NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Wednesday, April 2nd (All times eastern)
New York Knicks (20-54) at Memphis Grizzlies (19-55), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Memphis Grizzlies continue their three-game homestand against the New York Knicks tonight at FedExForum.
This is the second and final meeting of the campaign between the squads. On March 21, Mike Miller scored 34 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Grizzlies to a 120-106 victory over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
The Grizzlies have won four of the last six contests in the series. New York has won four of six and seven of its last 10 at the Grizzlies.
A victory tonight would give the Grizzlies their second regular-season series sweep of the Knicks in the last three years. Memphis was 2-0 against New York during the 2005-06 campaign.
Memphis, which has lost two in a row as the host, is 13-24 at home this season. The Grizzlies will welcome the Golden State Warriors to town on Friday in the finale of the current homestand.
The Grizzlies enter tonight's contest on a two-game losing streak. On Monday, Josh Smith recorded 26 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals as the Atlanta Hawks used a huge first half to defeat Memphis Grizzlies, 116-99.
Rudy Gay paced Memphis with 29 points on 14-of-21 shooting from the field, while Kyle Lowry and Juan Carlos Navarro came off the bench to contribute 17 points apiece.
New York plays the fourth of a five-game road trip. On Tuesday, Michael Redd poured in 36 points, dished out nine assists and reeled in six rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks mounted a late comeback and outlasted the Knicks, 119-115, in overtime at the Bradley Center.
Quentin Richardson recorded 22 points for New York, which has lost eight of its last nine contests overall, and five straight on the road. Zach Randolph added 19 points and 10 rebounds despite battling the flu, while Jamal Crawford contributed 19 points and eight assists in defeat.
The Knicks will visit Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets on Friday at New Orleans Arena. New York is a dismal 7-30 on the road this season.
04/02 11:04:15 ET