Morant and the Grizzlies take on the Kings
Mon, Jan 23, 2023
NBA News (AP)
Memphis Grizzlies (31-15, second in the Western Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (26-19, third in the Western Conference)
Sacramento, California; Monday, 10:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Kings -1.5; over/under is 244
BOTTOM LINE: Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies take on the Sacramento Kings. Morant ranks 10th in the NBA scoring 27.2 points per game.
The Kings are 14-9 against Western Conference opponents. Sacramento ranks fourth in the Western Conference with 27.0 assists per game led by Domantas Sabonis averaging 7.3.
The Grizzlies are 15-12 in Western Conference play. Memphis has a 12-8 record against teams over .500.
The teams square off for the fourth time this season. The Grizzlies won the last meeting 118-108 on Jan. 2, with Morant scoring 35 points in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Sabonis is averaging 18.8 points, 12.6 rebounds and 7.3 assists for the Kings. De'Aaron Fox is averaging 25.7 points and 3.6 rebounds while shooting 50.6% over the past 10 games for Sacramento.
Dillon Brooks averages 2.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Grizzlies, scoring 16.0 points while shooting 32.8% from beyond the arc. Morant is shooting 47.3% and averaging 22.6 points over the past 10 games for Memphis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Kings: 7-3, averaging 127.1 points, 42.2 rebounds, 27.5 assists, 5.4 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 51.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.3 points per game.
Grizzlies: 8-2, averaging 124.5 points, 50.7 rebounds, 26.0 assists, 8.9 steals and 6.5 blocks per game while shooting 48.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.8 points.
INJURIES: Kings: None listed.
Grizzlies: Danny Green: out (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.