Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies Prediction: Can the Warriors Close Out the Series in Game 6?

Friday night, the Golden State Warriors host the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals. The Warriors lead the series 3-2. Handicapper Jason Radowitz previews the game and gives us his best bet.
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Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies Prediction: Can the Warriors Close Out the Series in Game 6?

The Memphis Grizzlies announced that Ja Morant would be out for the rest of the playoffs. So what did the Grizzlies do, at home, against the Warriors? They defeated the Warriors, 134-95, at home, to push the West Semifinals series to 3-2, with the Warriors still leading.

With Golden State heading back home, needing just one more win, does Memphis have a shot to return home for Game 7? Here are our picks, predictions, and odds for Friday's game between the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors.

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Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 6 Start Time and Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: May 13, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:00 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: ESPN

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Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 6 Injury Report

Grizzlies:

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

Warriors

Out: F Andre Iguodala (Neck), G Gary Payton II (Elbow), C James Wiseman (Knee)

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Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies Game 6 Prediction

The Golden State Warriors shot 45% from the field but still ended up losing to the Memphis Grizzlies, 134-95 in Game 5. However, the Warriors will now take their 3-2 West semifinals lead, home, looking for just one more win.

The Warriors were down by 27 at halftime in Game 5 and couldn't recover from that deficit. The Grizzlies earned 18 offensive rebounds, had 37 assists, earned 22 turnovers on the defensive end, and only turned the ball over 10 times. When the Grizzlies earned their turnovers, they rarely scored off those turnovers, however, scoring just 10 points off 22 turnovers. That's something that will need to be addressed if you're the Grizzlies.

Anyway, Memphis dominated in the paint and got to the line 17 more times than the Warriors. Memphis simply outplayed the Warriors with effort. Rebounding is effort. Being aggressive is effort.

Memphis only shot 47.5% from the field and only nailed four more threes than Golden State in that Game 5. However, Memphis continued to work on the glass and also assisted on so many baskets. The cohesion was there for Memphis, even without Ja Morant on the floor.

It's been an exciting run for Memphis. A lot of the NBA world was counting them out coming into this game, like myself. However, the Grizzlies got heavy contributions from Jaren Jackson Jr., Tyus Jones, and Desmond Bane, who all had 21 points each.

Memphis has been a fun story all year. But with Golden State headed back, the Warriors will play with more heart and energy. They'll win more chances on the glass and limit turnovers, unlike Wednesday night.

Give me the Warriors at home.

Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies 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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