Washington Wizards at Memphis Grizzlies
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM (FedEx Forum )
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The Washington Wizards head to Memphis on Saturday for a game against the Grizzlies in a matchup of teams from the Eastern and Western Conferences. In their last game, the Wizards were defeated by the Charlotte Hornets by the score of 114-107. Davis Bertans scored a team high 32 points while going 11 of 18 from the field and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. Rui Hachimura led Washington in rebounds with 12 and recorded 4 offensively. Bradley Beal led the Wizards in assists in the game against the Hornets with 9 while playing a total of 37 minutes in the game.
With the loss against the Hornets, the Wizards are now 7-16 on the season and are in 4th place in the Southeast Division. Bradley Beal leads the Wizards in points per game and is averaging 27.4 per game. Beal is also the assists leader for the Wizards on the season and is averaging 7 assists per game. Center Thomas Bryant is the leader in rebounds for the Wizards and is averaging 8.5 per game. The Wizards enter Saturday’s game with 3 players listed on their injury report as C.J. Miles and Isaiah Thomas are listed as out while Isaac Bonga is listed as day to day.
The Memphis Grizzlies welcome the Washington Wizards to town on Saturday but first must face the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday. In their last game the Grizzlies defeated the Phoenix Suns by the score of 115-108. Dillon Brooks led the Grizzlies in points on the night as he recorded 27 while shooting 10 of 18 from the field and 6 of 6 from the free throw line. Jonas Valanciunas led Memphis in rebounds as he recorded a total of 9, with 1 coming offensively. Ja Morant led the Grizzlies in assists on the night with 6 while playing a total of 33 minutes against the Suns.
With the win against the Suns, the Grizzlies are now 8-16 on the season which places them in 4th place in the Southwest Division. Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies in points per game with 18.7 and in assists per game with 6.4. Jonas Valanciunas leads Memphis in rebounds per game on the season with 9.8 per game. Memphis enters Friday’s game with 4 players on their injury report as Kyle Anderson, Brandon Clarke and Andrew Iguodala are listed as out while Grayson Allen is listed as day to day. Along with the injuries, the Grizzlies will be without Josh Jackson as he is currently serving a suspension.
The Wizards have averaged 117.7 points per game this season while allowing 122.1 points per game this season. As of Friday afternoon, the Grizzlies have scored 109 points per game while allowing 116 points per game. In their last 5 games Washington is 1-4 and has lost 3 games in a row. As of Friday afternoon, the Grizzlies are 2-3 in their last 5 games but have won 2 games in a row. I am going to go with the Wizards in this one as they will be playing after having the day off on Friday while the Grizzlies face a tough task against the Milwaukee Bucks. I will also be going with the Wizards due to the fact that that their offense has been so much better than the Grizzlies this season. Washington wins 120-115.