WASHINGTON (AP) -Memphis forward Pau Gasol missed the Grizzlies' game on Friday night against the Washington Wizards because of a sore back.
Gasol, the Grizzlies' second-leading scorer with 19.1 points per game, warmed up with the team, but was ruled out about 30 minutes before the game.
It was the fifth game Gasol has missed this season. He sat out four games because of an injured big toe in December.
Memphis coach Marc Iavaroni did not mention Gasol when he was asked about his team's injuries before the game.
Forward Stromile Swift (ankle) also missed the game.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Lakers vs. Mavericks Pick Can the Dallas Mavericks handle their business at home when they host the Los Angeles Lakers today at 3:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Marquee matchup on tap in Buckeye State There’s no disputing that the Cavaliers flunked Monday’s test vs. the Western Conference-leading Warriors. But how will Tyronn Lue’s troops fare against the...
Thumbnail Rockets vs. Grizzlies Prediction Fresh off their loss to the Warriors, will the Rockets lose back-to-back games when they visit the Grizzlies at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Blazers vs. Celtics Prediction Are the Celtics a good bet to cover the spread coming off a loss when they host the Trail Blazers today at 5:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Pacers vs. Lakers Prediction The Pacers are a small favorite on the road tonight against the Lakers at 10:30PM ET. Are they a good bet to cover the spread?

NBA Team Pages