Memphis faces San Antonio on 3-game road slide

Thu, Mar 21, 2024
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Memphis faces San Antonio on 3-game road slide

Memphis Grizzlies (23-47, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (15-54, 15th in the Western Conference)

San Antonio; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Memphis visits San Antonio looking to stop its three-game road skid.

The Spurs are 1-12 against Southwest Division teams. San Antonio has a 7-34 record against opponents over .500.

The Grizzlies are 7-7 against the rest of the division. Memphis is 4-2 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Spurs score 112.3 points per game, 0.5 fewer points than the 112.8 the Grizzlies give up. The Grizzlies average 13.4 made 3-pointers per game this season, 0.5 more makes per game than the Spurs give up.

The teams play for the third time this season. In the last meeting on Jan. 3 the Grizzlies won 106-98 led by 26 points from Ja Morant, while Victor Wembanyama scored 20 points for the Spurs.

TOP PERFORMERS: Wembanyama is shooting 46.4% and averaging 20.7 points for the Spurs. Keldon Johnson is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

Desmond Bane is averaging 23.9 points and 5.3 assists for the Grizzlies. Gregory Jackson is averaging 18.1 points over the last 10 games.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 4-6, averaging 114.3 points, 46.0 rebounds, 31.0 assists, 6.0 steals and 7.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.1 points per game.

Grizzlies: 3-7, averaging 105.2 points, 45.5 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 8.6 steals and 6.8 blocks per game while shooting 42.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.4 points.

INJURIES: Spurs: Zach Collins: day to day (concussion), Charles Bassey: out for season (knee).

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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