In the 2022 NBA playoffs, the Golden State Warriors will face the Memphis Grizzlies at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Monday night, looking to build on their comeback victory in Game 4.
If the Warriors win this contest, they head to the Western Conference Finals series. The Memphis Grizzlies were without star point guard Ja Morant who was out with a knee injury, but they fared pretty well holding a lead throughout the whole game until relinquishing it in the fourth quarter.
The Chase Center in San Francisco will host the game at 10 p.m. ET. In the latest Warriors vs. Grizzlies odds from Caesars Sportsbook, Golden State is a 10-point favorite, with the over-under set at 223.
The Memphis Grizzlies (58-33-1 ATS) are facing elimination in Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday (45-42-4 ATS). Despite a brave effort from the Grizzlies without Ja Morant, the Warriors came back to win in the fourth quarter.
The Grizzlies return to the FedExForum as two-point underdogs against the Warriors, with their season on the line.
Warriors Take 3-1 Lead
Golden State wants to wrap off the series with Memphis soon so they can rest up for the Western Conference Finals. In Game 4, they started slowly and were down entering the fourth quarter, but a strong comeback, which included outscoring the Grizzlies by ten points in the fourth, led to a win at home and a 3-1 series lead.
Steph Curry led them with 32 points, and Andrew Wiggins recorded a double-double with 17 points and ten rebounds. Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole each tallied 14 points, while Otto Porter Jr. contributed 13 points, with nine of them coming from long range.
For the majority of Game 4, the Warriors appeared to be going through the motions, but by the fourth quarter, it was evident that a comeback was on the cards.
The Warriors avoided the embarrassment of losing a playoff game at home against a Grizzlies club that is without their best player Ja Morant, thanks to some clutch 3-pointers from Otto Porter Jr. and Steph Curry donning the red cape and playing hero ball.
Despite their victory, the Warriors were constantly frustrated by a Memphis Grizzlies club that wouldn’t go away. They’re plainly a small club, but with center Steven Adams in the lineup, the Grizzlies had a lot of success on the boards.
Golden State needs to clean up their act in this game by committing fewer turnovers and selecting better shots. In the previous meeting, they shot a pathetic 40% from the field.
Grizzlies Lose Lead in Fourth Quarter
Memphis is on the verge of losing its second straight game after blowing a lead and being outscored by ten points in the fourth quarter. Jaren Jackson Jr. led the team with 21 points, Tyus Jones had 19, and Steven Adams had a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds.
Kyle Anderson scored 17 points off the bench, while Dillon Brooks contributed 12 points. They shot better from the field from three-point range than Golden State, but they were outrebounded 54-48.
Ja Morant has led the Grizzlies in scoring in the postseason, averaging 27.1 points per game. Desmond Bane has 17.9 points per game, Jackson Jr. has 15.2, and Brooks has 13.2.
They’ve also shot 44 percent from the field and 35.1 percent from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, they went 30-11 and 36-16 against Western Conference opponents at home this season. They went 3-1 against Golden State during the regular season, winning both games at home.
One of the Grizzlies’ bright spots in their heartbreaking 101-98 Game 4 defeat to the Warriors was center Steven Adams’ dominance in the paint. If there’s one flaw in Golden State’s armor, it’s their lack of size on the court.
Adams had a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds in 27 minutes. His presence down low was a clear issue for the Warriors in Game 4, and it should be so again in Game 5.
Grizzlies/Warriors Betting Prediction
Golden State struggled in the first three quarters but still managed to win by three points. The Warriors struggled to shoot in the second quarter, scoring only 18 points, but they controlled the fourth quarter. Despite this, I think the Grizzlies are in a better position in this one playing at home.
The Grizzlies’ offense isn’t the same without Morant; however, they were able to play Golden State tough on their own home court. Golden State couldn’t find an answer for Grizzlies played lock down defense all game long.
It is important to remember that this is a grizzlies team that went 3-1 against Golden State during the regular season; in addition, Memphis went 20-5 without their star player on the court.
Grizzlies take this to Game 7.
Betting Pick: Grizzlies ML
100% up to $3,000 Bonus
Bovada is our most recommended ONLINE CASINO and POKER ROOM for US players with excellent deposit options. Get your 100% signup bonus today.