This week in Tennessee sports: Nashville SC suffers a close loss in their MLS debut, the Grizzlies stop the bleeding against the Lakers, and the Preds continue to impress. Read on below for more and make sure to check out the Action 247 game lobby for free-to-play contests with real cash prizes involving your favorite Tennessee teams.
Tennessee Sports News and Notes
- Nashville SC fell to Atlanta United 2-1 in their MLS debut over the weekend. The first MLS goal in club history was put in by defender Walker Zimmerman in the 28th minute to tie the game at one apiece. Atlanta pulled ahead shortly afterward in the 37th minute and never looked back. Nashville set a Tennessee state record for attendance at a soccer game with a raucous crowd of 59,069. Nashville SC will look for their first MLS win this Sunday on the road against the Portland Timbers.
- The Grizzlies snapped their five-game losing streak in a big way on Saturday with a 105-88 home win over the Lakers. Memphis relied on a stingy defense to upset a Los Angeles team that boasts the best record in the Western Conference. LeBron James and Anthony Davis were both held under 20 points. Ja Morant led the way with an explosive outing totaling 27 points, 14 assists, and 6 rebounds. Jonas Valancuinas also shined with a 22-point, 20-rebound performance. At 29-31, the Grizzlies are holding on to a 2.5-game lead over the Pelicans for the 8th spot in the West.
- The Predators are rounding into form as the regular season winds to an end. With three wins in their last four contests, Nashville is tied for the last wild card spot in the Western Conference with three games in hand. There’s plenty of time for the Preds to pull away from the pack, and they’ll look to do so this week against the Oilers, Wild, and Stars.
Weekly Tennessee Sports Schedule
Grizzlies @ Hawks – Mon 3/2 @ 6:30 PM
Grizzlies @ Nets – Wed 3/4 @ 6:30 PM
Grizzlies @ Mavericks – Fri 3/6 @ 7:30 PM
Hawks @ Grizzlies – Sat 3/7 @ 7:00 PM
Vanderbilt @ Alabama – Tue 3/3 @ 7:30 PM
Tennessee @ #8 Kentucky – Tue 3/3 @ 8:00 PM
Wichita State @ Memphis – Thu 3/5 @ 8:00 PM
#15 Auburn @ Tennessee – Sat 3/7 @ 11:00 AM
South Carolina @ Vanderbilt – Sat 3/7 @ 11:30 AM
Memphis @ #25 Houston – Sun 3/8 @ 11:00 AM
Oilers @ Predators – Mon 3/2 @ 7:00 PM
Predators @ Wild – Tue 3/3 @ 7:00 PM
Stars @ Predators – Thu 3/5 @ 7:00 PM
Predators @ Stars – Sat 3/7 @ 1:00 PM
Nashville SC @ Portland Timbers – Sun 3/8 @ 6:00 PM
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