San Antonio faces Memphis, seeks to stop 4-game slide

San Antonio is looking to break its four-game losing streak with a victory over Memphis


By The Associated Press

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

San Antonio Spurs (32-26, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (23-34, 14th in the Western Conference)

Memphis; Tuesday, 8 p.m. Eastern

BOTTOM LINE: San Antonio comes into the matchup against Memphis after losing four straight games.

The Grizzlies are 5-6 in division matchups. Memphis ranks last in the Western Conference in scoring averaging 100.3 points per game.

The Spurs have gone 23-19 against Western Conference opponents. San Antonio is 18-13 in games decided by 10 points or more. In their last meeting on Jan. 9, the Grizzlies won 96-86. Marc Gasol led Memphis with 26 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mike Conley leads the Grizzlies with 6.4 assists and scores 20.1 points. Delon Wright is shooting 42.9 percent and has averaged seven points over the last 10 games for Memphis.

DeMar DeRozan has averaged 21.6 points and 6.1 rebounds for the Spurs. Patty Mills has averaged four assists and scored 12.8 points over the last 10 games for San Antonio.

LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 5-5, averaging 117.1 points, 42.7 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 6.1 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.1 points on 51.4 percent shooting.

Grizzlies: 4-6, averaging 98.8 points, 42.9 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 7.9 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 43.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting.

Grizzlies Injuries: Dillon Brooks: out for season (toe), Kyle Anderson: out (right shoulder soreness).

Spurs Injuries: Lonnie Walker IV: out (ankle), Derrick White: out (sore right heel), Dejounte Murray: out for season (knee), Rudy Gay: day to day (left ankle sprain).

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.