Preview: After winning six in a row, the Grizzlies have lost two consecutive games, dropping into a tie with surging Denver for the fourth spot in the Western Conference playoff chase. The Wolves have lost nine in a row to Memphis overall, including the past seven in Memphis.

Players to watch: Memphis F Tayshaun Prince went 8-for-8 and had 18 points inthe first game between the teams this season, a 17-point loss in Memphis on Feb. 10.

Numbers: The Grizzlies are 15-5 since a three-team trade that sent Rudy Gay to Toronto and brought Prince, Ed Davis and Austin Daye to Memphis. Memphis has the NBA’s best scoring defense, allowing 89.4 points per game.

Injuries: Wolves F Kevin Love (hand surgery), F Chase Budinger (knee surgery), G Malcolm Lee (hip and knee surgery) and G Brandon Roy (right knee) are out. Memphis’ Darrell Arthur (neck and back soreness) is listed as day-to-day. He has missed seven games.