NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Monday, December 26th (All times eastern)
Memphis Grizzlies (16-9) at Utah Jazz (11-16), 9 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Memphis Grizzlies go for their third straight victory when they visit the struggling Utah Jazz at the Delta Center.
Memphis begins a four-game road trip this evening. On Friday, Mike Miller scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Grizzlies over the Chicago Bulls, 95-77, at FedExForum.
Pau Gasol finished with 19 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in the win over Chicago for the Grizzlies, who have won three of their last four overall. Shane Battier tallied 13 points and Lorenzen Wright scored 10 and pulled down nine boards.
The Grizzlies are 7-4 as the visitor this season. They will also play the Lakers, Portland and Seattle on the current swing. Memphis is 3-2 in its last five road games.
Utah tries to put the brakes on a three-game losing streak. On Friday, Jamal Crawford scored 28 points to help the New York Knicks knock off the Jazz, 98-90, at Madison Square Garden.
Gordan Giricek had a season-high 19 points in the loss to New York for the Jazz, who ended a five-game road trip with a 1-4 record. Matt Harpring added 15 points and nine boards for Utah, which hung with the Knicks until a late run did in the club.
On the injury front, Utah forward Andrei Kirilenko (back) is probable for tonight's game. He has missed three straight contests with the injury and has been sidelined for a total of 10 games this season.
The Jazz are 5-8 at home this season. They have won two in a row at the Delta Center.
This is the second meeting of the season between the clubs. On November 19th, Mike Miller scored 18 points and Damon Stoudamire added 14, including a huge three-pointer in the closing minute, as the Grizzlies held off the Jazz, 80-72 at the Delta Center.
Memphis has won four straight in this series. The Grizzlies have won three in a row at Utah.
12/26 10:43:19 ET