The last time the Golden State Warriors (8-3) faced off against the Memphis Grizzlies (6-5) a week and a half ago, the Warriors were blown out despite having everyone healthy.
Tonight, they will be down three key players – Stephen Curry, Toney Douglas, and Jermaine O’Neal –when they take on the Grizzlies again. Curry was diagnosed with a mild concussion after Marvin Williams landed on his head while diving for a loose ball on Monday. Meanwhile, O’Neal (hip, knee) and Douglas (knee) are still nursing injuries.
The Warriors’ four-game win streak is on the line tonight, while the Grizzlies have won three straight.
Last Time Out
The Warriors are coming off a home-and-home sweep of the Jazz, with two decisive victories against the NBA’s worst team. Curry led the way with 22 points and four 3-pointers, so the Warriors will need someone else to step up tonight.
Memphis is riding high after defeating the Clippers 106-102 on Monday night. Zach Randolph scored 26 points as the Grizzlies eked out a road win against an archival.
Tale of the Tape
- Points per game: 104.3 (T-8th)
- Field goal percentage: 48.5%(2nd)
- 3-point percentage: 46.0% (1st)
- Points allowed per game: 96.3 (5th)
- Rebounds per game: 43.5 (T-13th)
- Points per game: 95.4 (22nd)
- Field goal percentage: 46.8% (7th)
- 3-point percentage: 32.1% (T-26th)
- Points allowed per game: 97.2 (T-6th)
- Rebounds per game: 41.9 (T-19th)
Missing Key Players
Both teams will be missing key players, with the Warriors without Curry and the Grizzlies missing Tony Allen, who was suspended one game for kicking Chris Paul in the face on Monday night. Allen, one of the best defenders in the league, would have been guarding Klay Thompson, the Warriors’ leading scorer.
- PG Andre Iguodala
- SG Klay Thompson
- SF Harrison Barnes
- PF David Lee
- C Andrew Bogut
- PG Mike Conley
- SG Mike Miller
- SF Tayshaun Prince
- PF Zach Randolph
- C Marc Gasol
Tip-off: 7:30 PM (PST)
Location: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
Tags: Golden State Warriors