Warriors Eye Clincher
When news broke that Ja Morant, the star point guard for the Memphis Grizzlies, was ruled out for Game 4 with a knee injury, it didn’t look good for them. Most who betonline assumed the Grizzlies would get blown out.
This team went on to put up a great fight but ultimately lost to the Golden State Warriors 101-98 on the road. That win gave the Warriors a commanding 3-1 lead in the series, an advantage that few teams in NBA history have been able to overcome.
With Morant now likely out for the playoffs, it will take an awful lot just for the Grizzlies to force a Game 6. Can they stay alive in Game 5 at home on Wednesday night?
Warriors Overcome Horrible Shooting Night
Just a few days after the Golden State Warriors dropped 140 points in Game 3, they were suffocated in Game 4. As a team, they shot 40.0 percent from the field and a miserable 24.3 percent from behind the arc.
Still, Golden State was able to withstand some strong Memphis scoring streaks and come away with the huge victory.
You have to imagine that a team with this many talented shooters like Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole will be able to bounce back strongly in Game 5. Memphis missed a big opportunity by dropping Game 4.
Grizzlies: Must Win
The Memphis Grizzlies were unable to capitalize on Golden State’s poor shooting in Game 4. The Grizzlies shot just 41.7 percent from the field, 25.7 percent from behind the arc and 60.0 percent from the charity stripe. Even though the Warriors shot an equally bad percentage, Memphis couldn’t close the game out in the end.
Morant may try to lug himself onto the floor for this potential series-ending finish. However, he’s already doubtful and some reports suggest he’s out for the playoffs. He’s a stretch to play here.
Warriors vs Grizzlies Head-to-Head
The Warriors are 4-4 against the Grizzlies, including the postseason.
Warriors vs Grizzlies Game Information
- Game: Warriors (53-29) vs Grizzlies (56-26)
- Location: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
- Day/Time: Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. ET
- Warriors vs Grizzlies Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Warriors vs Grizzlies Betting Lines
Warriors vs Grizzlies Prediction
The Warriors are the obvious favorites in the sportsbook and can close out the series for a number of reasons. The veteran experience has shown throughout this series with guys like Curry and Draymond Green being difference makers in the clutch.
They also have that commanding 3-1 lead. The majority of the time a group goes up 3-1, they do everything in their power to put the opponent away in that next game.
Memphis will fight valiantly in this one but without its leader, the Grizzlies are likely cooked. Take the Warriors with your NBA picks in this one.