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Friday, December 13th (All times Eastern)

Memphis Grizzlies (10-11) at New Orleans Pelicans (10-10), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Memphis Grizzlies will try to extend their road winning streak to six games when they visit the New Orleans Pelicans Friday night in the Big Easy.

The Grizzlies are 5-3 away from FedExForum, where it went 2-4 on a recent homestand. They capped the residency with Wednesday's 116-100 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, as Mike Conley netted 20 points to go with nine assists and Zach Randolph added 17 points and eight boards in defeat.

Oklahoma City pulled away with a 20-8 run to take a 15-point lead (57-42) into halftime and had a 24-point advantage in the third quarter before resting most of its starters.

"I thought we gave them too many easy baskets," Conley said. "They're too good of a team offensively to give up the easy plays and I think that's where we kind of lost the game."

Conley has scored 10 or more points in every game this season. He is one of only nine players to accomplish the feat.

Jon Leuer scored 17 points for Memphis, which is still playing without reigning Defensive Player of the Year Marc Gasol (knee). Tony Allen (hip) is listed as questionable for Friday and has missed four straight games.

Leuer is averaging 15.4 points per game in his last five games.

New Orleans will wrap up a four-game homestand Friday and is 1-2 on the residency following Wednesday's 111-106 overtime win versus Detroit.

Jason Smith netted 22 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, while Ryan Anderson had 22 points and Jrue Holiday added 19 and eight assists for the Pelicans, who ended a two-game slide and won seven of the last 11 games.

"Although we would have preferred to win in regulation, it was a resilient win for us," Pelicans head coach Monty Williams said.

Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon scored 14 apiece and Al-Farouq Aminu registered 11 points with 14 rebounds for New Orleans.

After hosting Memphis, the Pelicans, who sport a 6-5 mark at home, will start a five-game road trip Sunday against Denver, Golden State, the Los Angeles Clippers, Portland and Sacramento.

New Orleans handed the Grizzlies a 99-84 setback at FedExForum back on Nov. 6 and has won two straight and three of four meetings between the teams. The Grizzlies have lost 12 of their last 16 visits to the Crescent City.

12/13 10:25:47 ET

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Schedule

Sunday, April 20Full Scoreboard
Dallas85Final | Box
San Antonio «90
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One. San Antonio leads series, 1-0.
Charlotte88Final | Box
Miami «99
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One. Miami leads series, 1-0.
Washington372nd Qtr 6:09 | Box
Chicago35TNT, FSN-SW, KTXA
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Portland 4/20 9:30 PM ET
Houston TNT, CSN-WAS, CHI
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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    Saturday at 1:05 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
Final
OAK 4
HOU 1
Final
LOS 4
ARI 1
9th
COL 9
PHI 10
 
Final
SDP 3
SFG 4
3rd
BOS 0
BAL 3
 
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
2nd
CHI 35
WAS 37
 
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
Final
BOS 4
DET 1
1st Intermission
MON 1
TAM 0
 
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3