Golden State faces Memphis, looks to break home skid

Tue, Mar 19, 2024
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Golden State faces Memphis, looks to break home skid

Memphis Grizzlies (23-45, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (35-32, 10th in the Western Conference)

San Francisco; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Golden State aims to break its three-game home losing streak with a victory against Memphis.

The Warriors are 18-23 against Western Conference opponents. Golden State has a 4-10 record in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Grizzlies are 13-30 against Western Conference opponents. Memphis averages 14.4 turnovers per game and is 5-23 when turning the ball over less than opponents.

The Warriors average 14.8 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.5 more made shots on average than the 13.3 per game the Grizzlies give up. The Grizzlies' 43.8% shooting percentage from the field this season is 3.2 percentage points lower than the Warriors have allowed to their opponents (47.0%).

The teams meet for the third time this season. In the last matchup on Feb. 3 the Warriors won 121-101 led by 29 points from Jonathan Kuminga, while Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 27 points for the Grizzlies.

TOP PERFORMERS: Stephen Curry is averaging 27 points and 4.9 assists for the Warriors. Klay Thompson is averaging 3.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

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Jackson is averaging 22.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks for the Grizzlies. Gregory Jackson is averaging 14.9 points over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Warriors: 5-5, averaging 112.9 points, 46.3 rebounds, 28.4 assists, 7.3 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.6 points per game.

Grizzlies: 3-7, averaging 101.8 points, 44.1 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 8.3 steals and 7.1 blocks per game while shooting 42.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.8 points.

INJURIES: Warriors: None listed.

Grizzlies: Brandon Clarke: out (achilles), Vince Williams Jr.: out (knee), Scotty Pippen Jr.: out (shin), Ja Morant: out for season (shoulder), Marcus Smart: out (finger), Luke Kennard: out (personal), Derrick Rose: out (back), Ziaire Williams: out (hip), Yuta Watanabe: out (personal), Lamar Stevens: out (adductor).

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

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