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Grizzlies Preview: Game 44 - Grizzlies vs. Magic

The 31-12 Grizzlies are still tinkering with their starting lineup as they face the 15-32 Orlando Magic for the second time in 11 days. The Grizzlies have won four straight against the Eastern Conference.

Starting lineups:

Grizzlies 

C - Marc Gasol - 19.1 PPG, 8.2 RPG - Key stat - Gasol has a surprisingly low, but improving 102.4 on-court defensive rating, but having his best offensive season.

PF - Zach Randolph - 16.7 PPG, 12.0 RPG - Key stat - ZBo has been back for 8 games since his injury. He has 8 double-doubles.

SF - Jeff Green - 13.8 PPG, 4.0 RPG - Key stat - Green is expected to get his third consecutive start as a Grizzly.

SG - Courtney Lee - 11.3 PPG, 46.3% from 3 - Key stat - Lee is 2nd in the NBA in 3 point percentage.

PG - Mike Conley - 17.7 PPG, 5.8 APG - Key stat - Conley is worth about 6.5 points per 100 possessions.

Magic

C - Nikola Vucevic - 19.6 PPG, 11.2 RPG - Key stat - The 7-footer is one of the top centers in the East.

PF - Channing Frye - 8.1 PPG, 39.8% from 3 - Key stat - One of the league's dangerous stretch fours gives ZBo matchup problems.

SF - Aaron Gordon - 6.0 PPG, 3.0 RPG - Hyper-athletic rookie is back from injury and instantly in the starting lineup.

SG - Victor Oladipo - 16.5 PPG, 1.61 SPG - Key stat - Despite a good defensive reputation, Orlando has a 108 DRTG with Oladipo on the court.

PG - Elfrid Payton - 7.7 PPG, 5.7 APG - Key stat - Payton registered career highs in both points (22) and assists (12) vs. Memphis on Jan. 16.

Key storylines

Tony Allen will not play Monday night with an ankle injury sustained against the Phiadelphia 76ers Saturday.

This will be Memphis' first chance to see promising rookie Aaron Gordon as he teams up with Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo as part of one of the youngest corps in the NBA.

Jeff Green scored 12 of his 21 points against Orlando in the fourth quarter. Green will start tonight for Tony Allen as the Grizzlies continue tinkering with the lineup.

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