The Memphis Grizzlies' first game without Rudy Gay was hardly one to remember, but they might have a better chance to win in their next one.
While hoping the new players from this week's trade can get on the court soon, Memphis will try to earn its eighth consecutive home win over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
The Grizzlies (29-16) had only nine players available in Thursday's 106-89 loss at Oklahoma City after sending leading scorer Gay and reserve center Hamed Haddadi to Toronto the previous day.
Memphis got Ed Davis from the Raptors as well as Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye from Detroit in that deal, but it's still waiting for those players to arrive and pass their physicals.
That means Grizzlies fans could have to wait until Tuesday's home game against Phoenix before they see the team's newest additions. Memphis also dealt three players to Cleveland on Jan. 22 for Jon Leuer and didn't have Quincy Pondexter available on Thursday due to a knee injury.
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