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NBA : ATS Matchup
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MEMPHIS (38 - 18) at MIAMI (41 - 14)
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MEMPHIS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games38-18+0.332-2223-3293.347.744.0%51.889.545.444.1%47.3
Road Games15-10+3.615-1011-1393.747.944.5%51.192.345.945.0%46.8
Last 5 Games5-0+43-21-489.444.844.0%54.682.241.041.3%46.4
MEMPHIS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)93.347.736-8244.0%5-1434.3%16-2178.2%521321209145
vs opponents surrendering98.549.537-8345.0%7-2035.9%17-2375.4%511122208145
Team Stats (Road Games)93.747.936-8144.5%4-1332.9%17-2277.5%511322209135
Stats Against (All Games)89.545.434-7744.1%6-1835.8%15-2074.0%471020208156
vs opponents averaging98.549.537-8245.3%7-2036.0%17-2275.2%511122208145
Stats Against (Road Games)92.345.935-7845.0%7-1839.2%15-2075.3%471022208146

MIAMI - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games41-14+2.329-2629-26103.952.149.7%46.696.749.544.4%48.4
Home Games25-3+7.115-1317-11108.654.251.3%
Last 5 Games5-0+43-23-2110.652.253.0%44.896.246.047.0%44.0
MIAMI Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)103.952.139-7949.7%8-2139.1%17-2376.2%47823209135
vs opponents surrendering9849.337-8245.1%7-2035.9%17-2275.2%511122208145
Team Stats (Home Games)108.654.240-7951.3%9-2141.4%19-2578.6%46823199125
Stats Against (All Games)96.749.536-8144.4%8-2236.2%17-2277.6%481120208153
vs opponents averaging97.849.237-8244.9%7-2035.8%17-2275.1%511122208145
Stats Against (Home Games)98.050.637-8145.1%8-2335.3%17-2277.0%471119217153
Average power rating of opponents played: MEMPHIS 96.3,  MIAMI 95.2
MEMPHIS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
1/23/2013LA LAKERS106-93W-3.5W188O47-9649.0%571231-7342.5%4415
1/27/2013NEW ORLEANS83-91L-7.5L177.5U32-8836.4%551533-7742.9%5415
1/28/2013@ PHILADELPHIA103-100W0W177.5O40-7354.8%441745-8354.2%349
1/31/2013@ OKLAHOMA CITY89-106L9.5L190O34-9834.7%521340-7255.6%5216
2/6/2013@ ATLANTA92-103L-2L182.5O38-8445.2%42838-7451.4%5113
2/8/2013GOLDEN STATE99-93W-3.5W190.5O36-7846.2%521336-7548.0%3815
2/19/2013@ DETROIT105-91W-3W186.5O45-8056.2%541638-8246.3%3716
2/20/2013@ TORONTO88-82W-1W186.5U29-8036.2%601026-7136.6%5014
2/24/2013@ BROOKLYN76-72W-3W181U32-7145.1%421129-7737.7%5514
3/1/2013@ MIAMI              
3/3/2013@ ORLANDO              
3/8/2013@ CLEVELAND              
3/9/2013NEW ORLEANS              
3/12/2013@ PORTLAND              
3/13/2013@ LA CLIPPERS              
3/15/2013@ DENVER              
3/16/2013@ UTAH              

MIAMI - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
1/27/2013@ BOSTON98-100L-5L188O39-9640.6%622036-8840.9%5614
1/30/2013@ BROOKLYN105-85W-2W191.5U43-8351.8%491331-6944.9%4119
2/1/2013@ INDIANA89-102L-2L184.5O33-7047.1%341139-7055.7%4712
2/3/2013@ TORONTO100-85W-5W194.5U40-7553.3%431228-7537.3%5215
2/8/2013LA CLIPPERS111-89W-3.5W193O36-6852.9%441334-7744.2%4418
2/10/2013LA LAKERS107-97W-9W203.5O44-8055.0%411135-7050.0%3714
2/14/2013@ OKLAHOMA CITY110-100W5.5W204.5O41-8846.6%511432-7343.8%4316
2/20/2013@ ATLANTA103-90W-5.5W196.5U37-7847.4%391136-7250.0%4919
2/21/2013@ CHICAGO86-67W-3W185.5U37-7350.7%431728-7537.3%4726
2/23/2013@ PHILADELPHIA114-90W-8.5W185O45-7758.4%41635-7844.9%3812
3/3/2013@ NEW YORK              
3/4/2013@ MINNESOTA              
3/13/2013@ PHILADELPHIA              
3/15/2013@ MILWAUKEE              
3/17/2013@ TORONTO              
MEMPHIS: GUARDS: The Grizzlies will scale back MIKE CONLEY's minutes a bit. He's a quality starting point guard, but seemed to lose some pep as last season wore on . . . TONY ALLEN figures to see more playing time now that O.J. Mayo is gone. He's an outstanding defender who will be the fifth option on offense . . . JERRYD BAYLESS figures to become the new sixth man and Allen platoon partner. He'll also spell Conley at the point, leading to solid minutes for the combo guard . . . Second-year man JOSH SELBY has a chance for a rotation spot after starring in the Summer League. He has big offensive upside . . . WAYNE ELLINGTON seems like an emergency plan for the second unit . . . This is likely a redshirt year for talented, but erratic, rookie TONY WROTEN. FORWARDS: RUDY GAY is going to lead the Grizzlies in touches and shots. He's not shy about looking for iso situations . . . ZACH RANDOLPH had trouble getting back into the flow after his knee injury. It's always been a fragile balance with Z-Bo, and he could be an odd man out going forward . . . MARREESE SPEIGHTS should be the offensive focal point of the bench unit as their sixth man . . . QUINCY PONDEXTER is a versatile defensive piece who will see solid minutes off the bench. He's a non-factor offensively, though . . . DARRELL ARTHUR suffered a non-displaced fractured in his leg in late September, and will not likely be ready when the season begins. A rising young big, his role will depend on when his athleticism comes back. CENTERS: The Grizzlies are at their best when MARC GASOL is getting touches and shots on the offensive end. Whether or not Gay and Randolph are willing to share is a concern, but Gasol has to be aggressive when the ball is in his hands . . . HAMED HADDADI will continue to play limited minutes off the bench.
MIAMI: GUARDS: The regular season goal for DWYANE WADE is to just stay healthy. Even following knee surgery, he's still good enough to pile up numbers, but the minutes won't be there in the regular season . . . That's why the Heat brought in RAY ALLEN. He and Wade will share the floor at times, but Allen should primarily play off the bench. His role will be to knock down the wide-open threes Wade and LeBron James create . . . After all the big plays he made in the postseason, MARIO CHALMERS is entrenched as the starting point guard, despite being plagued by a bad hammy in the preseason . . . Super-quick NORRIS COLE looks like he'll become one of the NBA's better backup point guards . . . If he doesn't retire, the absurdly brittle MIKE MILLER will see limited regular-season minutes . . . TERREL HARRIS will likely make the team because he's willing to play defense. FORWARDS: While another title is their No. 1 priority, LeBRON JAMES has shown no need to rest during the regular season. He'll play full-time minutes and be in the thick of the MVP race . . . CHRIS BOSH remains integral to the offense with his ability to pull opposing bigs away from the basket. His stats don't reflect his actual value . . . SHANE BATTIER will continue to be a defensive specialist whose offensive role is limited to shooting open threes . . . UDONIS HASLEM is another guy who will get held back in the regular season. He should lead their low-post rotation . . . RASHARD LEWIS' knee problems have robbed him of athleticism . . . But Lewis should beat out fellow shooter JAMES JONES for a rotation spot . . . JARVIS VARNADO is a shot-blocking force with little to no offensive game. CENTERS: JOEL ANTHONY will continue to tag-team with Haslem in the middle. Anthony is an absolute negative on the offensive end, but he brings more size and shot-blocking than Haslem . . . DEXTER PITTMAN will be battling for a roster spot. Sexy Dexy has shown no signs of being an NBA-caliber player so far in his career . . . MICKELL GLADNESS is a better alternative than Pittman on both ends of the floor.
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*Grizzlies-Heat Preview* ========================


Memphis (38-18) at Miami (41-14), 8:00 p.m. EDT

In a South Beach showdown of the league's hottest teams, it seems only one is grabbing all the headlines. That may start to change if the Memphis Grizzlies pull off a season sweep of the Miami Heat.

Each team pulled off a memorable victory in its last game but surely would consider one Friday night to be much more significant. The Grizzlies are looking to record the longest winning streak in franchise history and prevent the Heat from notching the second longest in theirs.

A run of 12 consecutive victories along with LeBron James' dazzling play has largely made Miami the focal point of the NBA. This win streak is the team's best since James' first season with the Heat in 2010-11, and the only one that lasted longer was a 14-game run in 2004-05.

"We're coming together," said James, averaging 29.8 points and shooting 65.0 percent during this win streak. "We're doing it the right way. We're executing offensively. We're sharing the ball."

He certainly shared a lot Tuesday, recording a career-high 16 assists to go with his season-best 40 points in a 141-129 double-overtime victory over Sacramento. Dwyane Wade scored a season-high 39 for the Heat (41-14), who trailed in the fourth quarter against a sub-.500 team for the second straight game.

"We're not getting rattled," James said. "We've been in some crazy games. We just stay the course and figure out a way to get the victory."

That certainly was the case for the Grizzlies (38-18) on Wednesday. They matched the biggest comeback in franchise history by rallying from a 25-point deficit in the second quarter to beat Dallas 90-84.

Memphis equaled another team record with an eighth consecutive victory, previously achieved in November of this season and January 2004.

"We didn't want to go out tonight and get blown out, especially going into Miami, which is a team that is rolling right now," forward Austin Daye said. "This win gives us a lot of confidence going into Miami and we are looking forward to going down there."

The Grizzlies have even more reason to be confident as one of four teams to beat the Heat by more than 10 points this season. Memphis is the only one to hold them below 40 percent from the field, winning 104-86 on Nov. 11 as Wade had eight points on 3-of-15 shooting.

In fact, few teams have had done as well against the Heat in recent years. The Grizzlies have won seven of the past 10 meetings and three of four since James joined Miami.

One reason for that success is Memphis having a more formidable frontcourt. Zach Randolph has posted five consecutive double-doubles and has four in the last five matchups with Miami. Center Marc Gasol has averaged 18.0 points and 10.7 rebounds over his last three games.

However, the Grizzlies won't have Rudy Gay this time after trading their top scorer to Toronto, and their only loss in the past four meetings came when he was sidelined by injury.

Newcomer Tayshaun Prince has replaced him in the starting lineup and is scoring 8.9 per game in a Memphis uniform, about half what Gay was averaging.

"We aren't that talented," coach Lionel Hollins said. "We have to be prepared. We have to be mentally and physically ready to play."

The Grizzlies always seem ready on defense, allowing a Western Conference-low 89.5 points per game - 80.0 over the last four.

Miami averages an East-leading 103.9 points, including 111.2 in its last 10.

Ray Allen is 12 for 19 on 3-pointers over the last three games. Fellow aging sharpshooter Shane Battier, 28 of 47 from beyond the arc in his last nine, could return after sitting out Tuesday with hamstring tightness.

Last Updated: 5/20/2018 4:12:50 PM EST

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