After a great start this season, the Grizzlies have settled into a race for the 5th playoff spot in the Western Conference with the Nuggets and the LA Lakers. Currently 4 games over .500, they enter an easier stretcth on the schedule starting with the sub-500 Timeberwolves this afternoon in Minneapolis. Kevin Garnett would play an interesting role in this game, but not how you might think. Chucky Atkins feeling it early for Memphis. Atkins: a season high 22 points, 18 in 1st half alone. But Ricky Davis had a season high 35 points for Minnesota and that REALLY HURT.
Pau Gasol brought the Grizz with 3 with a one hand slam in the 3rd quarter. He had 23 points to lead Memphis. Shortly afterward, Garnett was called for an offensive foul and he threw the ball into the stands in frustration for a TECHNICAL FOUL. But the ball hit a fan so he was EJECTED from the game.Garnett apologized to the fan on his way out. 17 points, 10 boards for Garnett and a golden opportunity for the Grizzlies. But they can't do anything with it...rookie Rashad McCants hits a big three point jumper late.
The Grizzlies lose 105-99. They'll host the Wizards Monday night at FedExForum.