FRIDAY'S NBA MATCH-UPS
April 4, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
DENVER NUGGETS (33-42) AT MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES (44-31), 7 P.M.
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Memphis Grizzlies are battling for a playoff berth and that quest continues Friday night when they welcome the Denver Nuggets to FedExForum.
The Grizzlies are in a fight with the Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks for the seventh and eighth seeds in the Western Conference. The Mavs beat the LA Clippers on Thursday night to inch in front of both teams by a half-game.
Memphis completed an unsuccessful road trip on Wednesday with a 102-88 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Grizzlies went 2-3 on the sojourn, but have won 10 straight as the host.
The Grizz had a hard time handling Wolves' All-Star forward Kevin Love, who recorded his second triple-double in four days. Minnesota shot 53 percent from the field.
"It was one of those games, end of a road trip, (when you) can't feel your legs, trying to push through it," Memphis forward Zach Randolph said. "It just felt like we were running in the mud. We have to put this one behind us. Every game counts, but this one really hurt and we need to put it behind us."