PORTLAND, Ore. -- Memphis guard Damon Stoudamire was taken
off the floor on a stretcher in the first half of the Grizzlies'
game with the Portland Trail Blazers after losing his footing and
crashing to the ground.
Stoudamire suffered a sprained right knee, said Grizzlies
spokeswoman Stacey Mitch, and was being further evaluated at the
Rebound Clinic in the Rose Garden Arena.
Stoudamire, a Portland native who played more than seven seasons
for the Blazers, slipped while driving to the hoop with just with
4:02 left in the half and Memphis leading 45-35. He landed on his
back side, staying motionless with his head buried in his arm for
few minutes until being taken off the court.
Stoudamire, who signed a four-year deal with Memphis in the
offseason, had four points, six rebounds and three assists in 14