Sixers-Grizzlies: What you need to know

Sixers-Grizzlies: What you need to know

January 28, 2013, 3:00 pm
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Sixers vs. Grizzlies – 7 p.m., CSN
Wells Fargo Center

The Sixers continue their homestand with their final of two season meetings with the Grizzlies. After their victory over the Knicks on Saturday night, the Sixers are 2.5 games back of the Celtics for the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Sixers: 18-25 (Fourth in Atlantic Division, ninth in Eastern Conference)
Grizzlies: 28-15 (Second in Southwest Division, fourth in Western Conference)

Previous games
Jrue Holiday, who last week was named a first-time All-Star, scored a career-high 35 points to lead the Sixers to a 97-80 win over the Knicks Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Nick Young and Evan Turner added 20 points each.

The Grizzles arrived in Philadelphia after a 91-83 home loss to the Hornets on Sunday. Zach Randolph led Memphis with 20 points and 13 rebounds, but New Orleans' Ryan Anderson hit seven three-pointers to lead the Hornets to victory.  Rudy Gay had just 10 points on 3-of-17 shooting.

Last meeting
The Sixers beat the Grizzlies on Dec. 26 at FedExForum behind 28 points from Dorell Wright. Spencer Hawes added 20 points and nine rebounds for the Sixers, who shot 52.1 percent from the field and 56.3 percent from beyond the arc.

Though they were without Gay, four Grizzlies reached double figures in that game, led by Randolph with 23. Marc Gasol added 18 points, eight assists and eight rebounds but Memphis shot just 38.9 percent for the contest.

Who's hot
Holiday is averaging 25.2 points and 10 assists over the last six games and Evan Turner is averaging 20.3 points over the last three.

Gasol is averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds over the last two games.

Jason Richardson (left knee synovitis) is doubtful
Andrew Bynum (bilateral knee bone bruises) is out

Mike Conley (ankle) is expected to play

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