NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Wednesday, January 24th (All times eastern)
Memphis Grizzlies (10-32) at Utah Jazz (28-14), 9 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Utah Jazz try to extend their winning streak to five games when they host the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at EnergySolutions Arena.
This is the second meeting of the season between the clubs. On December 23rd, Carlos Boozer poured in 24 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out five assists to lead Utah past Memphis, 100-97, at FedExForum.
The Grizzlies have lost six of nine and eight of their last 12 at Utah.
Utah plays the middle contest of a three-game homestand. Mehmet Okur scored 28 points, as the Jazz topped Northwest Division-rival Minnesota, 106-91, on Monday at EnergySolutions Arena.
Deron Williams posted 21 points and a career-high tying 15 assists in the win over the Timberwolves for the Jazz, who have won four in a row after a four- game losing streak. Boozer scored 18 points and Matt Harpring netted 11 off the bench in the victory.
The Jazz are 15-4 at home this season. They will host Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets on Friday in the finale of the current homestand.
Memphis, which plays the third of a four-game road trip, attempts to halt a two-game losing streak. On Monday Allen Iverson and Carmelo Anthony combined for 51 points in their first game as Denver teammates, as the Nuggets defeated the Grizzlies, 115-98, at the Pepsi Center.
Pau Gasol totaled 23 points, 17 rebounds and six assists in the loss to Denver for the Grizzlies, who suffered their 10th straight road loss. Chucky Atkins added 15 points for Memphis, which lost for the seventh time in the last nine games overall.
The Grizzlies are a dismal 2-19 on the road this season. Their last win on the road was on December 6th against the Boston Celtics.
01/24 10:50:09 ET