The Memphis Grizzlies look unstoppable lately. Without particularly strong play from Ja Morant, they’ve been destroying any team in their path. It started with a bad Timberwolves team and has continued through winning teams in the 76ers, Heat, and Hawks.
Their next opponent isn’t in the winning category, but won’t be a pushover on Friday night. The Grizzlies will travel to New York City to face a threatening young Knicks team.
Once again the Grizz will be without Jaren Jackson Jr., Justise Winslow, and De’Anthony Melton. Brandon Clarke is currently listed as QUESTIONABLE. That said, the Grizzlies have created this winning streak with a beat-up team, so why should they stop here?
Can the Memphis Grizzlies extend their streak to five games? Our contributors weigh in.
Jack Williams (Site Expert): If you believe in momentum, you have to take the Grizzlies in this game. Even without a handful of key contributors, they’ve been playing lights out. The Knicks, on the other hand, have been ice cold. In typical Grizzlies fashion, I think this will be a close game until the very end, where Dillon Brooks steps up to close out a vulnerable New York team. It won’t be pretty, but they’ll get the job done.
Final Score: Memphis Grizzlies 117, New York Knicks 104
Taylor Goebel: The Grizzlies will look to extend their winning streak to 5 games and also look to extend their road winning streak to 4 games. The Grizzlies have been playing solid team basketball, and have had different players rise to the occasion during the current winning streak they are on. Memphis is currently 6th in the league in assists per game led by nine other than Ja Morant. If the Grizzlies can continue to play team basketball and share the ball like they have been this season then they should take home the win Friday night.
Final Score: Memphis Grizzlies 115, New York Knicks 107
Thomas Welch: The Memphis Grizzlies have been on fire recently, with four solid wins in a row. It’s truly been a team effort as we’ve seen a lot of players getting involved and having a positive impact. I expect Ja will continue to do his thing and get people scoring opportunities, and if everyone else continues to share the ball and stay in sync, the winning will continue.
Final Score: Memphis Grizzlies 118, New York Knicks 108
Brandon Martinez: The Grizzlies have been on a roll recently, winning four straight. The Knicks have not been shooting well at all, but have played fairly good defense. I expect the Grizzlies to get yet another win on the road, this time in Madison Square Garden. Expect a big game from Ja Morant and another double-double from Jonas Valanciunas.
Final Score: Memphis Grizzlies 124, New York Knicks 107