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The Charlotte Hornets will look to avenge a loss to the Indiana Pacers earlier in the week when they hook up with the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum on Wednesday night.
Memphis (19-28) has fallen on hard times recently having lost 17 of its last 20 games. They have the second-worst record in the Western Conference, ahead of only the Phoenix Suns.
"We have nobody coming in the door tomorrow that's going to change what we're doing," said Memphis guard Mike Conley. "We need everybody to find it in themselves to get us out of this thing."
The Hornets (22-24) were slowed down by the defensive-minded Pacers on Sunday who held them to just 95 points.
"I thought our guys were battling defensively. (Indiana) is a very physical team. They move the ball and made shots tonight," Hornets coach James Borrego said on NBA.com. "Give them credit. ... They shot the ball well tonight. We did not."
Kemba Walker has scored at least 20 points in each of his past five games and Jeremy Lamb is averaging 15.1 points per game. The Hornets recalled rookie guard Devonte' Graham from their G League affiliate on Tuesday.
This is the first of two meetings this season between the Grizzlies and Hornets. They also will play Feb. 1 in Charlotte