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Grizzlies Win Final Pre-Season Game

The Dress Rehearsals come to an end tonight for the Memphis Grizzlies..

The Final NBA Pre-Season game involves a road trip to East Tennessee.

Chattanooga's McKenzie Arena is the site for the Grizzlies final exhibition against the Atlanta Hawks...

Memphis on the break, Damon Stoudamire to Mike Miller for the 3...

Miller getting minutes after missing a couple games with a sore foot.

Grizz go with the power game... Watch Dahntay Jones abuse Josh Childress on the crossover for the Monster Jam..

Memphis also tough on the offensive boards.. Lawrence Roberts tips to Lorenzen Wright for the putback.

Grizz win it

Final Score 99-84.

(AP) - Pau Gasol scored 22 points and grabbed

nine rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies past the Atlanta Hawks

99-84 on Thursday night in McKenzie Arena.

Rookie Salim Stoudamire led the Hawks with 13 points. John

Edwards scored 12, and Joe Johnson added 10 for the Hawks. Lorenzen

Wright added 10 points for Memphis.

Both teams struggled with their shooting as the Grizzlies sank

41.6 percent of their field goal attempts and went 5-for-19 on


Atlanta went 0-for-8 from 3-point range in the first half.

Memphis led 51-42 at halftime, powered by 14 points and seven

rebounds by Gasol, who sat on the bench throughout the fourth

quarter with a towel wrapped around his neck.

Josh Childress scored eight in first half for Atlanta but did

not score in the second half.

The Grizzlies played without Eddie Jones (back spasms) and Brian

Cardinal (left knee). The Hawks were without Tony Delk (personal


The Grizz wrap up the Pre-Season with a 6-and-2 mark..

Memphis opens its' 5th NBA season in the Bluff City next Tuesday night at FedExForum against the Miami Heat.

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