NBA Playoff Match Preview: -- Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz

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NBA Playoffs -- Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz 

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NBA Playoff Match Preview: -- Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz


After a thrilling Game 2 where the Utah Jazz evened the series with a 141-129 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, they now head on the road to Tennessee. After a surprising loss in Game 1, the Jazz were back to their best on Wednesday night with seven players scoring 14 or more points.



NBA Playoff Match Preview: -- Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz


Memphis Grizzlies   

Although all of the Memphis Grizzlies starters scored in double digits on Wednesday, they were undone by some early foul trouble from Dillon Brooks and Jonas Valancuinas. Furthermore, for a team that averaged 46.5 boards per game during the regular season, the Grizzlies were well off the pace with just 33 rebounds on the night to the Utah Jazz's 42. Where the Memphis Grizzlies need improvements from is in their bench contribution. They have been considerably outscored in both matchups and have shot the ball poorly, making 6-20 attempts from the field on Wednesday night. The Memphis Grizzlies split their 36 home games during the regular season and ranked fourth in the league in rebounding (46.5 rpg).



NBA Playoff Match Preview: -- Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz


Utah Jazz

Finishing with the No.1 seed and the best record in the NBA brings with it a lot of pressure. Without their star point guard Donovan Mitchell in Game 1, the Utah Jazz looked out of sorts. They shot the ball at 42% from the field and at just 25% from downtown. Their defense showed signs of weakness, however, and will be something head coach Quin Snyder will be looking to address as they head on the road to Memphis. Top-seeded Utah lost Game One with Donovan Mitchell sidelined and rebounded on Wednesday with a 141-129 home victory. The Jazz connected on 19-for-39 from the three-point line and led by as many as 22 points.



For the Memphis Grizzlies to stopUtah Jazz, they will have to avoid getting into early foul trouble and rebound the ball more. If they can do that, the Memphis Grizzlies will fancy their chances of causing another upset with home-court advantage.


Mike's Tips: Memphis Grizzlies +5




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