On Wednesday, the Western Conference clash between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Memphis Grizzlies will take place.
Update the most recent injury repport for the Grizzlies vs the Clippers
Memphis won 104-100 on the road against Atlanta over the weekend.
In his return to the starting lineup, Ja Morant scored 27 points, and Desmond Bane added 25 for the Grizzlies. Jaren Jackson Jr., a big with the Memphis Grizzlies, described the win as “huge,” adding, “We haven’t really been getting it going on the road.”
With 62 points scored in the paint and 24 points scored on fast breaks, the Grizzlies shot 53.9% from the field.
While Atlanta outrebounded Memphis 48-39 and pulled down 14 offensive boards, the Grizzlies were unable to score off of them. The Hawks’ dismal performance from deep resulted in 7-for-31 shooting (22.6%).
Memphis (47-27 SU) won 123-119 against Atlanta (35-37-2 ATS) on Sunday; on Tuesday, they’ll play Orlando. The Grizzlies have won six straight games and are currently ranked second in the WC.
Damichael Cole of The Memphis Commercial Appeal quotes coach Taylor Jenkins as saying that Morant (thigh) will play on Wednesday against Orlando.
Morant is expected to return to form against the Magic in the second half of Memphis’ back-to-back after sitting out Tuesday’s game with a thigh ailment. The superb talent will likely take over for Tyus Jones at point guard.
- Keep checking the Grizzlies’ injury report later on tonight.
- Ja Morant (Thigh): Expected to be out until at least Mar 29
- Vince Williams Jr. (Shoulder): Expected to be out until at least Mar 29
- Ziaire Williams (Foot): Expected to be out until at least Apr 4
- Steven Adams (Knee):Expected to be out until at least Apr 15
- Brandon Clarke (Achilles): Out for the season
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Los Angeles (40-36 SU, 38-38 ATS) defeated Chicago (112-124) on Monday. With a 3-2 straight-up record in their previous five games, the Clippers would hold the fifth seed in the Western Conference if the playoffs began today.
The Clippers beat the Grizz 135-129 on March 5 in the only meeting between these two teams this year.
Los Angeles staged a comeback in the fourth quarter behind the leadership of George after Memphis scored 51 points. The Spurs rallied from a 10-point deficit thanks to a 17-point outburst that was led by George and Kawhi Leonard.
Kawhi Leonard could play against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.
The great forward scored 20 or more points for the 12th time in his last 13 games, even though Nicolas Batum, not Leonard, was his team’s leading scorer.
The last time Leonard was on the floor was when he took an elbow to the face, the only time he didn’t play during that span.
His performance against Chicago, in which he led the team in field goal percentage and tied for the most rebounds (seven), suggested that Leonard was unfazed by the event.
Next, let’s check out who the Clippers don’t have tonight due to injury.
- Marcus Morris (Covid-19): Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
- Paul George (Knee): Expected to be out until at least Apr 8
- Norman Powell (Shoulder): Game Time Decision
- Brandon Boston Jr. (Lower Body): Expected to be out until at least Mar 31