Memphis Grizzlies guard Jay Morant is listed as questionable for Tuesday night’s game against the Sacramento Kings. Desmond Bane (finger), Danny Green (knee) and Zaire Williams (knee) are out for Memphis.
On Friday, Morant suffered a Grade 1 sprain in his left ankle in the Grizzlies’ 121-110 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The star has yet to be signed with Sacramento.
At several NBA betting sites, the Grizzlies have the 11th-best odds to win the championship in 2023. Some sportsbooks show the best odds for the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets in the West.
Status Report, 11/22 vs SAC:
Morant – LT ankle spray
Bane – RT big toe crack
Green – LT knee surgery recovery
Lofton Jr. – G League two-way transfer
Tillman Sr. – G League classification
Z. Williams – RT Patellar Tendinitis
V. Williams Jr. – G League two-way transfer
— Grizzlies PR (@GrizzliesPR) November 21, 2022
In 14 starts this season, the fourth-year guard is averaging 28.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 7.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game. The guard posted three double-doubles. He is also shooting 46.5% from the floor and 39.1% from beyond the arc.
The Grizzlies are also coming off a 127-115 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. Dillon Brooks led Memphis with 31 points. However, Memphis was without Morant, Bane and Jaren Jackson Jr. in the fourth quarter.
Grizzlies guard Jay Morant is listed as questionable for Tuesday night’s home game against the Kings.
However, the Grizzlies trailed by just three points after the third quarter. It was a contest early, but the Nets went on an 18-5 run. Yuta Watanabe made four 3-pointers to give Brooklyn a 114-98 lead.
“I thought it was about the first three quarters,” Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said after the loss.
Of course, the Kings are playing some of the best basketball in the NBA right now. They won six games for the first time since the 2004-05 season.
Jah was helped off the court after suffering an ankle injury. pic.twitter.com/ExZoWSxqJB
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 19, 2022
On Sacramento’s six-game winning streak, the team is averaging 131.5 points per game. The Kings are averaging more points (121.4) than any team since the 1983-84 Denver Nuggets.
As for the Grizzlies, they have lost three of their last four games.
Additionally, the Kings ranked fifth in points differential (+3.9), behind the Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks.
Following Sacramento’s 137-129 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night, the team improved to 9-6, the Kings’ best 15 game since the 2014-15 season.
The Kings play the Grizzlies at FedExForum on Tuesday at 8 p.m. According to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, Sacramento has a 50.8% chance of winning. This match can be watched live on Boli Sports Southeast.