(SportsNetwork.com) – The undefeated Memphis Grizzlies will resume the best
start in franchise history when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday night
at the Bradley Center.
Memphis is 6-0 so far and one of only three unbeaten teams in the NBA, joining
Houston and Golden State.
The Grizzlies are coming off Friday’s 91-89 triumph in Oklahoma City, as Mike
Conley scored 20 points and Courtney Lee added 17 points. Zach Randolph
finished with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Marc Gasol was held to eight
points and nine boards.
Oklahoma City was playing without superstars Kevin Durant (foot) and Russell
Westbrook (hand), and still gave the Grizzlies fits.
“(The Thunder) have good players,” Grizzlies coach David Joerger said. “That’s
a good team and we’re lucky to get out of here with the win.”
Memphis sank 9-of-18 3-pointers and made 42 percent from the floor.
After the Grizzlies close their three-game road trip tonight, they will return
to FedEx Forum for four straight games.
The Bucks have lost two straight and fell to 2-4 on the season following a
98-95 setback at Detroit Friday night.
Rookie Jabari Parker scored 18 points and Brandon Knight added 17 for
Milwaukee, which made 46.8 percent of its shots and hit only 5-of-20 from 3-
point territory. Knight also had nine assists and six rebounds.
“It wasn’t enough. I’d rather take a game where I score four points and we win
the game,” said Parker. “It’s just all about winning. I didn’t do enough. It’s
just about how you finish more than you start.”
Giannis Antetokounmpo had nine points in the loss.
Memphis won both meetings with Milwaukee in 2013-14 and is unbeaten in the
last seven games in this series. The Grizzlies have prevailed in each of their
last four trips to Brew City.