Memphis plays Golden State after overtime win

March 18, 2023 GMT

Golden State Warriors (36-35, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (42-27, second in the Western Conference)

Memphis, Tennessee; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT


BOTTOM LINE: Memphis hosts the Golden State Warriors after the Grizzlies took down the San Antonio Spurs 126-120 in overtime.

The Grizzlies have gone 24-19 against Western Conference teams. Memphis leads the Western Conference with 58.3 points in the paint led by Ja Morant averaging 14.8.

The Warriors are 23-19 in Western Conference play. Golden State ranks eighth in the NBA with 34.0 defensive rebounds per game led by Draymond Green averaging 6.5.

The teams play for the fourth time this season. The Grizzlies won the last meeting 131-110 on March 10. Tyus Jones scored 22 points to help lead the Grizzlies to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jaren Jackson Jr. is scoring 17.2 points per game with 6.6 rebounds and 0.8 assists for the Grizzlies. Desmond Bane is averaging 20.3 points and 5.6 rebounds while shooting 48.4% over the past 10 games for Memphis.


Jordan Poole is averaging 20.4 points and 4.6 assists for the Warriors. Stephen Curry is averaging 23.6 points and 3.7 assists over the past 10 games for Golden State.

LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 6-4, averaging 115.5 points, 42.7 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 8.5 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.2 points per game.

Warriors: 5-5, averaging 118.2 points, 45.2 rebounds, 29.2 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 48.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.5 points.

INJURIES: Grizzlies: Vince Williams Jr.: out (shoulder), Steven Adams: out (knee), Ja Morant: out (nir - league suspension), Brandon Clarke: out for season (achilles).

Warriors: Andrew Wiggins: out (personal), Ryan Rollins: out for season (foot), Gary Payton II: out (adductor), Draymond Green: out (nir - league suspension), Andre Iguodala: out (wrist).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.