through 3 quarters
Down by one at the end of the last quarter, the Golden State Warriors have now taken the lead. It’s still tight after three quarters, with Golden State leading 87-85 over the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Dubs were led by point guard Stephen Curry, who so far has shot 6 for 9 from beyond the arc and recorded 34 points. Chef Curry’s night made it three straight games with at least 30 points. One thing to watch out for is the deplorable situation of Kevon Looney, who currently has four.
Memphis relied on point guard Ja Morant, who has 16 points and six assists, and forward Jaren Jackson Jr., who has 18 points and four rebounds.
Memphis @ Golden State
Current records: Memphis 19-13; Golden State 25-6
What there is to know
After two home games, the Memphis Grizzlies will be on the road. After a few days off for both teams, they and the Golden State Warriors will meet again at 10 p.m. ET on December 23 at the Chase Center. Golden State is still expected to rise high after a win, while the Grizzlies will look to regain a foothold.
It looks like Memphis must have been on the Santa Claus Villains list since the team didn’t get the win they were supposed to get on Monday. They fell just short of the Oklahoma City Thunder by a score of 102-99. Memphis’ loss came despite a quality game from little forward Desmond Bane, who shot 5 on 9 from downtown and finished with 25 points and seven rebounds. Bane struggled to find his place against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, so it was a step in the right direction.
Meanwhile, the stars were shining for Golden State in a 113-98 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday. Golden State took their victory off the backs of several key players, and it was power forward Draymond Green who led them with a triple-double with 16 points, 11 boards and dimes. It’s Green’s first triple-double of the season. Green’s points were the most he had had all year.
Memphis is expected to lose this next by 5.5. However, those who like to bet on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 7-0 ATS when they should lose.
The Grizzlies are now 19-13 while the Warriors are 25-6. Golden State is 18-6 after wins this season and Memphis is 7-5 after losses.
How to watch
- When: Thursday at 10 p.m. ET
- Or: Chase Center – San Francisco, CA
- TV: Bally Sports South East Memphis
- Online broadcast: fuboTV (Try free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- To follow: CBS Sports app
- Cost of the ticket: $ 112.00
The Warriors are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Grizzlies, according to the latest NBA odds.
The punters had a good idea of the line for this one, as the game opened with the Warriors as the 6.5-point favorite.
Over / Under: -110
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History of the series
Golden State has won 14 of its last 23 games against Memphis.
- October 28, 2021 – Memphis 104 vs. Golden State 101
- May 21, 2021 – Memphis 117 vs. Golden State 112
- May 16, 2021 – Golden State 113 v Memphis 101
- March 20, 2021 – Memphis 111 vs. Golden State 103
- March 19, 2021 – Golden State 116 v Memphis 103
- January 12, 2020 – Memphis 122 v Golden State 102
- December 09, 2019 – Memphis 110 v Golden State 102
- November 19, 2019 – Golden State 114 v Memphis 95
- April 10, 2019 – Memphis 132 v Golden State 117
- March 27, 2019 – Golden State 118 vs. Memphis 103
- December 17, 2018 – Golden State 110 v Memphis 93
- November 05, 2018 – Golden State 117 v Memphis 101
- December 30, 2017 – Golden State 141 v Memphis 128
- December 20, 2017 – Golden State 97 v Memphis 84
- October 21, 2017 – Memphis 111 vs. Golden State 101
- March 26, 2017 – Golden State 106 v Memphis 94
- February 10, 2017 – Golden State 122 v Memphis 107
- January 06, 2017 – Memphis 128 vs. Golden State 119
- December 10, 2016 – Memphis 110 v Golden State 89
- April 13, 2016 – Golden State 125 v Memphis 104
- April 09, 2016 – Golden State 100 vs. Memphis 99
- November 11, 2015 – Golden State 100 vs. Memphis 84
- November 02, 2015 – Golden State 119 v Memphis 69
Golden State injury report
- Andre Iguodala: Out (knee)
- Jordan Poole: absent (Covid-19)
- Andrew Wiggins: absent (Covid-19)
- Damion Lee: absent (Covid-19)
- Klay Thompson: absent (Achille)
- James Wiseman: out (knee)
Injury report for Memphis
- Brandon Clarke: Out (knee)
- Sam Merrill: outside (ankle)
- Santi Aldama: Out (Calf)
- Ziaire Williams: absent (ankle)
- Jarrett Culver: Released (Covid-19)