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Spurs vs. Grizzlies – NBA Game Preview – January 11, 2023


San Antonio Spurs (13-28, 14th within the Western Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (27-13, second within the Western Conference)

Memphis, Tennessee; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: San Antonio will look to interrupt its six-game road skid when the Spurs play Memphis.

The Grizzlies are 5-2 against opponents within the Southwest Division. Memphis is the highest team within the Western Conference averaging 58.8 points within the paint. Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies with 14.6.

The Spurs are 2-6 against opponents within the Southwest Division. San Antonio allows probably the most points within the Western Conference, giving up 120.6 points while allowing opponents to shoot 50.5%.

The teams play for the third time this season. The Grizzlies won the last meeting 121-113 on Jan. 10, with Tyus Jones scoring 24 points within the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Morant is averaging 27.2 points, six rebounds and eight assists for the Grizzlies. Dillon Brooks is averaging 16.5 points over the past 10 games for Memphis.

Devin Vassell averages 2.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Spurs, scoring 19.4 points while shooting 40.4% from beyond the arc. Keldon Johnson is averaging 17.8 points over the past 10 games for San Antonio.

LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 8-2, averaging 119.3 points, 49.6 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 9.4 steals and 6.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.5% from the sector. Their opponents have averaged 111.6 points per game.

Spurs: 3-7, averaging 116.7 points, 43.4 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 6.8 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 49.4% from the sector. Their opponents have averaged 123.3 points.

INJURIES: Grizzlies: Ja Morant: everyday (thigh), Danny Green: out (knee), Brandon Clarke: everyday (hip).

Spurs: Devin Vassell: out (knee), Keldon Johnson: everyday (hamstring).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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