Friday, January 15, 2010

Griz-Wolves Game Post

Posted By on Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Alright. I'm live at FedExForum where the Grizzlies will attempt to go 2 games above .500 for the first time this season as they host the 8-32 Minnesota Timberwolves. The Grizzlies are 2-0 in the season series, but the first game was against a Wolves team without its two best players, Al Jefferson and Kevin Love. And the second game was when Jefferson was just working his way back into the lineup and Love was still out.

Tonight will be a battle of two of the league's most productive frontcourt tandems and two struggling starting point guards, but that's where the comparisons end. On the wings, Rudy Gay and O.J. Mayo should have a big advantage on Wolves opposite numbers Damien Wilkins and Corey Brewer. Should.

Personally, I'm looking forward to this game more than I normally would against a cellar-dweller Grizzlies opponent, as the Kevin Love-Zach Randolph match-up could be fascinating: The top two offensive rebounders in the league among player averaging more than 30 minutes, the Grizzlies' current power forward against the power forward the team could have had.

Check back later for a post-game report.

Let's do this.

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