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Post : San Antonio faces Memphis, seeks to stop 4-game slide
URL : http://nationalpost.com/pmn/pmn-sports/san-antonio-faces-memphis-seeks-to-stop-4-game-slide
Posted : February 11, 2019 at 10:14 pm
Author : The Associated Press
Tags : AP
Categories : PMN Basketball, PMN NBA, PMN Sports

San Antonio Spurs (32-26, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (23-34, 14th in the Western Conference)

Memphis; Tuesday, 8 p.m. Eastern

BOTTOM LINE: San Antonio comes into the matchup against Memphis after losing four straight games.

The Grizzlies are 5-6 in division matchups. Memphis ranks last in the Western Conference in scoring averaging 100.3 points per game.

The Spurs have gone 23-19 against Western Conference opponents. San Antonio is 18-13 in games decided by 10 points or more. In their last meeting on Jan. 9, the Grizzlies won 96-86. Marc Gasol led Memphis with 26 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mike Conley leads the Grizzlies with 6.4 assists and scores 20.1 points. Delon Wright is shooting 42.9 per cent and has averaged seven points over the last 10 games for Memphis.

DeMar DeRozan has averaged 21.6 points and 6.1 rebounds for the Spurs. Patty Mills has averaged four assists and scored 12.8 points over the last 10 games for San Antonio.

LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 5-5, averaging 117.1 points, 42.7 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 6.1 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.4 per cent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.1 points on 51.4 per cent shooting.

Grizzlies: 4-6, averaging 98.8 points, 42.9 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 7.9 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 43.8 per cent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.1 points on 43.4 per cent shooting.

Grizzlies Injuries: Dillon Brooks: out for season (toe), Kyle Anderson: out (right shoulder soreness).

Spurs Injuries: Lonnie Walker IV: out (ankle), Derrick White: out (sore right heel), Dejounte Murray: out for season (knee), Rudy Gay: day to day (left ankle sprain).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.

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