Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors: Round Three
The Memphis Grizzlies are the only team to beat Golden State two times in a row since the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in The Finals.
I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist. Here’s what this series looks like so far:
Round one: the series kicked off in the Grindhouse. Memphis held the offensive juggernauts to 89 points, leading to a 21 point rout of the Warriors.
Round two: the Grizzlies did typical Grizzlies things, grinding back from a 24-point deficit in the second half to knock off Golden State in overtime on their home court.
Yes, this Memphis team accounts for 25-percent of the Warriors losses so far this season. They look to make that 33-percent tonight.
WHO: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors
WHEN: Friday, February 10 – 7:00 PM CST
WHERE: FedEx Forum – Memphis, Tennessee
HOW TO WATCH: Fox Sports Southeast/Fox Sports Go (or you could stream it online, but I didn’t tell you that)
HOW TO LISTEN: 92.9 FM ESPN Radio – Memphis
BETTING ODDS: Golden State -7.5; over/under 216
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Memphis Grizzlies: Heating up
This Memphis team is 7-3 in their last 10 games, including wins over the Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs. Against the top four teams in the Western Conference, they’re currently 9-2.
Excitement is high in Grind City – the injury report is completely clear and the returns of Toney Douglas and Brandan Wright negate most trade speculations.
The Grizzlies announced yesterday that Chandler Parsons will be inactive tonight for a “previously scheduled rest day.” It’s unfortunate, because Parsons has shown major improvement in performance. It’s acceptable, though, because he was a no-factor in both of Memphis’s wins over the Warriors this season.
A win tonight against Golden State would do a few things:
- Seal a series victory.
- Make Memphis one of two teams in recent NBA history to beat the Warriors 3 straight times.
- Scare the daylights out of every Western Conference playoff team.