The Golden State Warriors are coming off probably the most embarrassing loss in the last decade as the Grizzlies defeated them by 39 points in Game 5. Anyway, the Warriors will have a chance to close out the series when they host the Grizzlies in Game 6 of the series in the Chase Center in San Francisco, CA, on May 13.
- Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies
- NBA – Western Conference Playoffs, Round 2, Game 6
- Date – 13/5/2022
- Starting time – 10 PM ET
- Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
Golden State Warriors Stats & Form
The huge loss in Game 5 was really unexpected but the Golden State Warriors are too good of a team to let that hold them back from finishing the series in Game 6 and advancing to the Western Conference Finals.
According to the odds, the Warriors are the favorites to win the championship this year and that will be much deserved if they continue to play on the level they showed in this playoffs.
Steph Curry missed the last month of the regular season with a leg injury and now is back at 100% to lead his team to another Larry O’Brian trophy. He is averaging 25.5 points and shooting just under 40% from the three-point line.
The Warriors are the eighth-best team in the league shooting 36.4% from the three-point line and are ranked third in the league allowing 105.5 points per game.
Golden State Warriors News
Andre Iguodala, James Wiseman and Gary Payton II will not play for Golden State in Game 6.
Memphis Grizzlies Stats & Form
The Memphis Grizzlies are one of the best stories in the league this season and no matter how the season ends for them they can be satisfied and excited for the future.
Many would say that they are good just because Ja Morant is an incredible young talent, but the Grizzlies have shown this season that they are a serious contender even when Morant doesn’t play.
They did exactly that in Game 5 going for a 134-95 win to send the series back to the Bay Area.
Jaren Jackson Jr. and Desmond Bane have taken the responsibility to lead the team with Morant being out and they are doing a great job in that role.
Jackson Jr. is averaging 16.3 points and 5.8 rebounds for the season while Bane is at 18.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.
The Grizzlies are ranked second in the league scoring 115.6 points per game and 12th allowing 109.9 points per game.
Memphis Grizzlies News
Ja Morant will not play in this game as he is ruled out for the season after the injury suffered in Game 4 against the Warriors.
Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies Head-to-Head Stats
The Memphis Grizzlies have won 6 of the last 10 games against the Warriors. During the 2021-22 regular season, Memphis won 2 of 3 games against the Warriors.
Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies Betting Odds
The Golden State Warriors are favorites to win Game 6 with the odds set at -543, while the Memphis Grizzlies are at 300.
The total point margin is set at 220.5 with both ways at -110.
The Memphis Grizzlies is a team that deserves all the respect this season. They are the second-youngest team in the league with an average age of just over 24 and they managed to prove that they are already here for big things. The Grizzlies finished second in the Western Conference and played very maturely in the playoffs but then lost their best player Ja Morant who went down with an injury in Game 4. Not many gave them any chances in the series against the Warriors but they almost won Game 4 on the road and demolished the Warriors in Game 5 winning by a 39-point differential. Anyway, no matter how good of a story the Grizzlies are, the Warriors are an experienced team that will be able to put the final loss in the past and show up ready to close out the series in Game 6 at home. That will be exactly what will happen on Friday as the Warriors will go to a blowout lead advancing to the Western Conference Finals.
Expert betting tip: Golden State Warriors -7.5 (-139 by 22bet)