FedExForum will host a divisional contest between the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs, the team with the best record in the Southwest. The Grizzlies have been relatively average this year, coming in with a 15-18 record. On the opposite side, the Spurs have been playing at a high level and sport a record of 26-8. This game has a start time of 8:00 pm EST and it will be covered by FSN-SW and SportSouth.
The Grizzlies look for another win today after thoroughly outplaying the Pistons, 112-84. Jon Leuer was the game's leading scorer with 23 points in the game. Meanwhile, the Spurs are coming off a blowout win against the Clippers, 116-92. Tony Parker was one of the best players on the court for San Antonio, accounting for 17 points, 9 assists and 3 rebounds. The Spurs have emerged victorious in both contests against the Grizzlies this year, including a 102-86 win the last time these two teams met. Despite the loss, Mike Conley was the leading scorer in the game with 28 points.
The battle on the backboards could prove decisive, pitting strength against strength. Memphis is among the league's elite on the offensive glass, ranking third in OR% at 29.4%. Meanwhile, San Antonio ranks fourth in the NBA at corralling defensive rebounds with a DR% of 76.2%.