Game Preview: Warriors vs. Grizzlies - 10/28/21
After a 4-0 start to the season, the Warriors come home to host the Memphis Grizzlies and tipoff their longest homestand in franchise history.
RIDING THE MOMENTUM OF A 4-0 START
After a 4-0 start to the season, the Warriors come home for their longest homestand in franchise history. The first of eight straight games at Chase Center for the Dubs is set for this Thursday when the Warriors host the Grizzlies in a rematch of last season’s play-in finale, a matchup the Grizzlies won to secure a playoff berth and end the Dubs’ season.
Gather your family and friends and head to Chase Center to celebrate LGBTQ+ Night, presented by Accenture. Fans in game attendance can participate in the LGBTQ Night t-shirt giveaway, with a special event voucher required.
LAST TIME OUT
Though the Warriors fell behind by double digits in the opening frame, the team made a push in the second half to pick up a 106-98 win in Oklahoma City on Tuesday. » Full Game Recap
MATCHUP AT A GLANCE
|1st in West||7th in West|
|PTS: 115.3 (5th)||PTS: 116.5 (3rd)|
|REB: 48.0 (8th)||REB: 50.0 (5th)|
|AST: 28.3 (2nd)||AST: 26.5 (4th)|
PREVIOUS GAME STARTERS
GSW: Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green and Kevon Looney
MEM: Ja Morant, De’Anthony Melton, Desmond Bane, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Steven Adams
INJURY & ROSTER NOTES
GSW: Jeff Dowtin (two-way), Jonathan Kuminga (right knee patellar tendon strain), Klay Thompson (right Achilles tendon repair) and James Wiseman (right knee meniscus repair) are out. Team Notes
MEM: Dillon Brooks (left hand fracture) is out. Team Notes
FINAL PUSH IN THE FOURTH
The Warriors have started off the 2021-22 campaign with four straight victories, marking the sixth time in franchise history they have won their first four games of the season. Despite trailing at the half in each of the four contests, the Dubs have outscored their opponents in the final frame, earning a 4-0 season start. The last time the squad won four-consecutive games to open the season was during the 2015-16 campaign, when the Warriors established a new NBA record of 24-straight victories to start the season.
|PTS: Curry (29.0)||PTS: Morant (30.5)|
|REB: Curry (8.3)||REB: Adams (11.5)|
|AST: Green (6.8)||AST: Morant (8.5)|
MEMPHIS SCOUTING REPORT
The Memphis Grizzlies enter Thursday’s game on the back end of a back-to-back after falling to the Blazers in Portland on Wednesday. Memphis started the season with two straight wins but has since lost their last two, and Wednesday's game marked the first time this season that Ja Morant did not lead the team in scoring. The third-year NBA guard has blossomed into an all-around talent, leading the NBA in scoring (30.5 points per game) and his team in assists (8.5 apg, 6th in NBA) through the first two weeks of the season. Memphis center Steven Adams is also making an impact on the team, averaging a double-double while shooting 54 percent from the field.
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