News on January 23 , the NBA regular season is in full swing, and the Grizzlies and the Suns will once again usher in a fierce battle . Let’s see which side is more powerful!
Expected starting lineups for both sides
Grizzlies: Morant, Bane, Dillon, Jalen Jackson Jr., Adams
Suns: Duane Washington, Bridges, Craig, Saric, Ayton
This season, the Suns are currently ranked 10th in the Western Conference with a record of 23 wins and 24 losses. In the previous duel with the Pacers, the Suns successfully defeated their opponents and achieved 2 consecutive victories. In the past 8 games, the Suns have achieved a record of 4 wins and 4 losses. In addition, the Sun’s defensive ability is also very good, the team conceded 112 points per game and tied for 8th in the league . The Suns averaged 114.8 points per game in the regular season last season, the third -highest among teams in the Western Conference; they conceded 107.3 points per game, the third-lowest in the Western Conference . The Suns averaged 111.6 points per game this season, only more than the Clippers among Western Conference teams. The Suns’ regular starting lineup this season currently has four players absent, and a total of seven players are currently in the injury report, and the team’s strength has been greatly reduced.
The Grizzlies achieved a record of 56 wins and 26 losses in the regular season last season, advanced to the playoffs as the second place in the Western Conference, and lost to the Warriors 2-4 in the second round of the Western Conference. This season, the Grizzlies are 29 wins and 13 losses, temporarily ranking second in the Western Conference , 0.5 wins behind the Nuggets . The Grizzlies averaged 115.6 points per game, only less than the Timberwolves among Western Conference teams, and their offensive ability is skilled. The Grizzlies have a winning rate of more than 80% at home this season , and only 50% in away games. The team is playing away in this game, and the team’s state is not stable enough. While the Grizzlies’ scoring increased this season, the average conceded points per game was controlled at around 111.8 points, the fourth lowest in the Western Conference . The Grizzlies lost to the Lakers in the away game, and the team’s previous 11 -game winning streak was terminated . This undoubtedly affected the morale of the players.
Based on the strength of both sides and the recent game record and data, the Grizzlies will have a relatively good chance of winning. The current lineup of the Suns is still in an unstable state, while the Grizzlies are even better with their excellent defensive capabilities.