3-of-16 (.188) from three-point range and 19-of-24 (.792) from the charity stripe. The Grizzlies made up for their sub-par shooting by forcing 24 San Antonio turnovers. Memphis also limited its miscues to 13 for the game.
The Grizzlies, who are beginning a two-game homestand today, are 18-10 at FedExForum this season. Memphis has won two of three and seven of its last nine home games.
Golden State saw its two-game winning streak come to an end on Sunday, as it fell 94-88 to the Detroit Pistons at The Arena in Oakland. Jason Richardson had 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists to lead the Warriors, losers of seven of nine.
Two-time All-Star point guard Baron Davis made his debut for the Warriors and had 10 points and eight assists. He shot just 3-of-11 from the field, including 1-of-7 from behind the arc.
Derek Fisher tallied 19 points, while Mickael Pietrus added 12 points off the bench in the loss. Golden State center Adonal Foyle registered 10 rebounds and blocked three shots in the defeat.
The Warriors shot 41.2 percent from the field, including 11-of-32 (.344) from three-point range. Golden State drained 7-of-10 (.700) from the free throw line.
Golden State, which is beginning a brutal eight-game road trip, is just 5-21 in foreign buildings this season. The Warriors have lost 11 of their last 13 road games.
Memphis has won two of three meetings between these teams this season, but Golden State posted a 109-99 victory over the Grizzlies in their last meeting at The Arena on Dec. 22. The Grizzlies have won five of seven and seven of the last 10 meetings in the set. Golden State has lost three of four and four of its last six at the Grizzlies.
03/01 10:13:03 ET