Grizzlies F Prince out with left knee soreness
Memphis forward Tayshaun Prince has a sore left knee and will
miss Wednesday night’s game against the Dallas Mavericks.
Prince started each of Memphis’ first 24 games in his 12th NBA
season. But he is shooting 25 percent (10 for 40) over his last
seven games. He played just nine minutes in Tuesday’s 96-92 loss to
the Los Angeles Lakers.
Mike Miller replaced Prince in the lineup against the Mavs.
Miller rolled his left ankle in the loss to the Lakers.
The Grizzlies already were missing point guard Mike Conley (left
thigh contusion) and center Marc Gasol (sprained MCL in his left
knee) from their starting lineup.
Gasol did not make the trip to Dallas. Conley said he wanted to
play Wednesday, but thought the extra days before Saturday’s game
against the New York Knicks would help.
”It was so iffy,” he said. ”I would be playing hurt. I don’t
want to do anything to rush it.”