Being this is the Pre-Season, the Memphis Grizzlies haven't worried too much about having 7-footer Pau Gasol out of the lineup with a Sprained Ankle..
But, the Grizz haven't faced the Likes of 7'6" Yao Ming during these Dress Rehearsals, either.
Take you to the Toyota Center Tuesday night in Houston where the Grizzlies play the first of a back to back home and home against the Rockets..
Kyle Lowry scored 21 points, including a tip-in
at the buzzer to end the second overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies
beat the Houston Rockets 109-107 in a preseason game Tuesday night.
Lowry added 11 rebounds and 12 assists.
Luther Head hit a 3-pointer and Carl Landry had a three-point
play to give the Rockets a 107-101 lead with 2:17 to play in the
But Memphis came back to tie it on consecutive baskets by Rudy
Gay, Lowry and Casey Jacobsen with 43 seconds to play. Lowry had
eight points in the two overtimes.
Jacobsen finished with 17 points for the Grizzlies.
Stromile Swift sparked a second-half rally to help the Grizzlies
come back from a 12-point deficit in the first half. Swift had 16
points, including 13 in the third quarter.
Trailing by one to start the fourth, Memphis got seven points
from Juan Carlos Navarro to pull even at 70 with 7:53 to play.
Houston's Steve Francis scored 13 points, six in the first
Francis, who signed as a free agent in the offseason with his
former team, scored five points in the fourth quarter to help
Houston come back from a 79-75 deficit.
Rockets starting guard Rafer Alston sat out the game with a
bruised right thigh and is day-to-day. Mike James started in his
place and led Houston with 19 points.
James had 11 points, making all three 3-pointers, in the first
quarter. The Rockets led by as many as seven during the period and
were up 21-16 at the end of it.
Bonzi Wells came off the bench in the second quarter and added
six points as Houston led by as many as 12 before settling for a
42-33 halftime lead
The Grizz and Rockets complete the Home and Home Wednesday night here in Memphis at FedExForum.
Tipoff is 7pm.