Iverson Out with Strained Hamstring/Grizz Drop Ex. Opener to Wiz - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Iverson Out with Strained Hamstring/Grizz Drop Ex. Opener to Wiz

Allen Iverson's Debut with the Memphis Grizzlies will have to wait a while..

The 10-Time All-Star has a strained left Hamstring and did NOT play in Tuesday nights' Pre-Season Opener at Richmond against the Washington Wizards.

Iverson stretched the Hammy in Sunday's Open Practice..

The former League MVP will also NOT play in Wednesday nights' Pre-Season Home opener against Oklahoma City.

Iverson, who said he wouldn't be able to go if it was Game 7 of the Finals..is scheduled for an MRI here Tuesday Morning.

Iverson on the Bench for the Grizzlies... He was all smiles for his hometown fans..

HOWEVER, GILBERT ARENAS WAS IN THE LINEUP FOR THE WIZ, AND READY TO GO AFTER SITTING OUT MOST OF THE LAST 2-SEASONS WITH VARIOUS INJURY..

 ARENAS DISHING OUT ONE OF HIS GAME-HIGH TEN ASSISTS TO ANTAWN JAMISON WHO

SLAMS HOME TWO OF HIS GAME-HIGH 20 FOR A 23-22 LEAD

MOMENTS LATER--- IT WAS ARENAS TAKING IT TO THE HOOP, AND DRAWING THE FOUL EN ROUTE TO A THREE POINT PLAY AND A 26-24 LEAD..

THE GRIZZLIES ACTUALLY LED FOR A GOOD PORTION OF THIS ONE--- ROOKIE SAM YOUNG GETTING IN FOR THE BUCKET AND THE FOUL TO MAKE IT 51-46 MEMPHIS

THE GRIZZ MAINTAINED THAT SLIM LEAD IN THE SECOND HALF--- MIKE CONLEY CUTS FOR TWO OF HIS TEAM-HIGH 12 TO KEEP MEMPHIS ON TOP BY THREE..

And 7'3" Hasheem Thabeet gets a Blocked shot late, but can't keep Caron Butler from the followup..

This game tied 87-all with 3-minutes left.

BUT IN THE END--- WASHINGTON GOT IT DONE IN THEIR PSUEDO-HOME--- DESHAWN STEVENSON TO CARON BUTLER FOR THE JAM--- HE FINISHED WITH 15

Wizards win it, Final

101-92..

The Grizz play their Home Pre-Season Opener Tuesday Night at FedExForum against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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