Warriors Regain Series Lead Following Historic Night
The Golden State Warriors were hitting everything in their Game 3 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. They were able to smoke Memphis to a final of 142-112, a competition that quickly blew open in the second quarter.
The biggest storyline of the night though was when the Grizzlies saw their star point guard Ja Morant go down with a knee injury in the middle of the game.
Grizzlies are Better With Morant
It isn’t too hard to figure out by the Grizzlies are a far better team with Morant healthy than when he is sitting on the sidelines. Morant was the reason they were able to grab a win in this series at all, following a 47-point outburst that left Golden State with no answers.
In Game 3, he left the matchup with a team-high 34 points, three rebounds, seven assists, and three steals. Every other starter on Memphis saw a double-digit negative number when it came to their plus/minus, except for Morant.
He fell to -6 on the day given his high-powered scoring and efficiency. Memphis will desperately hope for his return to the court in Game 4. If you betonline, note that all current reports indicate that he will be out for Game 4.
Warriors Are an Explosive Offense
Golden State has one of the best offenses in the league when they get going. Steph Curry did his usual thing, scoring 30 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor.
Klay Thompson added 21, Andrew Wiggins had 17, Jonathan Kuminga had 18 and Jordan Poole dropped 27. As a team, Golden State shot 63.1 percent from the field and 53.1 percent from behind the arc.
They also knocked down 90.5 percent of their attempted free throws to wrap it all up. This Warriors roster is a tough team with leaders that have already won NBA Championships. You don’t get to see a scarier opponent than that.
Grizzlies vs Warriors Head-to-Head
Memphis barely clings to their season lead over the Warriors by winning four out of their seven total matchups on the yea – a lot of these numbers can get thrown out the window if Morant is out.
Grizzlies vs Warriors Game Information
- Game: Grizzlies (56-26) vs Warriors (53-29)
- Location: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
- Day/Time: Monday, May 9, 10:00 p.m. ET
- Grizzlies vs Warriors Live stream: NBA Game Pass
Grizzlies vs Warriors Betting Lines
Grizzlies vs Warriors Prediction
Much of this upcoming game depends upon the health of Ja Morant. The Warriors are currently favored by 10 points in the sportsbook.
Given how Morant has been hit with a doubtful tag for this matchup, The Warriors could easily cover the spread and pick up yet another dominant playoff victory in this spot.
There is still that slim hope that Morant can get going, but at this point, bettors can’t bank on that. With a healthy Morant, the Grizzlies probably cover the spread but with him out of the lineup, the Warriors have to be the play here.