STREAM IT LIVE ON THE FOX SPORTS APPSaturday night’s game against the visiting Memphis Grizzlies will mark the halfway point of the season for the Miami Heat – game No. 41.
That’s true, but you want to beat the bad teams, too, and even during this relative hot streak, Miami has an embarrassing road loss on their ledger, getting blown out by 24 points this past Sunday by the lowly Atlanta Hawks.
Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, who turns 34 this month, and point guard Mike Conley, 31, are the NBA’s longest-tenured teammates, playing their 11th season together.
Conley makes $30 million per season, and Gasol is not doing too bad at $24 million.
In fact, in the win over the Spurs, Conley had 15 points and six assists; and Gasol starred with 26 points and 14 rebounds.
In 40 games so far this season, he is leading Memphis in scoring (20.1) and assists (6.2).
Gasol is averaging 15.7 points and leads Memphis in rebounds (8.7).
Jackson is averaging 13.4 points and 4.6 rebounds while leading Memphis with 1.5 blocks.
Meanwhile, on the other end of Miami’s age spectrum, converted point guard Justise Winslow – a 22-year-old who was a forward until a month ago – scored 13 points and set a career high with 11 assists against Boston.
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