Preview: Memphis At Sacramento

When: 10:30 PM  ET, Monday, March 27, 2017
Where: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California
Matchup Edge
MEM Edge in: SAC
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The Memphis Grizzlies will try to salvage the finale of their four-game road trip when they visit the Sacramento Kings on Monday. The Grizzlies are averaging 88.7 points in dropping the first three contests on the trek, including a 106-94 setback at Golden State on Sunday that was their eighth loss in 12 games.

The swoon has left Memphis 1 1/2 games behind sixth-place Oklahoma City in the Western Conference, although it ends the season with six of its final eight games at home - beginning with a visit from Indiana on Wednesday. Memphis gets to end its trip against a team riding an emotional high following a remarkable comeback. The Kings were down 18 points with five minutes left against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday before storming back to claim a 98-97 road victory that showed there still is plenty of fight in the rebuilding squad. "We didn't lose hope," guard Darren Collison - who scored 19 points - told reporters. "I've been on a lot of winning teams, and the chemistry is not as good as on this team. People don't know how hard it is to be in our shoes and come to work every single day. To be together still, and still have fun, says a lot about this team."


TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, FSN Southeast (Memphis), CSN California (Sacramento)

ABOUT THE GRIZZLIES (40-33): Center Marc Gasol sat out the loss to Golden State with a left foot strain and his status for the second half of the back-to-back set is uncertain. Point guard Mike Conley picked up much of the slack with 29 points and Zach Randolph stepped into the starting lineup in place of Gasol and produced 15. Gasol led the way with 28 points and nine rebounds when these teams last met Jan. 20 in Memphis, which resulted in the Grizzlies' 19th win in the last 22 encounters.

ABOUT THE KINGS (28-45): Willie Cauley-Stein had 14 rebounds to go along with the game-winning shot in the closing seconds against the Clippers and Buddy Hield made all three of his 3-pointers in the final three-plus minutes to fuel the rally. "I just stayed confident, found a good rhythm and made a few," Hield - who is averaging 19.3 points in the last three games - told reporters. "It was fun seeing Willie's shot go down and getting the win." The dramatic victory snapped a four-game slide for the Kings, who are 1-7 in their last eight at home.

BUZZER BEATERS

1. Conley is averaging 21.4 points on the road, compared to 18.6 at home.

2. Kings PG Ty Lawson (knee) missed Sunday's win and is day-to-day.

3. Randolph has missed all seven of his 3-point tries on the road trip.

PREDICTION: Grizzlies 101, Kings 100

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Memphis 40-33 L3 21-14 19-19 2-3 38-30 7-6 27-19
Sacramento 28-45 W1 14-22 14-23 1-5 27-40 6-7 17-26

Last Meeting

Memphis Sacramento
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
1/20/17 SAC 91 MEM 107 107 58 45.8 91 35 40.8

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
MEM M. Gasol 28 47.4 7
SAC D. Cousins 19 45.5 7
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
MEM T. Allen 10 5 5
SAC D. Cousins 10 1 9
Assists Player  
MEM M. Conley 8
SAC T. Lawson 5
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
MEM M. Gasol 1433 45.6 277
SAC D. Collison 891 47.9 144
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
MEM Z. Randolph 562 167 395
SAC K. Koufos 415 123 292
Assists Player  
MEM M. Conley 406
SAC T. Lawson 307

Quickchart Matchup

Memphis  Off vs  Sacramento Def
100.9 Points For
106.5 Points Against
43.4 FG%
46.3 FG%
42.9 Reb
42.8 Reb
Sacramento Off vs  Memphis Def
102.8 Points For
100.3 Points Against
45.9 FG%
44.3 FG%
42.8 Reb
42.1 Reb

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Memphis Overall Sacramento
40-33 W/L 28-45
37-36-0 ATS 36-34-3
34-37-2 O/U 31-42-0
100.9 Pts For 102.8
100.3 Pts Against 106.5
Memphis A/H Sacramento
19-19 W/L 14-22
19-19-0 ATS 17-17-2
22-15-1 O/U 16-20-0
102.3 Pts For 105.0
103.2 Pts Against 107.1