NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, February 20th (All times eastern)
Memphis Grizzlies (14-40) at Seattle SuperSonics (20-32), 10 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Memphis Grizzlies and Seattle SuperSonics both play their first game since the All-Star break tonight at KeyArena.
This is the second meeting of the season between the teams. On December 18th, Mike Miller scored a team-high 29 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out seven assists as the Grizzlies held on to beat the SuperSonics, 134-126, in the second overtime at FedExForum.
Memphis has won two straight after losing its last two at Seattle. The Grizzlies have won four of the last five contests in the series.
Seattle enters tonight's contest on a two-game winning streak. After tonight's game, the SuperSonics are scheduled to hit the road for two contests. They will visit the Hornets on Friday and the Spurs on Saturday.
Seven-time All-Star Ray Allen leads Seattle in scoring (27.0 ppg), Nick Collison has grabbed a team-best 7.7 rebounds per game and Earl Watson leads the squad in assists (5.7 apg).
The SuperSonics are 14-13 at home this season. They are in last place in the Northwest Division, 15 games behind the first place Utah Jazz.
Memphis has had a tough season and comes into tonight's game with the second worst record in the NBA, as the Boston Celtics own a dismal 13-38 record.
Pau Gasol, who has been the subject of trade rumors, leads the Grizzlies in scoring (20.2 ppg) and rebounding (9.2 rpg) in 31 games this season. Veteran Damon Stoudamire has dished out team-best 4.6 assists per game.
The Grizzlies are a brutal 3-23 on the road this season. They have dropped four in a row as the visitor. Memphis will visit Golden State on Wednesday and Portland on Friday.
02/20 11:04:00 ET