The Memphis Grizzlies started their assignment to play the Utah Jazz three times over 6 days on Friday night and ended up just shy of winning after a blistering show in the second half. Outgoing Utah 64-51, the Grizzlies came within one possession to bring the game into overtime, but Dillon Brooks ’long range just went out with less the 3 seconds to play.
Friday’s win brought the Utah Jazz-winning streak up to 4 games as they have re-established themselves as the favorites to top the West. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies are holding concerts and have entered for the conference playoff competition in May.
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Utah Jazz – NBA Season 2020-21
Date & time: Saturday, March 27, 2021, 7:00 PM ET (Sunday, March 28, 6:30 AM IST)
Location: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
Preview Memphis Grizzlies
With low expectations ahead of the season, the Memphis Grizzlies have misjudged critics and currently have a .500 record. That is partly helped by the record they won on the road and by the success of the partnership of Ja Morant and Jonas Valanciunas as a pick and roll choice. Coming together for 46 points, 22 rebounds and 13 assists, the two led a Grizzlies second-half rally on Friday.
Over the last ten games, no player in the league has received more rebounds than Valanciunas, who catch 15 boards per night, and 10.7 of them are defensive. During that time, the Memphis Grizzlies have traditionally been solid with the 4th best defense rating and ranking in the top ten for challenging points off second chance possession.
Lead player – Ja Morant
While the accuracy of his field goal has fallen this season, Mitchell records a career-high offensive rating of 115 and is already giving up a winning streak of 4.7, just .7 off the high. his platform last year. He is the leading Utah Jazz player, bringing out the closest player with over 8 points per game and is a top spot for dimes, with 5.5 in each matchup.
Utah Jazz Prediction Line
Point Guard – Mike Conley Jr., Hunting guard – Donovan Mitchell, Power on – Bojan Bogdanovic, A little ahead – Royce O’Neale, Center – Rudy Gobert
Prediction Grizzlies vs Jazz Match
Fans will be excited to see this matchup again. With their Friday game going down to the wire, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the same thing again.
Two major matchups to keep an eye out for are Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert against Jonas Valanciunas, with the latter taking control of the boards on Friday. Ja Morant and Mitchell also fight in the back court.
With a home court advantage and a deeper talent roster than the Memphis Grizzlies, the Utah Jazz is expected to be on this edge again.
Where can you see the Grizzlies vs Jazz Matchup?
Those watching in America can catch the game on Fox Sports Southeast – Memphis and on AT&T Sportsnet. Another thing, it can be streamed live with an NBA League Pass.