Wizards-Memphis Grizzlies will go on as scheduled


So, I will get to do this tonight? Cool. (AP Photo/Lance Murphey)

Inclement weather throughout the District region forced the Wizards and Memphis Grizzlies to cancel their respective morning shootarounds Monday, but the game remains scheduled to be played at 7 p.m.

Both teams and the referees are in the town, so the Wizards will still get a chance to avenge a 92-89 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Feb. 11, when Bradley Beal scored a career-high 37 points.

“Right in front of us is a tough team and we owe them something,” Marcin Gortat said after the Wizards defeated Philadelphia, 122-103, on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.

The Washington area was hit with rain, ice and snow overnight leading to several closings and delays, and the winter storm warning is expected to be in effect until 6 p.m. But the Wizards released a statement urging fans to use caution while traveling to and from the Verizon Center.

The Wizards have not had a game postponed because of severe weather conditions since Feb. 7, 2010, when a game between the Atlanta Hawks was pushed back until March 11.

In that situation, neither the Wizards nor Hawks were able to travel to the game because of a storm. Before then, no NBA game had been postponed because of weather since a contest between the New Orleans Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks on Jan. 13, 2007.

Michael Lee is the national basketball writer for The Washington Post.
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