The last game of NBA scrimmage today will witness the Rockets take on the Grizzlies. Here is the preview for the game and all the ways you can watch the action live.
Although the Grizzlies lost their first scrimmage 90-83 against the 76ers, the result wouldn’t bother them much. The first practice game was all about shaking off the rust and figuring out their team coordination and rotations. A couple of 3-pointers by Brooks changed the run of the game, and they narrowed a 26-point deficit.
Rookie of the year Ja Morant missed many shots, but he led the team in assists. He ended the game with 7 points, his lowest since January 2020. Kyle Anderson started at small forward and had 14 points on 5-7 shooting and 4-5 from 3-point range.
The Rockets lost their first scrimmage against the raptors as well. Russel Westbrook, who only recently joined the Rockets after testing positive for the coronavirus, played only15 minutes but was his active self. He ended his time on the court with 10 points,9 rebounds and 1 assist. He made a couple of spectacular finishes, like this one just at the end of the first half.
Off the made TOR free throw, Westbrook breaks out of the crowd and Lowry takes a route a CB gambling for a pick. The play is over at that point, Russ with that much of a run way to get going, there is no stopping that. pic.twitter.com/kLW2g1gHQ5
— Mo Dakhil (@MoDakhil_NBA) July 25, 2020
Where to watch Rockets vs Grizzlies Scrimmage on TV and Online
The game begins at 8 P.M EST on Sunday.
Fans from across the world can watch the game on the NBA TV, courtesy the NBA League Pass. NBA TV can be accessed via both the NBA website and the official app on your phone, Table or consoles.
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The game can also be live-streamed on Grizzlies.com
What strategy will Rockets and Grizzlies go in with?
With more than 8 minutes added in this scrimmage, Coach Jenkins will most certainly play around with the lineup and try to maximise the output from their offence.
Defending 3-pointers has always been the Grizzlies’ Achilles heel, and it showed in their first game against the 76ers. So, we can expect both Westbrook and Harden to attempt a fury of 3-pointers and layups.
However, teams usually exploit mismatches on papers, and that should be the Grizzlies strategy for their scrimmage against the Rockets. Attacking the rim and winning the paint battle by big margins should be the Grizzlies’ strategy to win against the Rockets.
Expected Starting Line ups
Memphis Grizzlies: Ja Morant, Dillon Brooks, Kyle Anderson, Jaren Jackson Jr., Jonas Valanciunas.
Houston Rockets: Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Eric Gordon, Robert Covington, PJ Tucker.