Expect a high-scoring game when the Memphis Grizzlies (4-2, 2-2 Away) travel to face the Utah Jazz (5-2, 3-0 Home) on Monday. The teams face off in their second consecutive game against each other. Utah squeaked by Memphis 124-123 at Vivint Arena on Saturday, their third win in a row at home.
Desmond Bane topped all players in scoring with 32 points in the losing effort. Kelly Olynyk had 23 points and three blocks for the Jazz. The Grizzlies are second in the Western Conference, zero games behind the Portland Trail Blazers. The Jazz are fourth in the Western Conference, one game behind the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Jazz’s victory on Saturday was the teams’ only prior meeting this season. Ja Morant is averaging 32.6 points per game, third-highest in the league, to lead the Grizzlies in scoring this season. Morant also has dished 6.8 assists per game. Meanwhile, Steven Adams is grabbing 10.2 rebounds.
Lauri Markkanen (21.4 ppg) has powered the Jazz on offense. Jarred Vanderbilt is averaging 9.0 rebounds per game, and Mike Conley is recording 7.3 assists. The Grizzlies and the Jazz rank as two of the highest-scoring teams in the league, first and third in points per game, respectively.
Memphis is scoring 120.3 per game, while Utah is averaging 117.0.The Jazz have had success in recent meetings between the teams at Vivint Arena, winning seven of the last 10. Utah is looking to remain undefeated at home this season.
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