What has Memphis done lately?
Not much. Sitting at 10-14, the Grizzlies have lost four straight and nine of their last 12 games. A rash of injuries, including Marc Gasol missing an indefinite amount time, has crippled a season and has the team sitting dead in the water. Other injuries include Mike Conley missing a few games and a Quincy Pondexter missing the rest of the season.
What's the biggest matchup to watch?
It sounds like Conley won't be suiting up -- although stay tuned for that -- so give me Zach Randolph against Brandan Wright (he played both PF and C against the Bucks). They are literally as different as two people playing the same position can be -- Randolph never even leaves the ground and Wright is a high-flying guy who's probably still too skinny. It should be a fun match-up as the Mavericks try to prevent Z-Bo (who is, granted, a shell of his former self) from having a 20-rebound night.
What's the second-biggest matchup to watch?
What stat, player or fact might surprise you about Memphis?
Despite his likely inactive status for the game, Mike Conley is killing it. I knew he was having a good season, but make this man an All-Star! He's averaging 18.2 points on 48/34/84%, 6.3 assists, 1.3 steals and just 2.1 turnovers per game. Dayum.