2 Grizzlies coaches to miss game for Maurice Lucas service

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins and

assistant Johnny Davis will miss Memphis' game with Phoenix on

Friday night while they attend a private family service for their

former teammate Maurice Lucas.

The team said Thursday that Hollins and Davis flew to Portland

after Wednesday night's 115-109 loss to the Golden State Warriors.

The Grizzlies headed on to Phoenix.

Lucas, who died Sunday, was teammates with Hollins and Davis on

the 1976-77 Portland Trail Blazers and led that team to its lone

NBA championship.

Assistant David Joerger will fill in for Hollins as head coach

against the Suns. Hollins and Davis will rejoin the Grizzlies

before their game in Sacramento on Saturday.