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Game 22 - Nets @ Grizzlies - Friday, December 17, 8:00 PM

The Nets begin a 3 game road trip in Memphis Friday night where the revisit the scene of one of the worst losses in franchise history. The last time these two teams met, Memphis blew the Nets out by 47 points in a game that may have been the beginning of the end for Byron Scott in New Jersey. This year, the Grizzlies are off to a somewhat disappointing 9-15 start, and have recently undergone a coaching change, with Hubie Brown retiring and Mike Fratello taking his place. They are 4-4 under Fratello, and have lost 3 of their last 4. The Nets are coming off an ugly loss at home to the Knicks, in which the went 15 straight minutes without a field goal in the second half. Travis Best will miss Friday's game with a groin injury suffered in Tuesday's loss to the Knicks. Alonzo Mourning did not make the trip in order to rest his various ailments, but Richard Jefferson is expected to play despite a sprained left wrist. Lawrence Frank has hinted that Jason Kidd's minutes may be increased on the trip.