Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #16 Preview: Memphis Grizzlies

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tied his career-high point total with 42 points after hitting a buzzer-beater to defeat the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, and now the Thunder is ready to wrap up their 4-game road trip in Memphis when they take on Ja Morant the Grizzlies.

After two straight losses on the road, the Grizzlies are 9-6 and looking to get back on track in front of their home crowd. The Thunder has made it a habit of playing teams close night in and night out, and the matchup of two of the best guards in the league in SGA and Ja Morant should make for an entertaining evening.

Game Details

Tip-Off: 7 PM CT

Location: FedExForum (Memphis, Tennessee)

Television: Bally Sports Oklahoma

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

Twitter: Follow @ZacharyLowNBA for live tweets and discussion during the game

Game NotesOklahoma City Thunder Official Game NotesMemphis Grizzlies Official Game Notes

Projected Starters

Thunder

  • PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • SG: Josh Giddey
  • SF: Aaron Wiggins
  • PF: Luguentz Dort
  • C: Aleksej Pokusevski

Grizzlies

  • PG: Ja Morant
  • SG: John Konchar
  • SF: Dillon Brooks
  • PF: Jaren Jackson
  • C: Steven Adams

Injury Report

Thunder

  • Darius Bazley is OUT (sprained right ankle).
  • Ousmane Dieng is OUT (G League — on assignment).
  • Chet Holmgren is OUT (right foot surgery).
  • Tre Mann is OUT (lower back soreness).
  • Eugene Omoruyi is OUT (G League — two-way).

Grizzlies

  • Desmond Bane is OUT (sprained right big toe).
  • Kennedy Chandler is OUT (G League — on assignment).
  • Danny Green is OUT (left knee surgery recovery).
  • Kenneth Lofton Jr. is OUT (G League — two-way).
  • Xavier Tillman is OUT (G League — on assignment).
  • Vince Williams Jr. is OUT (G League — two-way).
  • Ziaire Williams is OUT (right patellar tendinitis).

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 28-21 against the Grizzlies (17-8 at home, 11-13 on the road) in the regular season and 9-10 in the playoffs (6-5 at home, 3-5 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the season series against the Grizzlies 8 times and lost it 5 times.
  • The Thunder went 1-2 against the Grizzlies last season (0-1 at home, 1-1 on the road).

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