MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Horace Grant said he planned to join the Lakers on Friday in Salt Lake City and be available when they play the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.
Records — Lakers 25-13, Grizzlies 22-18.
Record vs. Grizzlies — 1-1.
Update — The Lakers, who have lost seven road games in a row, defeated the Grizzlies, 121-89, Nov. 23 at Staples Center but lost at Memphis, 105-95, on Nov. 10. The Grizzlies have won five games in a row and are 7-1 in January. Pau Gasol leads Memphis in scoring (17.5 points) and rebounding (8.1). The Lakers' Sampson aggravated a lingering right ankle injury in practice Tuesday but is expected to play.