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Memphis Grizzlies vs San Antonio Spurs
The Memphis Grizzlies will travel to Texas to battle the San Antonio Spurs in the 1st game of the their Western Conference series at the tough AT&T Center, a venue where the Spurs only lost once this season to the Warriors. This Fantasy Basketball NBA Playoffs preview is brought you by Fanpicks.com. Come PLAY in our Daily Fantasy Basketball contests at FanPicks and get a free chance to win $1 Million dollars!
San Antonio pretty much swept the season series and it will be very tough to think they can’t sweep this playoff series as well. On top of that, they held the Grizzlies to 87 pts or less in 3 of those 4 games. On Paper, this is the most loopsided series and the Spurs are extremely high favorites to win all games, the largest favorite in the opening.
The Spurs come into this matchup however having lost 3 of their last 5 games. This is the last concern of their head coach Gregg Popvich who’s simply a bit more worried about the health of his team. Most of their losses this end of season were due to resting players. What’s tremendous about this Spurs team is their form at home. They tied the NBA record for home wins going 40-1 this campaign. Their defense is a lot to blame for their success as they rank 1st in in pts allowed.
There’s a lot to admire about this Grizzlies team but unfortunately, not much to hope for. They start the series going against the best team at home and have battled with injuries of their top players such as Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, Mario Chalmers and Zach Randolph. They luckily snuck in the playoffs and in fact, by only winning one of their last 11 games. Zach Randolph is the real catalyst of their team and cannot do it himself. Their offense has held them back lately as they rank in the bottom 6 in both scoring and assists per game.
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Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies
Steve Kerr’s Golden State Warriors are still on pursuit of making history as they visit the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday night, trying to seize this once in a lifetime chance to set the record of 73 wins in a season. This NBA Fantasy preview is brought you by FanPicks.com. Come PLAY in our Daily Fantasy Basketball contests at FanPicks and get a free chance to win $1 Million dollars!i
The Grizzlies just put an end to a 6 game losing streak earlier this week. Unfortunately for them, they went right back to their losing ways last night in their road loss to the Dallas Mavericks, 103-93. They were led by Tony Allen who finished on a 25 pts, 7 boards and 3 steals performance. Big man Zach Randolph added 13 pts with 6 rebounds shooting only 6 of 20 from the field however. Matt Barnes and Jordan Farmer both finished with 11 pts apiece. The Grizzlies should really be careful as they may lose their 5th place in the Western Conference to the Portland Trail Blazers. Even if this game is a tough one, they have to win the last 2 to secure their position. This should be a high scoring game with the Warriors as double digit favorites.
The Warriors continue their quest for 73 wins, despite going 2-2 in their last four match-ups, and spent Thursday night handling the visiting San Antonio Spurs, 112-101. Having lost only two games at Oracle Arena all season, the team was led in scoring by Stephen Curry, who had 27 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists, going 11 of 19 from the field and 3 of 7 from three-point range. Harrison Barnes recorded 21 points and 8 boards, shooting 3 of 7 from beyond the arc, while Draymond Green finished the night with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists, forcing 4 turnovers along the way. Green has started in all but one game for Golden State this season, 13.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 7.5 assists. The Warriors will see out their season as the number one rated offense in the NBA, dropping an average of 115.2 points on opponents. If the team is going to break the Bulls’ 1995-96 wins record, they will have to get past the Spurs in San Antonio on Sunday night, who are undefeated at home.
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Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves – 01/23/16 Preview
The red hot Memphis Grizzlies (25-19) travel Saturday night to Minnesota to taking on the struggling Timberwolves (13-31). The Grizzlies are the odd favorites to win (line: -3). Play the most exciting daily fantasy basketball contest, including the newest Point Spread and $10K Grand Action contests only at Fanpicks the premiere daily fantasy sports site.
The Grizzlies are on a 4 game winning streaming and won 6 of their last 7. They passed Mavs and command the 2nd place in the Southwest Division, 12.5 games behind leaders San Antonio Spurs. The Grizzlies just defeated the Nuggets in Denver 102-101 this Thursday night with Marc Gasol leading the charge with a 27 pts and 6 assists performance. Mike Conley added 20 pts and Zach Randolph with 13 pts as they sit in 5th place in the Western Conference. The Grizzlies defense is constantly improving and ranks 7th in the league allowing only 98.6 pts per game.
Minnesota is still struggling and their latest defeat came in OT Wednesday night at the mercy of the Dallas Mavericks. Karl-Anthony Towns led the Timberwolves with 27 pts and 17 rebounds, going 12 of 19 from the field. Towns averages 15.9 pts and 9.7 rebounds this season. Andrew Wiggins finished with a solid 23 pts and 7 rebounds while Shabazz Muhammad came off and netted 14 pts. The Wolves are now back in 14th place just ahead of the Lakers. One of their main difficulties are their inability to connect from long range. They have the third worst percentage in the league for 3 pts shooting. They have a tough week ahead of them facing the Cavalierss before hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.
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Detroit Pistons vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Author: Aldo Panessidi
The Detroit Pistons (21-17) will be hosted by the Memphis Grizzlies (21-19) on Thursday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $25K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball
The Pistons had a three-game winning streak halted at home by the formidable San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night, 109-99, to fall to 13-6 at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope put up 25 points on 9 of 14 shooting for Detroit, while Andre Drummond had 17 points and 10 rebounds to add to his league-leading 587 boards on the season. Reggie Jackson had his own double-double off of 10 points and 11 rebounds in the loss. Despite falling to one of the top teams in the West, the Pistons have established themselves as a legitimate Playoff contender as the midway point of the 2015-16 campaign draws near. Now sitting at seventh place in the East, the team faces more stiff West competition on Saturday night when they host the Golden State Warriors.
Memphis, sixth place in the Western Conference, were dropped by 107-91 by the visiting Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies in scoring with 20 points, while Tony Allen put up 17 points while going 6-for-12 from the paint. The team has found a relative amount of success this season despite possessing a pedestrian offense that sees them record an average of 95.9 points per game, third-worst in the NBA. Mike Conley, the second-leading producer for Memphis with 15.1 points per contest through 36 games played, has missed four straight match-ups with a sore left Achilles. Conley is expected to suit up for Wednesday’s game, the fourth of six at home for Memphis.
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THE BEST DEFENSE IS THE BEST OFFENSE FOR THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
The Memphis Grizzlies have emerged has the best defensive team in the west over the past four seasons. They gave up 93 PPG to their opponents in that period of time. Despite that, they had more difficulty scoring themselves, putting up 95.8 PPG. The defensive approach the team took during the last 4 years allowed them to hold a winning percentage of over .600 during each season.
The Southwest division team has a 5 year playoff streak going. Last year, they ended up 5th in the western conference with a record of 55 wins and 27 losses. They took out the Portland Trail Blazers in five games during the first round, but lost to the eventual NBA champions Golden State Warriors in the second.
As good as they are defensively, the Grizzlies needed an offensive shot maker during the offseason. They’ve acquired veteran Matt Barnes to somewhat fill that role. Another important case that needed to be resolved this offseason for Memphis was the re-signing of their all-star player, Marc Gasol.
Memphis Grizzlies PG
At 28 years-old, Conley is the youngest player in the starting five. He’s also the most offensively gifted player in the team. He’s able to create space for teammates Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol to score the bucket. He finished last season with 15.8 PPG and 5.4 AST/Games.
Memphis Grizzlies SG
Lee proved to be the best shooter in the team with an effective field goal percentage of 51.8%. He also shot just over 40% in three pointers. His versatility makes him a trusted player into Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger’s eyes.
Memphis Grizzlies SF
Green scored 13.1 PPG last year and had 47.8% field goal efficiency. His fantasy value will likely go down with the arrival of Matt Barnes to the squad and the possibility of them sharing playing time. He’s still 29 year-old compared to the 35 of Barnes.
Barnes will be playing with the Grizzlies, the team that drafted him 13 years ago, for the first time. During those 13 years, he built quite a resume playing for 8 different teams including the two Los Angeles franchises. Last year, he started in 74 games for the Clippers. It’s the first time he started more than 70 games in a season. He had 10.1 PPG and an effective field goal of 55.3%.
Memphis Grizzlies PF
Randolph garnered success playing the pick-and-roll with Mike Conley. He gathered 16.1 PPG while having a team best 10.5 rebounds per game last year. The 34 years-old only seems to get better with age.
Memphis Grizzlies C
Gasol is one of the best defenders in the league. So leading the team with 17.4 PPG seems kind of odd. It’s because he represent the Grizzlies vision, playing hard close to the net. The younger of the Gasol brothers is also good at setting up teammates. He came in second in the team with 3.8 assists per game. Gasol should be a top fantasy pick center going into the 2015/16 season.