NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Monday, March 17th (All times eastern)
Charlotte Bobcats (24-42) at Memphis Grizzlies (15-50), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Memphis Grizzlies will try to stop a four-game slide when they host the Charlotte Bobcats tonight at FedExForum.
Memphis has lost four straight and 13 of its last 14 games, including Saturday's 110-107 setback to the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena. Hakim Warrick posted 23 points and seven boards to pace the Grizzlies, who went winless on a three-game road trip.
Rudy Gay tallied 20 points and 11 boards, while Juan Carlos Navarro also scored 20 points in defeat.
Memphis will now put its 11-22 home record on the line Monday night. It has lost four of five and eight of the previous 10 at FedExForum. In injury news for the Grizzlies, center Darko Milicic is questionable for Monday's game against Charlotte with a sore right foot.
Charlotte will resume a six-game road trip this evening, and is 6-25 away from North Carolina in 2007-08. The Bobcats fell to 1-3 on the trek after Sunday's 98-91 setback to Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena, as Jason Richardson scored 33 points and Raymond Felton had 14 and nine assists.
Emeka Okafor added 10 points and 12 rebounds for Charlotte, which has lost three in row overall and on the road since a five-game winning streak. The Bobcats, who are 2-11 in the past 13 road contests, will close out the swing at Indiana on Wednesday.
The Bobcats and Grizzlies are meeting for the second and final time this season. Charlotte recorded a 105-87 home victory on January 19, as Richardson had 38 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge.
Memphis had won all six previous meetings in this series before its latest setback at Charlotte Bobcats Arena. The Grizzlies, though, are 3-0 as the host versus the Bobcats.
03/17 10:40:48 ET