With six games remaining, the Memphis Grizzlies can't afford to fall further behind in the fight for home-court advantage in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
They should have a good chance to get back on track against the sinking Sacramento Kings.
The Grizzlies look to win for the fifth time in six games and stay within striking distance of a top-four seed Sunday night when the visit the Kings, losers of four straight at home.
Memphis (51-25) had won four in a row before falling 86-84 to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. Mike Conley scored a team-best 21 points, but missed a potential go-ahead jumper with five seconds left and a layup before the buzzer that would have tied it.
"We executed like we were supposed to, and tried to get a shot up,'' Conley said of the final sequence. "We tried to get some penetration and see what we can make out of it, but it just didn't work out.''
The fifth-place Grizzlies are right behind Denver for the third seed in the West, ...