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Grizzlies big man Steven Adams out 3-5 weeks with sprained knee

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MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - JANUARY 09: Steven Adams #4 of the Memphis Grizzlies during the game against the San Antonio Spurs at FedExForum on January 09, 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Grizzlies center Steven Adams will miss three to five weeks because of a sprained ligament in his right knee.

Memphis announced the update. The Grizzlies, second in the Western Conference with a 31-16 record, visit Golden State trying to snap their first three-game skid of the season.

Adams sprained the posterior cruciate ligament in his knee in a 112-110 loss in Phoenix. He hurt his knee diving for a loose ball in the final seconds. He sat out during a 133-100 loss in Sacramento.

The nine-year veteran leads the NBA in offensive rebounds after leading the league in that category last season. He’s a key reason why the Grizzlies rank second in that category behind only the Knicks this season.

Adams is averaging 8.6 points and 11.5 rebounds per game, and he has started all 42 games he has played this season for Memphis.