Grizzlies at Rockets: James Johnson with the big throw down (GIF)

iDec 26, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Memphis Grizzlies power forward James Johnson (3) is congratulated by small forward Mike Miller (13) after making a basket during the second quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The 12-15 Memphis Grizzlies took a trip to Texas tonight to take on the 19-11 Houston Rockets in a Western Conference showdown. The Grizzlies are looking to get back on track early on in the season here, in hopes of making a return trip to the postseason, like they did last season.

It’s been a tightly play contest throughout the evening tonight, with both teams exchanging the lead with some good plays.

Like this one from reserve forward James Johnson.

On this play in the second half, Johnson was fed the ball near the low post, where he immediately turned around and had a clear path to the hoop past Jeremy Lin for the easy slam:

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It’s been plays like this that’s the reason these two have gone back and forth with one another through the entire evening.

A win on the road against the Rockets tonight would be a huge momentum jump for this team as they search to get their record back to .500.

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