Memphis faces Washington on 5-game home skid

Mon, Mar 11, 2024
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Memphis faces Washington on 5-game home skid

Washington Wizards (11-53, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (22-43, 13th in the Western Conference)

Memphis, Tennessee; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Memphis plays Washington looking to break its five-game home skid.

The Grizzlies are 7-25 in home games. Memphis is 11-29 against opponents with a winning record.

The Wizards are 7-27 on the road. Washington allows the most points in the Eastern Conference, giving up 123.9 points while allowing opponents to shoot 49.9%.

The Grizzlies' 13.3 made 3-pointers per game this season are just 0.9 more made shots on average than the 12.4 per game the Wizards give up. The Wizards average 12.3 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.0 fewer made shot on average than the 13.3 per game the Grizzlies give up.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Wizards won 113-106 in the last matchup on Oct. 28.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 22.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks for the Grizzlies. Gregory Jackson is averaging 12.9 points over the past 10 games.

Deni Avdija is scoring 13.8 points per game and averaging 6.9 rebounds for the Wizards. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 25.9 points and 7.8 rebounds over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 3-7, averaging 99.3 points, 42.7 rebounds, 22.0 assists, 8.3 steals and 6.5 blocks per game while shooting 42.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.5 points per game.

Wizards: 2-8, averaging 112.5 points, 42.0 rebounds, 28.9 assists, 6.9 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 124.2 points.

INJURIES: Grizzlies: Desmond Bane: out (ankle), Brandon Clarke: out (achilles), Vince Williams Jr.: day to day (left patellar tendon soreness), Scotty Pippen Jr.: out (back), Ja Morant: out for season (shoulder), Marcus Smart: out (finger), GG Jackson II: day to day (knee), Jordan Goodwin: day to day (achilles), Derrick Rose: out (back), Luke Kennard: day to day (knee), Ziaire Williams: out (hip), John Konchar: day to day (ankle), Yuta Watanabe: day to day (wrist).

Wizards: Isaiah Livers: out for season (hip), Richaun Holmes: day to day (left big toe sprain), Marvin Bagley III: out (back).

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

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