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And while the Grizzlies certainly are favored against the Thunder in an away game in Oklahoma City, the presence of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander thwarts any guarantees of victory. As a result, defense becomes the primary focus for the Grizzlies. With defense in mind, the questionable return of Dillon Brooks emerges as the most compelling storyline for this matchup against the Thunder.
For the first time since his ankle injury against the Clippers on January 8th, Dillon Brooks has a reasonable chance to return versus the Thunder. Taylor Jenkins suggested that Brooks could return on this upcoming road trip. His injury status being upgraded to questionable certainly supports the fact that his return is imminent.
While Brooks being available certainly helps the Grizzlies, the presence of SGA is certainly a threat to reckon with. SGA has scored 57 points in his last two matchups versus the Grizzlies, with both appearances resulting in a win. If the Grizzlies can focus on limiting the production of SGA, they have to like their chances of preventing another member of the Thunder from having a breakout game.
While this philosophy may seem simple, its execution is far from a guarantee. Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging Recent Form The Memphis Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of , placing them 2nd in the Western Conference. So far, Memphis is above. Over their last five games, the Grizzlies have played well, picking up 3 wins. During this stretch, Memphis is averaging This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up Even though Memphis has been picking up wins, their opponents have had no trouble scoring the ball, averaging Throughout the season, Oklahoma City has struggled in their 33 home contests, sitting at During this stretch, Oklahoma City is averaging This figure is up from their season average of Through 53 games, Morant is averaging 27 points.
On the season, he has surpassed his season average in On the other side, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads the Thunder in scoring, averaging 23 points across his 51 games. Throughout the season, Gilgeous-Alexander has outscored his season average in
They also defend better on the road, giving up an average of Only two of their last 21 games have been decided by fewer than nine points. Without their leading scorer, the Thunder could not keep up with the Knicks. They did start brightly and led by nine after a quarter.
But the Knicks outscored them by 31 points the rest of the way in a win. Seven players scored in double digits for the Thunder, but no one scored more than That did not happen, as Dort hit only two of nine shots from the field. Dort missed all three of his threes, and the Thunder were only 8 of 32 from deep overall. But if the Thunder are without their star again, it stands to be a long afternoon for the home team. It is the Memphis Grizzlies who will be looking to hand the Thunder their fourth straight loss tonight.
It will be the Thunders longest losing streak in nearly five years. The Thunder are still at the top of the Western Conference, quite securely. However, a weakness has began to show it head in the Thunder, their defense. They have lost to the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers , both of which are solid teams that can easily take advantage of small mistakes. However, their third loss came courtesy of the Cleveland Cavilers. This loss has many wondering what is going on with the Thunder.
A major contribution to those losses is the following stat.
Sadly enough the poor shooting was not a 1 match thing. On the other side, Bulls shot with Top scorers; Westbrook 28pts , Butler 28pts and Wade 18pts. Grizzlies are currently on a 3 game winning streak, with only 1 defeat in the past 5 games. In the course of those 5 games, Grizzlies won against Raptors , Jazz , Suns and Nuggets , whereas they failed to do the same against Trail Blazers In the last game against Denver Nuggets, Memphis established their dominance in the 1st quarter, with a 9 point lead, which only increased with each following quarter.
Denver were unable to catch up with heated Grizzlies and their loss was inevitable. Throughout the 48 minutes, Grizzlies shot with The odds are close due to the last match between those two resulting in a win for Thunder and due to the fact Thunder had tougher opponents leading to this match.
Despite all that morale does play a big part in teams performance and Grizzlies surely have an advantage in that aspect. In addition, Thunder will be playing without Kanter and Abrines being still under a question after a back injury.
Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies Only one of those games was on the road, and it was a win over the San Antonio Spurs. The Grizzlies have been much better on the road than at home. Eight of their 12 double-digit wins have come on the road, where they are this season. Their two biggest wins this season came on the road as well. In addition to that win over the Spurs, they own a point win over the Houston Rockets.
The Grizzlies average 6. They also defend better on the road, giving up an average of Only two of their last 21 games have been decided by fewer than nine points. Without their leading scorer, the Thunder could not keep up with the Knicks.
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