San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies
Monday, December 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM (FedEx Forum)
The San Antonio Spurs head to Memphis, TN on Monday for a game against the Grizzlies in a contest between two teams from the Southwest Division. In their last game, the Spurs were defeated by the Los Angeles Clippers by the score of 134-109. DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs in points, scoring 24 while shooting 9 of 14 from the field and 6 of 6 from the free throw line. Dejounte Murray led the Spurs in rebounds with a total of 5 on the night, including 1 coming offensively. Murray also led San Antonio in assists in the game with 6 while playing a total of 24 minutes against the Clippers.
San Antonio is now 11-17 on the season and are currently in 3rd place in the Southwest Division. DeMar DeRozan leads the Spurs in points per game with 20.7. DeRozan is also leading San Antonio in assists per game as he is averaging 4.7. Lamarcus Aldridge has been the Spurs most productive rebounder and has averaged 7.3 per game this season. The Spurs come into Monday’s game with a clean bill of health as they do not have anyone listed on their injury report.
The Memphis Grizzlies welcome the San Antonio Spurs to town on Monday looking to pull off another win at home and keep their positive momentum going. In their last game the Grizzlies defeated the Sacramento Kings by the score of 119-115. Jaren Jackson Jr. led the Grizzlies in points on the night as he recorded 18 while shooting 4 of 11 from the field and 8 of 10 from the free throw line. Jae Crowder led Memphis in rebounds as he recorded a total of 10, all coming defensively. Crowder also led the Grizzlies in assists on the night with 5 while playing a total of 31 minutes against the Kings.
With the win against the Kings, the Grizzlies are now 11-19 on the season which places them in 4th place in the Southwest Division. Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies in points per game with 18.2 and in assists per game with 6.6. Jonas Valanciunas leads Memphis in rebounds per game on the season with 9.9 per game. Memphis enters Monday’s game with 2 players on their injury report as Andre Iguodala and Jonas Valanciunas are listed as day to day.
The San Antonio Spurs have averaged 111.9 points per game this season while allowing 115.7 points per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have scored an average of 110.8 points per game while allowing 116.2 points per game on the year. In their last 5 games, the Spurs are 2-3 while the Grizzlies are 3-2. This will be the second meeting between these two teams this season as the Grizzlies won the first matchup by the score of 113-109 in a game played in San Antonio. I will be going with the Grizzlies to win this one as they are 2-1 against the Spurs in their last 3 meetings and are 6-11 at home this season while the Spurs are 3-9 when playing on the road. Grizzlies win 105-101.