Golden State Warriors (53-29, third in Western Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (56-26, second in Western Conference)
Western Conference 2nd round: The Grizzlies host first series matchup
Bottom line: The Memphis Grizzlies host the Golden State Warriors to start the second round of the Western Conference. Memphis lost 3–1 against Golden State during the regular season. The Grizzlies won the previous regular meeting on March 29, 123–95, with 22 points for Desmond Bain, while Jordan Poole scored 25 points for the Warriors.
The Grizzlies have gone 36–16 against Western Conference teams. Memphis is sixth in the Western Conference, shooting 35.3% from downtown, led by Bain shooting 43.6% from 3-point range.
The Warriors are 33-19 in conference games. Golden State ranks eighth in the Western Conference scoring 111.0 points per game and shooting 46.9%.
Top Performer: Bain’s average 3.0 scored 3-pointers per game for the Grizzlies, scoring 18.2 points, while shooting 43.6% from beyond the arc. Jaa Morant has averaged 27.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 6.7 assists in the last 10 games for Memphis.
Stephen Curry averages 25.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists for the Warriors. Klay Thompson averages 27.9 points and 3.9 rebounds, shooting 51.8% in the last 10 games for Golden State.
Last 10 games: Grizzlies: 5-5, averaging 116.3 points, 45.7 rebounds, 27.9 assists, 8.7 steals and 6.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.3% from the field. Their opponents average 115.1 points per game.
Warriors: 9-1 shooting 51.1% off the field, averaging 116.6 points, 40.4 rebounds, 29.7 assists, 8.3 steals and 5.3 blocks per game. His opponents average 106.0 points.
Injuries: Grizzlies: Senti Aldama: Out (knee), Steven Adams: Out (Health and Safety Protocol), Killian Tilly: Out (knee), Ziyar Williams: Day to Day (right knee).
Warriors: James Wiseman: out for the season (knee), Andre Iguodala: out (neck).