- The Warriors will try to bounce back on Wednesday when they host the Grizzlies
- Memphis continues to seek answers after three-straight losses
- The Warriors hold the regular-season series edge over the Grizzlies
The Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies are coming off losses and will be looking to return to their winning ways on Wednesday, January 25 at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California.
The Warriors won in their previous meeting, 123-109, and oddsmakers see a potential repeat in the rematch.
Golden State bowed to the Brooklyn Nets, 116-120, no thanks to the late-game heroics of Royce O’Neale.
The Nets forward hit a key three-pointer with about 28.5 seconds to go to life Brooklyn past the Warriors.
“You give a team like that some life, they’re really good,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
The Warriors are scoring 117.6 points per outing and also have an offensive rating of 112.9, 17th in the league right now.
On defense, the Dubs are holding down opponents to 118 points per game.
In addition, Golden State owns a defensive rating of 113.4, 19th in the NBA as of this writing.
The Grizzlies, on the other hand, are looking to check their three-game skid.
Their latest loss came at the hands of the Sacramento Kings, 100-133.
Desmond Bane led Memphis in that lopsided loss with 21 points, four rebounds, and five assists.
Jaren Jackson Jr. chipped in 19 markers and five caroms in their losing effort.
“We have to focus on getting better and playing better against Golden State,” Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins stated. “Just continue to play hard and play together and just try and find a groove.”
The Grizzlies are averaging 117 points per game and own an offensive rating of 114.2.
Defensively, Memphis is giving up 112.4 points per contest and also carries a defensive rating of 109.6.
The Warriors are -2.5 favorites to come out victorious against the +2.5-graded Grizzlies.
Furthermore, the Moneyline for this matchup is -141 for Golden State and +120 for Memphis.
The game will be televised via ESPN at 10:00 PM ET and through the NBA League Pass.