76ers vs. Memphis Grizzlies at a Glance
TEAMS: 76ers (2-20) vs. Grizzlies (18-4)
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Wells Fargo Center
BROADCASTS: TV – Comcast SportsNet, RADIO – 97.5 FM
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411 ON MEMPHIS: The Grizzlies are the NBA's second-best team behind the Golden State Warriors. Memphis is also off to its best start in franchise history. A lot of that has to do with center Marc Gasol and power forward Zach Randolph. Gasol has scored 20-plus points 11 times already this season and only doing it eight times in 59 appearances last season. He scored 30 or more points four times this season. Randolph led the NBA is second-chance points (4.4 per game) and were 13th in points in the paint per game (10.3).
33 Robert Covington F 6-8 10.2 ppg. 3.1 rpg.
12 Luc Mbah a Moute F 6-8 8.8 ppg. 5.0 rpg.
4 Nerlens Noel F 6-11 7.7 ppg. 1.3 bpg.
31 Hollis Thompson G 6-8 7.5 ppg. 1.0 spg.
1 Michael Carter-Williams G 6-6 15.6 ppg. 7.6 apg.
Coach: Brett Brown (Second season, 21-83)
Injury report: Joel Embiid (right foot stress fracture, out), Jason Richardson (right foot stress fracture, out), and Nerlens Noel (left foot callous, questionable)
9 Tony Allen F 6-4 8.3 ppg. 3.9 spg.
50 Zach Randolph F 6-9 15.7 ppg. 11.0 rpg.
33 Marc Gasol C 7-1 19.5 ppg.8.0 rpg.
5 Courtney Lee G 6-5 12.2 ppg. 2.2 apg.
11 Mike Conley G 6-3 16.9 ppg. 6.1 apg.
Coach: Dave Joerger (Second season, 68-36)
Injury report: None
The Sixers hold a 21-15 advantage, but have lost the last three meetings. They have a four-game home losing streak against the Grizzlies.
Monday: 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center, Sixers vs. Boston Celtics
Friday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Sixers vs. Charlotte Bobcats
Dec. 21: 6 p.m., at Amway Center, Sixers vs. Orlando Magic
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