Warriors at Grizzlies - 5/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (72-16) at Memphis Grizzlies (60-29)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +4 -- Over/Under: 196 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies play game three of their playoff series Saturday.
The Golden State Warriors could regain home court with a victory here. Stephen Curry is averaging 29.3 points and seven assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 21.8 points and 3.3 rebounds. Draymond Green is grabbing 11.3 rebounds and Harrison Barnes is dishing two assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 45.3 percent from the field and 37.1 percent from deep in these playoffs. The Warriors are coming off a game two performance in which they really struggled against the Grizzlies defense. The Warriors have won eight straight games when topping 100 points. However, eight of the Warriors last nine losses have come on the road.
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The Memphis Grizzlies look to remain undefeated in the playoffs on their home court. Marc Gasol is averaging 19.7 points and 8.7 rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 17.5 points and 3.5 assists. Zach Randolph is grabbing 8.3 rebounds and Courtney Lee is dishing 1.4 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 44.1 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from deep during these playoffs. The Grizzlies forced 21 turnovers in their game two victory and watched Conley score 22 points in 27 minutes. The Grizz played their best game in quite some time. The Grizzlies have won five straight games on their home court.
Still not sure why the Grizzlies aren't getting any respect in this series. With Conley somewhat healthy, Memphis can play with Golden State, especially with its lockdown defense. The Grizz are tough to beat on their home court and with the way they clampped down on GSW reminded me of last year's series against the Clippers. The Warriors struggle against physical teams. Memphis should win this one outright.