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Allen Iverson has dropped his strongest hint yet that he will soon be joining the Memphis Grizzlies, announcing via his Twitter account Sunday night that he has a face-to-face meeting scheduled Monday with Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley.
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Javaris Crittenton scored 23 points, Rudy Gay added 21, and the Grizzlies had their best offensive performance this season in a 130-114 victory Wednesday night over the Knicks.
Mike Miller scored 24 of his 34 points in the first half, and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped an 18-game road losing streak Friday night with a 120-106 victory over the New York Knicks.
Phoenix Suns assistant coach Mark Iavaroni said Saturday that he has had an informal meeting with Memphis owner Michael Heisley about the Grizzlies' vacant head coaching position.
Memphis 96, New York 88
New York 90, Memphis 82
ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher reported that Mike Fratello was in Memphis Saturday, meeting with Grizzlies officials to finalize details that will make him the team's next head coach.
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NEW YORK 98, MEMPHIS 94