After two years going to the play-in, the Memphis Grizzlies’ dream to finally clinch a playoff berth this season on the NBA.
In 2021 they advanced in the play-in tournament but fell for Utah Jazz by 4 – 1 on the first round, while in the previous year, they were eliminated in the single-game series against Portland Trail Blazers.
But in this season, Memphis Grizzlies wants to enjoy the good moments n the regular season to open an excellent advantage to the rivals. They have the current best streak on Western Conference, with six straight victories.
They have defeated Sacramento Kings (127-102), Phoenix Suns (114-113), Los Angeles Lakers (104-99), San Antonio Spurs (118-105), Brooklyn Nets (118-104), and Cleveland Cavaliers (110-106) in a row.
The last one was against Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, winning by 110 – 106. Six players scored in double figures to help in the win, led by Já Morant, with 26 points, five rebounds, and six assists.
On that game, the Grizzlies recorded their ninth double-digit comeback win of the season – the most in the NBA. On the other side, Darius Garland, with 27 points and 10 dimes, and Jarrett Allen with 22 and 12, had the better numbers, but it wasn’t enough.
Memphis is improving a lot the retrospect playing away. Four from the last six wins were far from home, including the victories against Phoenix, Brooklyn, and Cleveland.
Now they have 25 wins and 14 losses on the regular season, in the fourth place of the conference, only three games behind Utah Jazz and five games ahead of Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks, and Lakers.
The team from Tennessee is the 7t better offense in the league, averaging 111.3 points per game, while the defense is only the 18th better, allowing 108.1 PPG. It means that the franchise can be a good option for betting in over points. Memphis also lead the league in RPG, with 47.7.
Já Morant has the greatest number among the others, with 25.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 6.7 assists. But without him, other players take care of the thins, like Dillon Brooks, with 19.3 PPG, and Steven Adams, adding 7.1 per challenge and 9.3 boards. Jaren Jackson Jr. and Desmon Bane also have more than 15 PPG.
The next challenge is on Thursday 6, against Detroit Pistons at FedEx Forum. Playing at home due to the 14th-placed from the Eastern Conference, Memphis has good chances to keep the streak, which may give them some odds on Bovada as the favorite for the victory.