NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, November 8th (All times eastern)
Seattle SuperSonics (1-1) at Memphis Grizzlies (2-1), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Seattle SuperSonics begin a six-game road trip tonight, as they visit the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum.
Last season, the SuperSonics swept the three-game series between the clubs. Overall, Seattle has won six straight and nine of the last 10 contests. The Sonics have won nine of their last 10 at the Grizzlies.
Seattle will also visit Cleveland, Washington, Toronto, New Jersey and Boston on its current swing. The Sonics enter tonight's contest off a solid win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
All-Star Ray Allen scored 32 points, including 11 in overtime, as the SuperSonics defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, 107-102, on Friday at KeyArena. Allen also grabbed eight rebounds and dished out four assists for the Sonics, who recorded their first win of the season.
Rashard Lewis finished with 19 points in Friday's victory for the Sonics, while Luke Ridnour registered 10 points and handed out nine assists in the winning effort.
The Sonics, who played their first two games of the season at KeyArena, play their first game of the season on the road.
Memphis will attempt to win its third game in a row, after falling in its season-opener to the Miami Heat, 97-78, on November 2nd at the FedExForum. On Saturday, Pau Gasol scored a team-high 29 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Grizzlies over the Cleveland Cavaliers, 113-106, in front of their home crowd.
Mike Miller scored eight of his 13 points during a key 16-2 run that gave Memphis the lead for good on Saturday. Eddie Jones added 19 points for Memphis, which came out victorious one night after beating the Magic, 94-85, in Orlando.
After tonight's contest, the Grizzlies will embark on a three-game road trip. They will visit Boston, Cleveland and Atlanta on the swing.
11/08 12:29:03 ET