Memphis Grizzlies Visit Miami Heat In Sunday's NBA Action
By: Willie Bee
Friday, November 9, 2012
Miami Heat at Memphis Grizzlies
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Date: 11/10/2012 at 6:00 p.m. (ET)
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Miami Heat: An extended six-game road trip begins for the Heat (4-1 straight-up, 3-2 against the spread) on Friday in Atlanta before they reach Memphis for Sunday's tilt. The defending NBA champs had played just one road game heading into Friday, and it resulted in their only loss as the Knicks cruised to a 20-point triumph at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 2 when Miami was laying six on the road. The Heat could start this trek without the services of Dwyane Wade, who was questionable for Friday's clash in Atlanta due to illness (click to check updated NBA injury report). Wade and LeBron James are both scoring 20+ points per game for the Heat, who top the NBA charts with a 110.0 points per game scoring average. They played the Grizzlies just once during last season's abbreviated schedule, and Memphis pulled off a 97-82 upset in Miami that stopped the Heat's 17-game winning streak at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Memphis Grizzlies: Coach Lionel Hollins and the Grizz (3-1 SU & ATS) will entertain the Houston Rockets at FedExForum on Friday before taking Saturday off in advance of the Heat's arrival on Sunday. Memphis began the weekend just a half-game behind the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks in the Southwest Division standings, winning and covering the last three contests after beginning the 2012-13 NBA campaign with a loss on the road against the Los Angeles Clippers. The trio of Marc Gasol, Rudy Gay and Zach Randolph forms one of the top frontcourts in the league, combining to score over 54 points per game while Randolph paces the Association with 15.3 boards per contest. The Grizzlies rank 11th in the NBA, allowing just under 95 points per game and tied for fourth with 9.8 steals each contest. All four of Memphis' games this season have finished above the total.
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