San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Tip-off: Monday, April 1, 2013 – 8:00 PM ET
FedExForum, Memphis, TN
The Memphis Grizzlies and their YouWager fans would love for their team to set a record for the longest home victory streak in franchise history. All the Grizz need to do is beat the San Antonio Spurs tonight – the Western Conference’s best team.
The Grizzlies (49-24) have the league’s fifth-best home record at 29-8, limiting opponents to a NBA-low average of 87.5 points.
Memphis hasn’t lost at home in nearly two months, winning their last 11 home games as they fight for home-court advantage in the first round of the West playoffs. The Grizzlies are a half-game behind the Denver Nuggets for the conference’s No. 3 seed.
Memphis kept their home dominance going with Friday’s 103-94 victory against the Houston Rockets, following it up a day later with a 99-86 win versus the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Grizzlies held the high-scoring Houston to 42.0 percent overall and limited the Wolves to 33.3 percent after halftime while outscoring them 54-36.
Memphis was in control and tonight they might need more of that versus San Antonio (55-18), who lead the conference by 1 1/2 games on Oklahoma City and are fourth in the league at 104.0 points per game.
The Grizzlies have dropped six of seven meetings. The lone win in that stretch came at home Jan. 11, when Memphis won 101-98 after Tony Parker’s 3-pointer at the buzzer forced overtime. Parker, who had 30 points in that defeat and 30 in a victory versus the Grizz in December, had 17 and 11 assists in a 103-82 home win on Jan. 16.
San Antonio shot 57.9 percent in that victory and online sports betting experts consider that was the most efficient performance versus the Grizzlies this basketball season.