After falling short of surpassing the longest win streak in franchise history, the Memphis Grizzlies would appear to have a good chance to start another run.
The Grizzlies begin a string of five games against sub-.500 opponents as they visit the Orlando Magic on Sunday night.
Memphis had won eight in a row, matching the club record, before Friday's 98-91 road loss to a Miami team which leads the Eastern Conference and is riding a 13-game win streak. The Grizzlies trailed by only one point with less than 30 seconds left.
"I have no problem with the game," coach Lionel Hollins said. "We were right there. They just made a few more plays than we did down the stretch."
Marc Gasol had 24 points - he's averaging 19.5 with 10.3 rebounds over the past four games - but no teammate scored more than 14. Zach Randolph scored 14 despite hurting his left ankle on the game's first possession, and postgame X-rays were reportedly negative.
Memphis (38-19) might not need Randolph to take care of ...