Memphis Grizzlies vs Boston Celtics Preview and Predictions -01-22-2020
Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
When: Wednesday, January 22, 7:30 PM. ET.
The Boston Celtics will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
Grizzlies Trying To Bounce Back From Loss To Pelicans
The Grizzlies had their seven-game winning streak snapped by the New Orleans Pelicans in their last game, ending their longest streak of the season. They will be trying to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Celtics, which will give them their eighth win in their last nine games
Memphis has played well offensively, averaging 113.6 points per game. The team is shooting 47 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range. They finished with 116 points in their last game and will need another solid offensive performance if they want to beat the Celtics.
Dillon Brooks led the way for the Grizzlies with 31 points and nine rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 19 points and six rebounds, while Ja Morant added 16 points and nine assists for the Grizzlies.
Memphis has struggled defensively, holding opponents to 116 points per game. They gave up 126 points in their last game and will need to play significantly better if they want to beat the Celtics.
Celtics going For Fourth Win In Seven Games
The Celtics snapped their three-game losing streak with a blowout win over the Los Angeles Lakers in their last game. They will try to build on the win and pick up their fourth win in their last seven games when they face the Grizzlies on Wednesday.
Boston has done a good job offensively, averaging 112.3 points per game. The team is shooting 46 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range. They finished with 139 points in their last game and will need another solid offensive performance if they want to beat the Grizzlies.
Jayson Tatum led the way for the Spiders with 27 points and five rebounds. Kemba Walker finished with 20 points, four rebounds, and seven assists, while Jaylen Brown added 20 points, four rebounds, and six assists for the Celtics.
Boston is one of the best defensive teams in the league, giving up 105.7 points per game, which is fourth. They gave up 109 points in their last game and will need a better performance in order to pick up the win on Wednesday.