Memphis Grizzlies Game Tonight: Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Jerseys, Predictions, TV Channel for Oct. 29

Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) /

The Memphis Grizzlies (4-1) travel to Salt Lake City to face the Utah Jazz (4-2) for a quick, two-game series that will take place Oct. 29 and Oct. 31 at Vivint Arena.

The Grizzlies are like to be without the services of a handful of important pieces, making them more vulnerable in a tough road environment. Memphis has had a full day of rest since their last game, while the Jazz are playing on the second night of a back-to-back.

Let’s take a look at what to expect in this Saturday night matchup.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz injury report

For the Grizzlies

John Konchar – Questionable (left shoulder soreness)

Ja Morant – Doubtful (Non-COVID illness)

Ziaire Williams – Out (right patellar tendinitis)
Danny Green – Out (left knee surgery recovery)
Jaren Jackson Jr. – Out (right foot surgery recovery)

For the Jazz

Collin Sexton – Available (Left Oblique contusion)

Johnny Juzang – Out (G-League Two-Way)
Simone Frontecchio – Out (health and safety protocols)
Rudy Gay – Out (health and safety protocols)
Walker Kessler – Out (Illness)

The injury report will be finalized at 5 PM central time on Oct. 29.

What uniforms are the Grizzlies wearing on Oct. 29 vs the Jazz?

The Grizzlies are wearing their navy blue Icon Edition jerseys and the Jazz are expected to wear their white Association Edition jerseys for this game.

Memphis Grizzlies Starting Lineup vs Utah Jazz

Here’s the starting lineup you can expect to see Taylor Jenkins utilize for the Jazz game. It’s the same one he used against the Sacramento Kings in the team’s previous game:

PG: Ja Morant
SG: Desmond Bane
SF: Dillon Brooks
PF: Santi Aldama
C: Steven Adams

Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz Prediction for Oct. 29

The Utah Jazz, who everyone thought would be in a rebuild, actually look like one of the most disciplined teams in the NBA this season and are off to a hot start to the new NBA year.

Because the Jazz are coming off a tough game against the Nuggets last night and are likely going to be pretty worn down from trying to fend off Denver’s three-headed monster of Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr.

But, the Grizzlies are likely to be without Ja Morant, which makes this a b it more difficult for the team to steal one on the road in Utah. Will Jenkins call upon Kennedy Chandler to back up Tyus Jones if Morant is ruled out? Or, will he utilize Desmond Bane in point guard roll with the backups?

With so many injuries and playing against a tough team, expect Jenkins to come up with some intriguing lineup combinations in this game. Also, look for rookie Jake LaRavia to continue his excellent play after recording 13 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes of action in Sacramento earlier in the week.

Prediction: Memphis 114, Utah 109 

What channel is the Memphis Grizzlies game on?

The Grizzlies game is scheduled to begin at 8 PM CT. In the Memphis market, fans can watch the game on Bally Sports Southeast. For everyone else, you’ll have to tune in to NBA League Pass to catch this game.

Grizzlies Next Game and Schedule

The Memphis Grizzlies will return home for a game against Brooklyn before going back out on the road again. Here’s a look ahead at the next few games for the Grizzlies.

  • Oct. 31 at Utah Jazz
  • Nov. 2 at Portland Trail Blazers
  • Nov. 4 vs Charlotte Hornets

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It won’t take long for the Grizzlies to see the Jazz again, as the two teams are scheduled to face each other again on Halloween, Oct. 31.