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Celtics at Grizzlies | 8 p.m.

Celtics ending road trip with tough venue

MEMPHIS — The Celtics end their three-game road trip in one of the tougher venues in the league to play. The Grizzlies will be an angry bunch tonight as they dropped a road game at New Orleans (sound familiar?). The Grizzlies are 27-8 at home, are huge inside with Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph and the defense of former Celtic Tony Allen. On the injury front, Courtney Lee will not play because of a sprained left ankle and Kevin Garnett is highly questionable.

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BOSTON CELTICS (36-32)

PG Avery Bradley

SG Jason Terryh

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SF Paul Pierce

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PF Brandon Bass

C Kevin Garnett

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES (46-22)

PG Mike Conley

SG Tony Allen

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SF Tayshaun Prince

PF Zach Randolph

C Marc Gasol

Officials: Bill Spooner, Marat Kogut, Zach Zarba

TV, radio: 8 p.m., Comcast SportsNet, WEEI (93.7 FM).

Pregame notes:

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- Courtney Lee sprained his left ankle landing on the back of an opponent's foot during the pivotal play of the game, when O.J. Mayo drained a wide-open 3-pointer. Lee walked off the floor to the locker room and said he would try to play tonight.

- The Grizzlies acquired Tayshaun Prince and Ed Davis in the three-team Rudy Gay deal, Prince has played 23 games with the Grizzlies, averaging 9.4 points and 4.6 rebounds, shooting 42.8 percent.

- The Celtics have lost three consecutive game, their longest streak since losing Rajon Rondo to injury. The schedule doesn't get any easier with the New York Knicks on Tuesday, a tricky game at Cleveland on Wednesday and home against Atlanta on Friday. Davis is averaging 14.3 minutes per game off the bench, averaging 4.9 points.

- An interesting free agent to watch this summer if Tony Allen, who is in the final year of the three-year deal he signed with Memphis.

- In their past two games, the Celtics have been outrebounded a combined 93-66 and are 9-for-31 shooting from the 3-point line.