Houston plays Memphis, aims for 7th straight home win
Tue, Nov 21, 2023
NBA News (AP)
Memphis Grizzlies (3-10, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (6-6, eighth in the Western Conference)
Houston; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Houston hosts Memphis looking to extend its six-game home winning streak.
The Rockets are 1-1 against the rest of their division. Houston is 2-1 in one-possession games.
The Grizzlies are 1-2 in division games. Memphis is 2-3 in games decided by at least 10 points.
The Rockets are shooting 46.9% from the field this season, 0.2 percentage points higher than the 46.7% the Grizzlies allow to opponents. The Grizzlies average 14.1 made 3-pointers per game this season, 2.4 more made shots on average than the 11.7 per game the Rockets give up.
TOP PERFORMERS: Alperen Sengun is averaging 19.3 points, nine rebounds and 6.7 assists for the Rockets. Jalen Green is averaging 18.4 points over the past 10 games for Houston.
Xavier Tillman is averaging 12.7 points, nine rebounds and two steals for the Grizzlies. Desmond Bane is averaging 26.4 points over the last 10 games for Memphis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rockets: 6-4, averaging 111.1 points, 44.5 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 6.8 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.2 points per game.
Grizzlies: 3-7, averaging 109.9 points, 41.9 rebounds, 25.0 assists, 7.9 steals and 6.0 blocks per game while shooting 42.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.3 points.
INJURIES: Rockets: Victor Oladipo: out (knee), Tari Eason: out (leg), Amen Thompson: out (ankle).
Grizzlies: Jake LaRavia: day to day (eye), Xavier Tillman Sr.: out (knee), Marcus Smart: out (ankle), Brandon Clarke: out (achilles), Steven Adams: out for season (knee), Luke Kennard: out (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar."