This Sunday afternoon, the Memphis Grizzlies (51-30) will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (39-42), looking to win their second consecutive game.
Recent NBA games saw the Grizzlies beat Milwaukee 137-114 and the Thunder beat Utah 114-98. Over last 10 games, Memphis has a 7-3 record versus Oklahoma City.
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The Thunder ended a three-game losing streak by defeating the Jazz in their most recent game. They’ll try to keep the momentum going by defeating the Grizzlies for their second straight victory.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 22 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists against the Jazz. Aaron Wiggins added 15 points, four rebounds, and three assists to Josh Giddey’s 17 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Rest), Luguentz Dort (Rest), Josh Giddey (Rest), and Jalen Williams (Rest) will not play in this game. Aleksej Pokusevski (Knee) has been designated as questionable.
Gilgeous-Alexander will sit out Sunday’s regular-season finale to rest, along with a few other rotation players.
With the Thunder already assured of the 10th seed, Gilgeous-Alexander will have a few extra days off before facing the Western Conference’s No. 9 seed on Wednesday.
Tre Mann, Aaron Wiggins, Lindy Waters, and Andrew Jaggins could all see increased playing time on Sunday.
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To avenge their loss in New Orleans, the Grizzlies defeated the Bucks in their most recent game. They will try to maintain their momentum by defeating the Thunder, which would be their second win in a row and fourth in their last six games.
Ja Morant (right hand soreness) is questionable to play against the Thunder on Sunday.
Morant has averaged 22.6 points, 7.6 assists, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.0 steals in 5 appearances since returning to the starting lineup.
Tyus Jones (foot), Dillon Brooks (groin), Desmond Bane (knee), Jarryd Jackson (elbow), and Santi Aldama (elbow) are also questionable for the game.
If the Grizzlies are shorthanded on Sunday, Jacob Gilyard, Luke Kennard, John Konchar, and David Roddy could all see significant playing time.