Memphis Grizzlies: Forecasting the rest of December — can they continue to defy the odds?

Jaren Jackson, Jr., Memphis Grizzlies (Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports)
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Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyus Jones
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Dec. 29 vs Los Angeles Lakers

The Grizz bested the Lakers by 13 points in Memphis on Dec. 9. The Lakers had too many turnovers and were not meshing well together. Will LeBron James and company have it figured out by then? Everyone seems to be skeptical that the current form of the Purple & Gold is not built for a title run. Perhaps some new faces will be on the team by then? The Lakers will find a way to beat Memphis at home.

Dec. 31 vs San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs and the Grizz have always had competitive games over the years, despite their respective records. This will be the first meeting of the season between these two teams. Will Tyus Jones best his little brother’s team on New Year’s Eve? With seven players averaging double figures in scoring, they can catch teams off-guard on any given night. Memphis will take care of business in this game, though.


The Grizzlies will get six wins during this stretch of 11 games. I’m anticipating losses against the Kings, Blazers, Warriors, Suns, and Lakers. If this comes to fruition, the Grizzlies will enjoy a record of 21-16 by the time Jan. 1, 2022 rolls around.

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