San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies: Prediction, Key Players, Injuries

By George Middleton
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The San Antonio Spurs take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night at the AT&T Center.

The game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT and will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

Dec 30, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) and forward Tim Duncan (21) and Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) fight for the ball during the game at FedExForum. Memphis Grizzlies beat the San Antonio Spurs 95 – 87. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

This is the fourth and final matchup of the season between the two teams. The Grizzlies have won two of the three games. The most recent matchup came on December 30th when the Grizzlies won 95-87. Marco Belinelli and Cory Joseph scored 18 points apiece.

How will the Spurs fare against the Grizzlies? We take a look at recent history, injuries, and key factors to predict the outcome of the game!

Recent Games

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 28-8 at home and 46-26 overall. The Spurs are coming off a 94-76 win against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday. Boris Diaw led the Spurs with 19 points.

Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies are 23-14 on the road and 50-23 overall. The Grizzlies are coming off a 107-84 loss against the Golden State Warriors. Mike Conley and Jeff Green scored 16 points apiece for Memphis.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

No significant injuries.

Memphis Grizzlies

Tony Allen- Tony Allen is questionable with a hamstring injury.

Grizzlies Players to Watch

-Mike Conley- Mike Conley is one of the more talented guards in the league. He can defend at a high level, make plays for his teammates, and score the ball. He is averaging 16.1 points and 5.3 assists this season.

-Marc Gasol- Marc Gasol has emerged into one of the best centers in the NBA. He can do it all: pass, rebound, score, defend, you name it. He is averaging 17.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3.8 assists.

-Zach Randolph- Zach Randolph might be out of his prime, but he is still a double-double waiting to happen. He is averaging 16.3 points and 10.6 rebounds this season.

Prediction

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I think the Spurs will win this game, but the Grizzlies will make it interesting. The Grizzlies will look to avenge two embarrassing losses (Warriors & Cavaliers) they had this week. Expect the Spurs bench to be the difference in this one.

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