NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, December 1st (All times eastern)
Minnesota Timberwolves (2-12) at Memphis Grizzlies (5-10), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Memphis Grizzlies open a two-game homestand when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at FedExForum.
The Grizzlies went 2-1 against Minnesota last season and have won two in a row and four of five in the series. The Timberwolves have dropped five of their last six at Memphis.
Memphis attempts to get back on the winning track this evening. On Wednesday, Anthony Parker scored 19 points and Jose Calderon contributed 13 points and 10 assists as the Toronto Raptors cruised to a 103-91 win over the Grizzlies at the Air Canada Centre.
Juan Carlos Navarro finished with 15 points in the loss, while Pau Gasol netted 13 for the Grizzlies, who had a brief two-game winning streak halted. Kyle Lowery scored 12 points and dished out three assists off the bench in defeat.
The Grizzlies are 3-4 at home this season. They will host Brandon Roy and the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday at FedExForum. On the injury front for Memphis, center Darko Milicic is questionable for Saturday's game with a sprained left thumb.
Minnesota continued its struggle to reach the win column and suffered a 106-91 setback to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday at the Target Center. Al Jefferson led the team with 23 points and 11 boards, while Sebastian Telfair had 17 points and Ryan Gomes 14 in a losing effort.
The Timberwolves, who have lost five in a row at home, fell to 1-7 as the host this season and 2-12 overall. They are also just 1-5 on the road. In injury news for Minnesota, guard Marko Jaric left Friday's game against San Antonio with a sprained right foot and is doubtful for Saturday's game.
Guard Rashad McCants missed Friday's game due to a knee problem and is questionable for tonight.
12/01 10:33:07 ET