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Morant and the Grizzlies take on conference foe San Antonio

January 26, 2022 GMT

Memphis Grizzlies (32-17, third in the Western Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (18-30, 12th in the Western Conference)

San Antonio; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Spurs -3; over/under is 227.5

BOTTOM LINE: Dejounte Murray and the San Antonio Spurs host Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Spurs are 2-5 in division play. San Antonio ranks fifth in the league with 46.2 rebounds led by Jakob Poeltl averaging 9.1.

The Grizzlies are 24-11 against Western Conference opponents. Memphis is 4-2 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The teams play for the second time this season. In the last meeting on Jan. 1 the Grizzlies won 118-105 led by 30 points from Morant, while Bryn Forbes scored 15 points for the Spurs.

TOP PERFORMERS: Murray is averaging 19.3 points, 8.4 rebounds, nine assists and two steals for the Spurs. Keldon Johnson is averaging 2.5 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for San Antonio.

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Morant is scoring 25.3 points per game and averaging 6.0 rebounds for the Grizzlies. Desmond Bane is averaging 3.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Memphis.

LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 3-7, averaging 111.9 points, 46.9 rebounds, 26.5 assists, 6.8 steals and 6.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.1 points per game.

Grizzlies: 7-3, averaging 113.1 points, 50.3 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 10.1 steals and 7.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.7 points.

INJURIES: Spurs: Keita Bates-Diop: out (health and safety protocols).

Grizzlies: Kyle Anderson: out (health protocols), Brandon Clarke: day to day (back), Tyus Jones: out (health and safety protocols), Desmond Bane: day to day (health protocols), Dillon Brooks: out (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.