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Grizzlies look to end skid vs. 76ers

Jan 17, 2007 - 5:52 PM Philadelphia (10-28) at Memphis (9-30) 8:00 pm EST

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (Ticker) -- It's the Greg Oden Invitational.

The Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers, the two worst teams in the NBA, meet Wednesday at the FedEx Forum in a game that could ultimately determine which team has the first pick in the NBA draft and a shot at Oden.

A 7-foot freshman at Ohio State, Oden is considered to be the top pick in the 2007 draft, should he leave school. He would have been the top pick in last year's draft but was ineligible as a high school senior.

The Grizzlies have lost three in a row and have the league's worst record. The 76ers have lost six of seven and have the second-worst mark. The team with the worst record has the best chance of winning the draft lottery.

Both teams have undergone huge changes. Memphis is 3-6 under interim coach Tony Barone, who has installed a fast-break offense. The Grizzlies are averaging 112 points per game under their new coach.

On Monday, Memphis ran into high-powered Phoenix, which also plays at breakneck speed and raced to a 137-122 win. Mike Miller scored 25 points and Pau Gasol added 23 for Memphis.

The Sixers have traded Allen Iverson and waived Chris Webber. They are coming off Monday's 104-86 home loss to Toronto in which they were outscored, 32-14, in the third quarter.

After dropping four straight in the series, the Sixers have won two in a row.








  • NBA
    PHILADELPHIA 102
    MEMPHIS 118 FINAL

    Jan 17 10:30 PM


  • NBA
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 24 25 49
    MEMPHIS 37 33 70 HALFTIME
    HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
    PHI - WILLIE GREEN 13, SAMUEL DALEMBERT 8,
    KYLE KORVER 7
    MEM - MIKE MILLER 20, RUDY GAY 16, HAKIM
    WARRICK 10

    Jan 17 9:13 PM