The Memphis Grizzlies didn't do much to bolster their game homestand tonight versus the Toronto Raptors.
Memphis did send swingman Sam Young to Philadelphia in exchange for the rights to forward Ricky Sanchez. Young played 21 games for the Grizzlies this season, averaging 3.5 points and 2.0 rebounds. Sanchez has yet to play an NBA game since being selected by Portland in the second round of the 2005 draft.
The Grizzlies have lost two of three games since a five-game winning streak and opened the homestand with Tuesday's 116-111 double-overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Marreese Speights had 25 points to lead Memphis and Marc Gasol scored 20 with 11 rebounds.
"We played a great game and we should have won the game," Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins said. "We lost to a team that played better. We've got to give them their due and we've just got to get ready to come back on Friday."
Mike Conley had 10 points and 11 assists, and has recorded multiple steals in a franchise-record and career-high 12 consecutive games. Hollins' squad lost for only the third time in the past 13 games and will also host Washington on the residency. The Grizzlies are 15-6 at home and sit four games behind San Antonio for the Southwest lead.
In injury news for Memphis, forward Rudy Gay (concussion) is probable for Friday and forward Zach Randolph (knee) is listed as questionable. Randolph hasn't played since Jan. 1 at Chicago due to an MCL tear in his right knee and is averaging 14.8 points ad 7.5 rebounds in four games this season.
Toronto will continue a five-game road trip this evening and fell to 1-1 on the trek following a 98-84 loss at New Jersey on Wednesday.
Jerryd Bayless ended with 16 points and 10 assists, while James Johnson also netted 16 points and DeMar DeRozan added 12 points for the Raptors, who have lost five of eight games and was coming off a win at Cleveland.
"The Nets outworked us. [Kris] Humphries had 21 rebounds. You have to be physical with him in the paint, and we didn't have that," Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said.
The Raptors shot 38.3 percent and got 11 points off the bench from Leandro Barbosa. Barbosa was then shipped to Indiana before the trade deadline for a second-round pick and cash. Toronto fell to 7-15 on the road this year and guard Jose Calderon missed his third straight game with a sprained right ankle. Calderon is questionable for tonight.
Toronto will also visit the Bobcats and Knicks on the trip and has lost six in a row to the Grizzlies, including a recent 102-99 setback on March 2 at Air Canada Centre. Memphis has won 15 of the last 20 meetings between the teams and eight of 10 encounters on Beale Street.