• Beal and the Wizards host the Grizzlies

    By: The Associated Press

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    Memphis Grizzlies (28-41, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (29-40, 11th in the Eastern Conference)

    Washington; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT

    BOTTOM LINE: Bradley Beal leads Washington into a matchup against Memphis. He currently ranks 10th in the NBA scoring 26.0 points per game.

    The Wizards have gone 21-13 in home games. Washington is seventh in the NBA averaging 114.3 points and shooting 47 percent.

    The Grizzlies are 10-24 in road games. Memphis is 5-8 in games decided by 3 points or fewer. The Grizzlies won 107-95 in the last matchup between these two teams on Oct. 30. Garrett Temple led Memphis with 20 points and John Wall led Washington with 22 points.

    TOP PERFORMERS: Beal leads the Wizards scoring 26 points per game and averaging 5.3 rebounds and 5.6 assists. Bobby Portis has averaged 9.1 rebounds and added 13.2 points per game over the last 10 games for Washington.

    Mike Conley has shot 43.3 percent and is averaging 20.6 points for the Grizzlies. Joakim Noah has averaged 8.2 rebounds and added 11.6 points per game over the last 10 games for Memphis.

    LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 5-5, averaging 108.6 points, 43.6 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 7.4 steals and 5.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting.

    Wizards: 5-5, averaging 117.2 points, 47 rebounds, 27.4 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.0 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting.

    Wizards Injuries: Dwight Howard: out (back), John Wall: out for season (left achilles).

    Grizzlies Injuries: Dillon Brooks: out for season (toe), Jaren Jackson Jr.: out (right quad soreness), Kyle Anderson: out (right shoulder soreness).

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    The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.

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