8th seeded Memphis Grizzlies will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder in their next encounter of the NBA 2020 restart. Check out the preview for the game and TV Schedule of the game.
The Memphis Grizzlies have been outplayed every game since the NBA 2020 restart on July 30. In their previous encounter, they lost 124-115 to Utah Jazz. The let could not hold on to a double-digit lead from the first half as they slipped up.
Although they are currently in 8th spot in the Western Conference table, they will surely be feeling the heat as the Trailblazers are closing in on them. Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies desperately need a victory here against OKC Thunder.
But looking at the way they have been going about their business, it seems that the Chris Paul led OKC unit will be able to brush them aside tonight.
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) August 6, 2020
OKC Thunder have a 2-1 record in the NBA restart. They went a little cold in the game vs Nuggets but put up a brilliant team performance vs the Lakers. Chris Paul has ably been leading them and the side has responded with some very gritty performances.
Where to watch Thunder vs Grizzlies on TV and Online?
The game is set to tip-off at 4 PM ET.
Fans across the world can log on to NBA TV and watch the game with the help of the NBA League Pass. NBA TV is easily accessible via the NBA website and mobile application.
The NBA app would be best to watch the game on your mobiles, tablets or consoles.
The game will also be broadcasted on Fox Sports Southeast-Memphis, Fox Sports Oklahoma and TSN.
The game can also be live-streamed on Fubo.tv
How will the teams line up?
Oklahoma City Thunder will also want to come away with a win here. They are currently level with Utah Jazz for 3rd place in the Western Conference table. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, are fighting to stay alive for a spot in the play-in tournament.
OKC will ideally want to grab that 3rd seed in order to get a greater chance of going deep into the playoffs. Grizzlies on the other hand need to come out of their losing spree and somehow hang on to that 8th spot.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Billy Donnavan and his men have done an excellent job in the restart. They could have won all three games, but they wouldn’t bee too concerned over the loss, which was followed by an impressive performance against the Lakers. Steve Adams, who suffered a bad fall against the Lakers is expected to play this game.
Things are falling in place for Thunder in the Bubble. The ‘underdog’ tag suits them and they could very well surprise a few big names come the playoffs.
Predicted lineup: Chris Paul, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luguentz Dort, Danilo Gallinari, Steven Adams
Coming into the NBA Bubble, the Grizzlies were the favourites for that final playoff spot in the West. But things have gone downhill for them ever since entering the Orlando Bubble.
They have lost 4 games. Now, they have lost Jackson Jr to a late injury. It is very tough for the Grizzlies to hold on to the 8th position if they do not come away with a win here against the Thunder.
Predicted lineup: Ja Morant, Dillon Brooks, Kyle Anderson, Brandon Clarke, Jonas Valanciunas