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Grizzlies, Hawks aim to stop identical skids

(SportsNetwork.com) - Both the Memphis Grizzlies and Atlanta Hawks are in the midst of two-game losing streaks, so something will have to give Saturday night when the two teams meet at Philips Arena.

The Grizzlies' slide arrived after a six-game winning streak and both losses came at the hands of playoff-bound Western Conference teams.

Memphis fell by nine at Oklahoma City on Monday, then got clobbered by the Dallas Mavericks at home on Wednesday to the tune of 110-96.

The Mavs blew the game open in the third and fourth quarters and Memphis never got closer than 10 with eight minutes to play.

"They burned us," Memphis center Marc Gasol admitted. "They burned us in everything we tried, especially in the fourth."

Zach Randolph paced the Grizzlies with 25 points and nine rebounds, while Courtney Lee contributed 22 points for the Grizz. James Johnson chipped in 17 off the bench, Nick Calathes, who has been starting for the injured Mike Conley, added 16 and Gasol managed 12.

The Grizzlies visit Cleveland on Sunday to complete this short road trip.

The Hawks' recent woes came on the heels of a two-game winning streak.

Atlanta lost at home by four to the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, then fell the next night in New Orleans to the Pelicans, 105-100.

The Hawks led by six with 7:45 left in the game, but the Pelicans went on a 12-1 run to take the lead. New Orleans extended the lead late and held on for the victory.

Paul Millsap scored 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, DeMarre Carroll had 22 points and seven boards and Jeff Teague finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Hawks.

"They made plays. We just didn't make any plays in the fourth quarter. They made some big plays," said Teague. "We just got stagnant on defense. Our intensity on defense just wasn't there. We didn't play with attention to detail in the last couple of plays."

Mike Scott finished with 16 off the bench, followed by 11 from Lou Williams. Atlanta's Kyle Korver extended his NBA record streak to 117 straight games with at least one 3-poimter as he made two for six points.

The Grizzlies beat the Hawks in Memphis on Jan. 12, but the Hawks have taken six of eight overall. Atlanta is 6-1 in its last seven against the Grizzlies as the host.

02/08 09:51:34 ET

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Brooklyn «94Final | Box
Toronto87
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One. Brooklyn leads series, 1-0.
Golden State201st Qtr 2:20 | Box
LA Clippers20ESPN, YES, TSN
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Atlanta 4/19 7:00 PM ET
Indiana ABC
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Memphis 4/19 9:30 PM ET
Oklahoma City ESPN, FSN-OK
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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WAS 3
STL 4
 
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CLE 0
TOR 5
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DET 4
ANA 1
 
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BOS 4
BAL 2
 
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KAN 5
MIN 4
 
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CHC 3
CIN 0
 
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BRK 94
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GSW 17
 
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STL 2
CHI 0
 
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