Grizzlies' Adams likely out 3-5 weeks due to knee

by Gordon Dixon - Grizzlies center Steven Adams is expected to miss 3-5 weeks with a PCL sprain in his right knee, the team announced Tuesday night.

Grizzlies' Steven Adams out weeks with PCL sprain 10:52 PM ET ESPN Memphis Grizzlies center Steven Adams is expected to miss 3-5 weeks with a PCL sprain in his right knee, the team announced Tuesday night. Adams was hurt in Sunday's 112-110 loss to the Phoenix Suns and then sat out Memphis' loss a night later to the Sacramento Kings . The Grizzlies have lost three straight games overall after an 11-game win streak. They're 2.5 games behind the first-place Denver Nuggets in the West. A lengthy absence of Adams, though, will be significant. He's averaging 8.6 points, 11.5 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 42 appearances, all starts, this season for the 31-16 Grizzlies.