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.