Memphis Grizzlies guard Jay Morant (right thigh soreness) has been ruled out for Wednesday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs. However, Danny Green (knee) is out.
Brandon Clark (hip) is also out indefinitely. At the halfway point of the 2022-23 season, Memphis is 27-13, tied with the Denver Nuggets for the best record in the Western Conference.
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Morant has missed seven games so far this season. In 33 starts, the fourth-year guard is averaging 27.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 1.1 steals per game. He also shot 46.4% from the floor and 31% from beyond the arc.
On October 21, in the Grizzlies’ 129-122 win over the Houston Rockets, the 23-year-old scored a career-high 49 points in 32 minutes of action. He shot 17 of 26 (65.4%) from the field and drained five 3s.
Grizzlies guard Jay Morant (right thigh soreness) will play against the Spurs on Wednesday.
Keita Bates-Diop (ankle) and Keldon Johnson (hamstring) are listed as questionable on the Spurs injury report. Dominic Barlow (two-way contract) has expired. Devin Vassell (knee) is also out indefinitely.
Memphis won the first two meetings of the season series. In the year On November 9, the Grizzlies beat San Antonio 124-122. Then they beat the Spurs 121-113 on Monday night. Tyus Jones led the Grizzlies with 24 points in the final faceoff game.
Now, San Antonio is coming off back-to-back losses. The team has lost seven of their last 10 games. Not to mention, the Spurs are winless in their last 9 games against Memphis.
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In addition, the Spurs are 0-6 in their previous six road games. And San Antonio is 1-4 in the last five meetings against the Grizzlies. San Antonio is 5-14 away, 11-27 as an underdog and 13-28 overall.
Meanwhile, the Grizzlies are on a seven-game winning streak. They are 8-2 in their last 10 contests. Memphis is 11-1 in its last 12 home games. To add to these betting trends, the team is 2-4 ATS in its last six games against Southwest Division opponents.
Memphis is 17-3 at home and 26-8 as a favorite this season. According to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, the Grizzlies have an 89% chance of beating San Antonio. Sportsbooks have not yet released betting lines for Tuesday night’s Western Conference contest.