American Basketball League Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies Fantasy Tips – Match Details, Probable Line-up & More

The winner of the game will earn a place in the NBA playoffs for 2021, where they will meet the Utah Jazz in the first round. Meanwhile, the losing team's season will come to an end.

Umang Singh Author

Updated - 20 May 2021 8:28 pm

Match Details

Date: 22 May 2021

Time: 6:30 AM (IST)

Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA

Score Updates: SportsTiger App

Preview:

After ending at 8th position in the play-in tournament of the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors were awarded 2 opportunities to make it to the playoffs. The Warriors host the Grizzlies in a 'do-or-die' matchup after a tight 103-100 defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers in the play-in tournament. The winner of the game will be up against Utah Jazz in the first round of the playoff.

Analysis

Both teams rely heavily on their defence to win games. Over the regular season, the Warriors had the fifth-best defence, while the Grizzlies had the seventh-best defence.

Former defensive player of the year Draymond Green is a big reason why Golden State has a top 5 defensive ranking. However, it's evident that their effectiveness depends entirely on Stephen Curry's aggressive explosion and the opponent's inability to contain him. 

Memphis has seven members scoring double-digit points per game this season. Jonas Valanciunas, their starting centre, is at the front of the pack. The 6'1" tall Valanciunas in the centre has been scoring close to 17.1 points and 12.5 assists, both being his career highs. Memphis leads the league in points scored in the paint (55.8 per game), and he's a big reason for that.

Team 1:

Team 2:

Probable Starting 5:

Memphis Grizzlies:

Ja Morant, Dillon Brooks, Kyle Anderson, Jaren Jackson Jr, Jonas Valanciunas.

Golden State Warriors:

Stephen Curry, Kent Bazemore, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney.

Best 9

Point Guard: Stephen Curry, Ja Morant

Shooting Guard: Kelly Oubre, Kent Bazemore

Small Forward: Andrew Wiggins, Dillion Brooks

Power Forward: Draymond Green

Center: Jonas Valanciunas, James Wiseman

Disclaimer: The fantasy tips and facts expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. They do not reflect the views of SportsTiger. It is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn. SportsTiger does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.

 

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