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Griz preview: Grizzlies at Thunder
By Ronald Tillery
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Posted November 14, 2012 at 3 a.m.
.DiscussPrintAAA.Grizzlies vs. Thunder
Where, when: ChesapeakeEnergy Arena, 7 p.m.
TV, radio: ESPN; WMFS (92.9-FM/680-AM)
Records: Grizzlies: 5-1. Thunder: 6-2.
Grizzlies: Mike Conley, 6-1, Tony Allen, 6-4, Rudy Gay, 6-8, Zach Randolph, 6-9, Marc Gasol, 7-1.
Thunder: Russell Westbrook, 6-3, Thabo Sefolosha, 6-7, Kevin Durant, 6-9, Serge Ibaka, 6-10, Kendrick Perkins, 6-10.
Both teams own a five-game winning streak. A win would give the Griz a six-game winning streak after ending the 2011-12 season with six consecutive wins. Memphis could be the fresher team since it hasn't played since Sunday. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, will be playing its league-high ninth game this month and fifth in a week. What to watch? Gay's defense on Durant, who is averaging 28.8 points over his last 21 meetings with the Grizzlies.
THE REPORT CARD
After each game, you can give the Grizzlies a grade for that game. We're keeping track and will post the figures using the 4.0 scale here before every game. The grading period began with the Nov. 9 game vs. Houston.
Grizzlies grade vs. Miami: 3.87
Grizzlies grade for the season: 2.91
To vote, go to the game story following tonight's game and look for Grading the Griz. The poll will be open until Thursday at noon.