Memphis Grizzlies versus Houston Rockets NBA Basketball Real Money Fantasy Picks 11-25-2015
The Houston Rockets will host the Memphis Grizzlies tonight in a western conference showdown. It will be their second meeting of the season. The Grizzlies took the first one 96-84, less than a week ago. Fantasy basketball GM’s can tune to NBATV on Wednesday November 25th at 8:00PM Eastern Time to track the results of their DFS roster picks.
The Memphis Grizzlies are currently sitting 5th in the west with an record of 8-7. They’ve won 5 out of their last 6 contest. Surprisingly enough, they hold a point differential of minus-4. Their 110-96 win, last night, over the Dallas Mavericks tied their biggest spread of the season. David Joerger’s team is once again solid defensively, giving up 99 PPG to the opponents.
After winning interim head coach J.B. Bickestaff’s first game, the Houston Rockets went back down with two straight losses. They are currently in 12th position in the west with a 5-9 record. One bright spot for the Rockets is the return in the lineup of center Dwight Howard and point guard Patrick Beverley. Howard rested out the last home game against the New York Knicks, while Beverley was hurt for the past five games.
Houston Rockets G:
Harden is leading the Rockets in points (27.9 PPG), assists (6.4 APG) and steals (2 SPG). He is a one man show once again in Houston. He takes care of every offensive task, and he does it with force. His shooting dropped a bit this year with 38% FG, compared to last year’s 44%.
Returning from a 5 game absence, Beverley will likely start this one on the bench as precautionary measures. Jason Terry took over as the regular during Beverley’s injury. Both of them will share playing time tonight, with former starter Ty Lawson getting some minutes as well.
Houston Rockets C:
After missing out most of last season, Howard got back to his rebounding skill this year. He has 13.6 rebounds per game, the most in the team. His average in points is low though. He scored 13.8 PPG this year.
Memphis Grizzlies G
Conley scored a team-high 21 points Wednesday against the Mavs. He leads the team in assists with 6.5 APG. He’s also a close second, behind center Marc Gasol, in the Grizzlies points lead with 15.3 PPG. The point guard is a reliable option tonight.
Memphis Grizzlies F
Green had a strong game Wednesday night against Dallas, scoring 19 points. He has been getting the better of Tony Allen at the small forward position this year.
With Zach Randolph’s day-to-day injury, Barnes is going to get the nod to start again for Memphis. The veteran scored 14 three-pointers last night, and he’ll likely score more of those tonight.
NBA Basketball Fantasy League Pick’s
PG: Mike Conley (Memphis)
SG: James Harden (Houston)
SF: Jeff Green (Memphis)
PF: Matt Barnes(Memphis)
C: Dwight Howard(Houston)