Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors – 5/15/15 NBA Playoff Fantasy Sports, Basketball Picks, Odds & Predictions
Game 6 from the Western conference semifinal round of the NBA playoffs is necessary so the Memphis Grizzlies will be hosting the Golden St Warriors. This game will be played in Memphis on Friday night May 15th and NBA fantasy mock draft managers can following the scoring from their rosters at 9:30PM Eastern Time on TNT TV.
After dropping Game 2 and 3 the Golden St Warriors were down 2-1 in this best of seven series and staring at adversity for the first time this season. Golden St was held to just 90 and 89 points in those losses and was looking for answers as their shots were not falling. The defense intensified for the Warriors as the team wins Game 4 and 5 by allowing Memphis just 84 and 78 points in each of the contests. With the wins they are now within one win away from a trip to the Western Conference finals to play the winner of the Clippers and Rockets series. Golden St was not scoring to regular season numbers but their defense contained the two big men from Memphis in Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol from shooting at extremely high shooting percentages.
We have yet to see the best from Golden St from an offensive perspective. They have yet to show that monster performance where shots fall from the sky like we saw in the opening round against New Orleans. Mike Conley has a few games under his belt in this series after missing in Game 1 with fractures to his face. Tony Allen was hit with the injury bug as a sore hamstring prevented the Memphis guard from playing in Game 5 and is status for Game 6 is in question.
Golden St Warriors Point Guard: Stephen Curry has a playoff average of nearly 28 points and 6 ½ assists per game. He has struggled to his those numbers in this series with the Memphis Grizzlies eclipsing them just once in Game 4 with 33 points in a must win situation. He did not get to the free throw line in Game 5 as he finished with 15 points.
Golden St Warriors Shooting Guard: Klay Thompson is second on the club with a 21 point per game average in the post season. He produced 21 of the Warriors 98 points in Game 5 as he hit 3 of 4 from the three point line. Thompson over his past three games has converted 9 of 16 shots from the three point line.
Golden St Warriors Power Forward: David Lee has seen his minutes decline 8 minutes per game during the playoffs. He did see action in Game 5 and in 17 minutes has six points and grabbed 7 rebounds.
Golden St Warriors Small Forward: Draymond Green has seen six minutes more per game average in the post season than the regular season. He is averaging 13 points per game along with nearly 10 rebounds.
Golden St Warriors Center: Andrew Bogut has averaged just five points per game in the playoffs but has grabbed nine boards per contest. He will be challenged getting shots in this series with the presence of Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol in the paint.
Memphis Grizzlies Point Guard: Mike Conley doesn’t get much volume of shots off for the Grizzlies. He is averaging 12 shots per game in this series as he tries to feed Randolph and Gasol in the paint.
Memphis Grizzlies Shooting Guard: Courtney Lee has produced for Memphis in the playoffs with a 56% shooting percentage and 13 points per game average which is three points greater than his regular season average.
Memphis Grizzlies Power Forward: Zach Randolph is second on the team in scoring at 16 points per game in the post season. In this series against the Warriors he is shooting 53% from the floor but has struggled with getting enough volume of shots to get his scoring up the past two games by averaging 12.5 points per game.
Memphis Grizzlies Small Forward: With Tony Allen ailing with an injury its Jeff Green is seeing increased minutes. Still he is averaging just 9 points per game in the playoffs which is six points less than his point average during the regular season.
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PG: Stephen Curry (Warriors)
SG: Klay Thompson (Warriors)
PF: Zach Randolph (Grizzlies)
SF: Draymond Green (Warriors)
C: Marc Gasol (Grizzlies)