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NBA : ATS Matchup
Tuesday 8/11/2020Line$ LineOU LineScore
BOSTON
 
MEMPHIS
-4.5  

+4.5  
-200

+170

230
 
122
Final
107

BOSTON (47 - 23) vs. MEMPHIS (33 - 38)
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Tuesday, 8/11/2020 6:30 PM
HP Field House - Orlando, FL
Board OpenLatest
755BOSTON-5.5-4.5
756MEMPHIS224.5230
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
BOSTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games47-23+7.539-2736-33113.955.046.1%54.3107.552.444.2%52.9
Road Games24-14+622-1220-18112.453.945.6%54.4107.652.343.9%53.5
Last 5 Games4-1+2.32-24-1125.459.249.3%54.8114.050.244.8%50.4
BOSTON Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)113.955.041-9046.1%13-3436.5%19-2380.1%541123228136
vs opponents surrendering111.65641-8946.0%12-3435.8%18-2377.1%531024218145
Team Stats (Road Games)112.453.941-8945.6%12-3535.9%18-2379.2%541122228145
Stats Against (All Games)107.552.438-8744.2%12-3534.1%19-2476.6%531022217156
vs opponents averaging111.25641-8945.9%12-3435.7%18-2377.0%531024218145
Stats Against (Road Games)107.652.338-8743.9%12-3434.3%19-2577.6%541122208146

MEMPHIS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games33-38+14.435-3532-39112.655.746.9%54.9113.756.844.9%53.6
Road Games15-23+6.516-2117-21112.053.246.3%54.8114.557.645.5%53.7
Last 5 Games1-4-3.21-41-4108.055.445.7%52.6108.260.242.6%56.0
MEMPHIS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)112.655.743-9146.9%11-3134.8%16-2276.3%551027218156
vs opponents surrendering11256.341-8946.2%12-3435.8%18-2377.4%531024218145
Team Stats (Road Games)112.053.242-9146.3%11-3234.9%17-2276.3%551026228155
Stats Against (All Games)113.756.841-9044.9%13-3536.5%20-2578.4%541025208145
vs opponents averaging111.956.241-8946.0%12-3435.8%18-2377.6%531024218145
Stats Against (Road Games)114.557.641-9045.5%12-3336.9%20-2678.4%541025208146
Average power rating of opponents played: BOSTON 95.6,  MEMPHIS 96.4
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
BOSTON - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
7/31/2020*MILWAUKEE112-119L7T223.5O37-9140.7%571539-8446.4%5515
8/2/2020*PORTLAND128-124W-4T228O42-7754.5%461445-9050.0%4312
8/4/2020*MIAMI106-112L-4L212O37-8543.5%561634-7744.2%5012
8/5/2020*BROOKLYN149-115W-8.5W223.5O50-8856.8%531445-9547.4%4517
8/7/2020*TORONTO122-100W2W222.5U47-9649.0%581438-8942.7%4917
8/9/2020*ORLANDO122-119W-8.5L223O45-10244.1%611241-10240.2%6513
8/11/2020*MEMPHIS              
8/13/2020*WASHINGTON              

MEMPHIS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
7/31/2020*PORTLAND135-140L3L225O42-9345.2%601349-9153.8%5016
8/2/2020*SAN ANTONIO106-108L-3L236.5U42-9146.2%461236-8641.9%6516
8/3/2020*NEW ORLEANS99-109L4.5L236.5U37-9339.8%531337-8245.1%6514
8/5/2020*UTAH115-124L5.5L219O43-9147.3%501438-8445.2%5417
8/7/2020*OKLAHOMA CITY121-92W3W220.5U46-8355.4%621934-9735.1%4410
8/9/2020*TORONTO99-108L7L221.5U37-9140.7%522234-7147.9%5225
8/11/2020*BOSTON              
8/13/2020*MILWAUKEE              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
BOSTON: LAST SEASON: 49-33
COACH: Brad Stevens (seventh season).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Kemba Walker (25.6 ppg), G Gordon Hayward (11.5), F Jaylen Brown. (13.0), F Jayson Tatum (15.7), C Enes Kanter (13.7)
KEY LOSSES: G Kyrie Irving, F/C Al Horford, F Marcus Morris, G Terry Rozier.
KEY ADDITIONS: Walker, Kanter, G Romeo Langford, F Grant Williams, G Carsen Edwards.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: It starts with Walker, who jumped at the chance in free agency to join a perennial playoff team. Following Kyrie Irving's departure to Brooklyn, it will also give Walker the opportunity to do what Irving couldn't: lead the Celtics to an NBA Finals. He'll need help, though. And that will again put the spotlight on youngsters Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. Both took small steps backward last season as infighting and chemistry issues plagued the team. Now, both will have key roles, much like they did two seasons ago when Irving missed the playoffs and they helped get the team to the Eastern Conference finals. It's an especially big year for Brown. The Celtics have until Oct. 21 to decide whether to extend his contract for another season or let him become a restricted free agent next summer.
OUTLOOK: The Celtics are going to have to tweak their style of play a little without Irving or Horford. Irving was their chief scorer and Horford played a huge role facilitating offense in the half court as well as on defense. Kanter is a big man that can run, which should fit in nicely with the up-tempo style this athletic roster is built for. Whether this team is ultimately able to be a threat to win the East will depend on how well Walker leads and if the starting unit gets enough support from its youthful group of reserves.
MEMPHIS: LAST SEASON: 33-49, finished tied for 12th in Western Conference.
COACH: Taylor Jenkins (first season).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: F/C Jaren Jackson Jr. (13.8 ppg), G Ja Morant (rookie), C Jonas Valanciunas (15.6), G/F Dillon Brooks (7.5), F Jae Crowder (11.9).
KEY LOSSES: G Mike Conley, G Jevon Carter, G Delon Wright.
KEY ADDITIONS: Morant, G Grayson Allen, F Brandon Clarke, Crowder, G Marko Guduric, F Solomon Hill, G Tyus Jones, G/F Jon Konchar, G De'Anthony Melton, C Miles Plumlee.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Jackson is fully recovered from the bruised right quadriceps muscle that limited his rookie season to 58 games, and the No. 4 pick overall in 2018 has even grown a little bit. Morant played his way into the No. 2 draft pick overall in June, and now the 6-3 guard will get to showcase his speed, passing skills and court vision surrounded by players closer to his talent level than he did in college at Murray State. Valanciunas earned an extension from Memphis and now must prove he can keep producing double-doubles regularly.
OUTLOOK: Marc Gasol and Conley both are gone, and it's up to Jackson and Morant to lead this rebuilding process for Memphis after the Grizzlies revamped the roster as much as possible in one offseason. This season may not be pretty at times, but at least the Grizzlies have hope for the future based on a duo they hope will become big stars. The franchise just may have to wait a couple seasons or more for a return to the postseason.
PREVIEW
Grizzlies under pressure ahead of matchup with Celtics
 

If the sense of urgency for the Memphis Grizzlies to snap out of their funk weren't already at critical, it sure should be now.

As a result of their five losses in six games in the bubble, the Grizzlies (33-38) have ensured a play-in game will be necessary on Saturday to determine the eighth and final seed for the playoffs in the Western Conference. Their first of two games left to guarantee a spot in that contest takes place Tuesday evening as they face off against the Boston Celtics near Orlando.

As part of the NBA season restart plan, the play-in game was added in the event a ninth-seeded team in a conference finishes within four games of the eighth seed, which is now guaranteed to happen in the West. The Portland Trail Blazers (33-39) are a half-game back of the Grizzlies for the eighth seed, with the Phoenix Suns (32-39) and the San Antonio Spurs (31-38) both one game off the pace.

The Grizzlies held a 3 1/2-game grip on the No. 8 spot in the West when the season paused as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. They dropped four straight upon their return and were back in the loss column Sunday with a 108-99 defeat at the hands of the Toronto Raptors.

"I'm not worried about no play-in game right now," rookie guard Ja Morant said. "Our focus now is learning from our mistakes from this game against the Raptors and try to fix them when we go out and play Boston."

After the Celtics, the Grizzlies conclude their regularly scheduled seeding slate Thursday against the Milwaukee Bucks. Securing the No. 8 spot for the seeding game would be critical -- that team will only need to win Saturday while the No. 9 team also would need to win a rematch Sunday to steal the playoff spot.

If there's anything that could provide solace for Memphis in the loss to Toronto, it's fighting back from 18 down to get within single digits of the defending champs by the contest's end.

"I thought our guys brought it today, and we learned a lot in this game against an aggressive defense," Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said.

The Celtics (47-23) don't figure to be a pushover despite having the No. 3 seed locked up in the East. Boston has won three straight, including a hard-fought, 122-119 overtime victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday.

In that contest, Gordon Hayward scored 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting and added nine rebounds as the offense played off his aggressive performance.

"When he's attacking, we're better because he just makes a lot of great reads with the ball," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.

Guard Kemba Walker showed he's still shaking off the rust, finishing with four points on 1-of-9 shooting. He played a personal bubble high of 32 minutes as he looks to get past a sore knee.

Boston ends its seeding slate with a matchup against the Washington Wizards on Thursday. After that, the Celtics will wait to learn if their first-round playoff opponent will be the Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers or Philadelphia 76ers.

--Field Level Media


Last Updated: 10/1/2020 5:07:37 AM EST


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