NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Wednesday, December 19th (All times eastern)
San Antonio Spurs (18-6) at Memphis Grizzlies (7-17), 8 p.m. (Sports Network) - The defending world champion San Antonio Spurs hope to get back on the winning track, as they visit the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at FedExForum.
This is the third of four meetings between the clubs this season. San Antonio won the previous two, as it picked up a win at home and on the road.
The Spurs have won nine of the last 10 contests between the squads. San Antonio has won four of its last five at Memphis.
San Antonio is scheduled to host the Grizzlies on December 30th at the AT&T Center.
On Monday, Grant Hill scored 22 points and pulled down seven rebounds and the Phoenix Suns overcame a monster night from Tim Duncan to escape with a 100-95 victory over the Spurs at the AT&T Center.
Duncan finished with 36 points and 17 rebounds, but the Spurs, who were without All-Star point guard Tony Parker because of a nagging ankle injury, lost for the third time in four games and for the first time at home this season.
Parker, who leads the team in scoring (20.1 ppg) and assists (6.8 apg), is questionable for tonight' s contest. He has missed three straight games.
The Spurs are 5-5 on the road this season. After tonight's contest, they return home for a four-game stand. San Antonio will host the Clippers, Chicago, Toronto and Memphis on the upcoming homestand.
Memphis also tries to bounce back from a loss. Stephen Jackson finished with a team-high 28 points and game-high 12 rebounds as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Grizzlies, 125-117, on Monday at the FedExForum.
Rudy Gay scored 32 points for the second game in a row in the loss for Memphis, which has lost seven of its last eight games overall. Gay led the Grizzlies to a 123-119 win Saturday in Orlando. Mike Miller totaled 20 points and Kyle Lowry netted 18 as the Grizzlies lost their fourth straight at home.
The Grizzlies are 4-8 at home this season. They will visit Chauncey Billups and the Detroit Pistons on Friday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
12/19 11:03:21 ET