Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors Prediction: Will Ja Morant Return for Must-Win Game 5?

The Memphis Grizzles Grizzlies are down 3-1 against the Golden State Warriors. Wednesday night is a must-win game for them. Jason Radowitz breaks down the game.
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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors Prediction: Will Ja Morant Return for Must-Win Game 5?

The Memphis Grizzlies almost pushed the West Semifinals to two games apiece. Instead, the experience of Golden State showed and the Grizzlies shot themselves out of Game 4. Memphis now trail the Warriors, 3-1 in the series, but will be heading back home for Game 5. At home, the Grizzlies will likely have Ja Morant back. In a must-win game, Memphis will do whatever they can to get Morant back on the floor. Can Morant make a difference in Game 5? Here are our picks, predictions, and odds for Sunday’'s game between the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors.

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Grizzlies vs. Warriors Start Time and Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: May 11, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:30 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: TNT

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Grizzlies vs. Warriors Injury Report


Questionable: G Ja Morant (Knee) Out: C Santi Aldama (Knee), F Killian Tillie (Knee)


Out: F Andre Iguodala (Neck), G Gary Payton II (Elbow), C James Wiseman (Knee)  Want to place a bet on Grizzlies vs Warriors? Use this RISK FREE BET of up to $1,100 from Caesars

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors Prediction

The Golden State Warriors trailed the Ja Morant-less Grizzlies by seven heading into the fourth quarter.  That didn't phase a Warriors team that started the game slow from a shooting standpoint. The Warriors tallied 39 points in the fourth quarter and won 101-98. Neither team shot the ball very well in this game. Memphis shot 41.7% from the field in Game 4 while the Warriors shot just 40%. Golden State also hit just 24.3% of shots from downtown while the Grizzlies hit 25.7% of shots.

Claim this RISK FREE $1,000 Bet on Grizzlies vs Warriors from FanDuel But Memphis only got to the line 15 times and hit just nine of those shots. The Grizzlies also lost the rebounding battle by six and despite earning more turnovers, the Grizzlies couldn't get the win. The Grizzlies were the better team inside the paint, scoring 56 points to Golden State's 42. The Grizzlies even had a 12-point lead at one point in this game and choked it away. But when Memphis needed a quality shot, they never got it late. Jaren Jackson Jr. went 0-for-7 from deep and had one of the worst shots you'll ever see, defended by three players with plenty of time on the clock. He just heaved up a prayer and ended up shooting the Grizzlies out of the game.

Place a first time wager on Grizzlies vs Warriors of up to $1,100, and if the bet loses get your money BACK That's why experience matters. The Grizzlies are too young to understand these types of moments. Jackson tried to be the hero and ultimately hurt his team throughout the game, shooting 0-for-7 from downtown. At this point, even if Morant does play, how effective would he be for Memphis in the first place? I'm riding with Golden State, on the road. The Warriors got this in the bag. It's the experience that changes everything.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors Pick

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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