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Spurs vs. Grizzlies – NBA Game Preview – January 9, 2023


San Antonio Spurs (13-27, 14th within the Western Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (26-13, second within the Western Conference)

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

: Grizzlies -11

BOTTOM LINE: Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies face the San Antonio Spurs. Morant is currently tenth within the league averaging 27.2 points per game.

The Grizzlies have gone 12-10 against Western Conference teams. Memphis is the Western Conference leader with 49.0 rebounds per game led by Steven Adams averaging 11.2.

The Spurs are 5-20 in conference games. San Antonio ranks third within the Western Conference with 26.9 assists per game led by Tre Jones averaging 6.4.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Grizzlies won the last matchup 124-122 in time beyond regulation on Nov. 10. Morant scored 32 points to assist lead the Grizzlies to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Morant is scoring 27.2 points per game and averaging 6.0 rebounds for the Grizzlies. Dillon Brooks is averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers during the last 10 games for Memphis.

Jakob Poeltl is averaging 11.9 points and 9.5 rebounds for the Spurs. Devin Vassell is averaging 1.9 made 3-pointers during the last 10 games for San Antonio.

LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 7-3, averaging 116.3 points, 48.8 rebounds, 26.0 assists, 9.6 steals and 6.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.0% from the sector. Their opponents have averaged 110.8 points per game.

Spurs: 3-7, averaging 117.1 points, 43.6 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 6.8 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 49.7% from the sector. Their opponents have averaged 123.8 points.

INJURIES: Grizzlies: Ja Morant: out (thigh), Danny Green: out (knee), Brandon Clarke: out (hip), Steven Adams: each day (illness).

Spurs: Devin Vassell: out (knee), Jakob Poeltl: each day (achilles), Keldon Johnson: each day (hamstring).


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

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