NBA

more stats

NBA Preview from The Sports Network



Sunday, January 12th (All times Eastern)

Atlanta Hawks (20-17) at Memphis Grizzlies (16-19), 6 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Hawks have fared well recently against the Memphis Grizzlies and the two clubs will square off Sunday at FedExForum.

The Hawks took both meetings against Memphis a season ago, have won 11 of the previous 13 games in this series and are unbeaten in three straight matchups on Beale Street. Atlanta is 5-1 in the last six at FedExForum.

Atlanta has won two in a row overall since a three-game slide and posted an 83-80 victory versus the Houston Rockets Friday night from Philips Arena, where Paul Millsap scored 20 points to go along with seven rebounds and Kyle Korver also netted 20 points. Korver has made a 3-pointer in an NBA-record 106 straight games and sank 4-of-7 from beyond the arc.

Mike Scott added 14 points off the bench in the win. Scott is averaging 12.7 points in his last three games.

"I think the group is starting to trust each other defensively," said Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer. "It's just good to see that trust being built up. I'm really happy with the defensive effort against a very good offensive team."

The Hawks are 6-12 as the visitor this season and have lost two in a row and three of four games on the road.

Memphis has rotated results in each of the past nine games and posted a 104-99 victory versus Phoenix Friday night behind a career-high tying 31 points from Mike Conley. Conley made 11-of-19 from the floor and handed out seven assists.

"I feel like I'm just showing people what I can do," Conley said of possibly making the All-Star team. "I'm just going to continue playing and try to get wins and see what happens, because I have no control over (the All-Star selections). But I feel like I'm playing at an all-time level right now."

Conley also had 31 points against Philadelphia on March 7, 2009 and is averaging a career-best and team-leading 18.0 points per game.

Zach Randolph registered a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who shot 48.8 percent and received 10 points and a career-high 17 rebounds from Ed Davis. Randolph has 22 double-doubles this season and 19 in his last 26 games.

Memphis has scored 100-plus points in four straight games, is 1-1 so far on a four-game homestand and 8-12 as the host. Oklahoma City will visit the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

The Grizzlies will try to keep the Hawks under 100 points because they are only 2-13 this season when allowing that many.

01/12 10:20:00 ET

Other Stories

  • ACC: Clemson at NC State

    Wednesday at 9:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: NC State at Georgia Tech

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Arkansas at Florida

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: Waste Management Phoenix Open

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • HSBB: Broughton at Leesville Road

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 620am

  • NHL: Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay

    Tomorrow at 7:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • ACC: Duke at Notre Dame

    Wednesday at 7:30 pm on 620am

  • ACC: NC State vs. Clemson

    Wednesday at 9:00 pm on WRAL-FM

Scoreboard
Local
2nd
NCCU 42
DELST 43
 
2nd
UNC 64
SYR 62
 
7:30pm Tonight
BRK 0
POR 0
7:30pm Tonight
NYK 0
SAC 0
1st
OKC 25
MIN 19
 
1st
MEM 31
ORL 29
 
2nd
NOP 30
PHI 19
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTA
BOS
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
DEN
2nd
AMER 46
ARMY 42
 
2nd
OU 48
CLST 45
 
2nd
NCCU 42
DELST 43
 
2nd
PBY 40
HIGH 45
 
2nd
UNC 64
SYR 62
 
2nd
DET 40
WRST 53
 
1st
NCAT 32
COPST 23
 
Half
SCST 31
HAMP 25
 
Half
COOK 27
HOW 25
 
2nd
NWST 41
NICST 25
 
1st
NO 33
CARK 20
 
1st
CAMP 21
GWEBB 18
 
1st
FAM 8
MDES 4
 
1st
INCWORD 27
MCNST 34
 
1st
SAV 17
NORST 19
 
1st
ABCHRIST 7
SHSU 24
 
1st
LAM 8
STEPH 19
 
1st
SELA 15
TAMCC 14
 
1st
VALPO 30
UWMIL 5
 
8:30pm Tonight
ALAAM
ALCOR
 
8:30pm Tonight
ALAST
SOUTH
 
9:00pm Tonight
ARKPB
PVU
 
9:00pm Tonight
ISU
TEX
9:00pm Tonight
MVSU
TXSOU