You knew this was going to be a Bad one for the Grizzlies when the team announced BOTH Pau Gasol AND Stromile Swift would sit out with injuries..
Pau a stiff back and Stro a Sprained Ankle..
But, heck, you've got to play the games anyway..
Away we go to our Nations' Capitol where the Grizzlies are shorthanded against the Washington Wizards..
Some Scary moments in this game for the Grizz, starting in the first quarter when Rudy Gay is floored on a drive..
He'd return to score 14-points, but Memphis gets drilled in the first quarter 30-to-9. Ouch!
But, that's not all...Rookie Mike Conley fouled Hard by Caron Butler on a steal attempt..
Uh Oh.. Conley had already missed 20-games with a Torn Labrum in his right shoulder..
Same Shoulder...Deep Breath... X-rays prove negative..Doctors says its' Chest and Shoulder Contusions..
He's Day to Day...did not return..
And, then there's Mike Miller..
Tripped up after a missed 3... He goes down hard clutching his knee...
What else can go wrong?
But, Miller shakes it off and comes back strong..
So does Kyle Lowry, forced to play the whole game with Conley out...
Lowry all over the floor with effort and hustle..
He comes up with a double double 13-points and 10 assists..
Many to Miller...who's red hot after the injury.. 21-points and 9-boards for Mike.
Grizzlies cut it to 6 at 86-80 in the 4th, but run out of gas.
Wizards hold them off to win it.
Final 104 to 93.
Grizz Back home Saturday night vs Clippers at FedExForum.