New Orleans Arena will host a showdown between the New Orleans Pelicans (6.90 BPG), the NBA's top shot blocking team, and the Memphis Grizzlies. The Pelicans have been relatively average this year, currently holding a 10-10 record. Through a quarter of the season, the Grizzlies have been a middling team and enter the game with a 10-11 record. This game has a start time of 8:00 pm EST and it will be covered by SportSouth and FSN-NO.
The Pelicans come into today's game on a high note after beating the Pistons, 111-106. Jason Smith played a pivotal role, recording 22 points and 16 rebounds to notch his second double-double of the season. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, are coming off a 116-100 loss against the Thunder. Mike Conley had a team-high 20 points. This is the second game of the year between these two teams, with the Pelicans winning the first matchup, 99-84. In the loss, Mike Conley led all scorers with 26 points.