NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, December 15th (All times eastern)
Memphis Grizzlies (6-16) at Orlando Magic (17-7), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Southeast Division-leading Orlando Magic will host the Memphis Grizzlies tonight from Amway Arena.
Orlando is 17-7 this season and halted a three-game slide with Friday's 103-87 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on the road. Dwight Howard was a force with 33 points and 18 rebounds to lead Orlando.
Hedo Turkoglu poured in 22 points for the Magic, who own the best road record in the NBA at 12-3. Jameer Nelson, Rashard Lewis and Keyon Dooling all netted 13 points apiece in the win.
Orlando is 5-4 at home this season, but has dropped two straight as the host.
Meanwhile, the Grizzlies have lost six in a row and suffered a 98-91 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday at FedExForum.
Mike Miller scored 23 points for Memphis, while Hakim Warrick netted 20 and Rudy Gay 12 points in the loss. Memphis has lost its last four road games and is just 2-9 away from home this season.
Memphis and Orlando split a pair of meetings last season, but the Grizzlies have won four of the last five matchups in the series.
The Grizzlies have lost two of the last three encounters in Orlando.
12/15 10:46:15 ET