Hollins faces familiar foe in Grizzlies

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(SportsNetwork.com) - The Memphis Grizzlies will try to put the brakes on a three-game road losing streak when they invade Brooklyn Wednesday to take on the Nets at Barclays Center.

The Grizzlies will also pay a visit to the Orlando Magic on Friday and are 11-7 as the guest this season.

Memphis had lost two straight and three of four games, but got back into the win column with a 122-110 double-overtime triumph versus the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. The Grizzlies scored 14 of the 16 points in the second OT and were paced by Zach Randolph's 27 points and 17 rebounds.

Mike Conley scored 25 points and Courtney Lee ended with 18 for the Grizzlies, who shot 48 percent and scored 27 points off 21 Phoenix turnovers. The Grizzlies, who made 48 field goals, survived despite committing 24 turnovers and blowing a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter.

"Good team win," Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger said. "We left it all out there."

Grizzlies guards Conley (ankle) and Tony Allen (hamstring) are probable for Wednesday's game.

The Nets are mired in a six-game slide and dropped a 113-99 decision to the Houston Rockets Monday night. Mason Plumlee posted 24 points and 10 rebounds, Jarrett Jack and Bojan Bogdanovic had 13 points apiece, and both Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez scored 12 points.

Brooklyn made 46.4 percent from the floor and turned the ball over 16 times.

"Every game the turnovers are hurting us and the missed shots are hurting us," said Nets coach Lionel Hollins. "If you're not putting up 95, 100 shots, every turnover matters. Every missed shot matters."

Nets veteran big man Kevin Garnett got into a brief shoving match with Rockets center Dwight Howard and the two had to be separated. Garnett tossed the ball back to Howard after a stoppage underneath and delivered a head-butt. Howard threw an open-handed shove at Garnett, who will serve a one-game suspension without pay Wednesday.

Howard was fined $15,000 for pushing Garnett in the neck area.

In milestone news for the Nets, Lopez is one offensive rebound short of 1,000.

The Nets are 8-12 at home and have lost four in a row as the host. They will start a home-and-home set with the Washington Wizards Friday in DC.

Brooklyn took both matchups with Memphis last season and the two teams will meet again Feb. 10 at FedExForum. Hollins coached the Grizzlies from 2009-13.