You know why you're here. It's Saturday night. It's time to see the Utah Jazz host the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis, née Vancouver, is the original "Grit 'n Grind" team that plays slow, plays defense, and tries their best to use team play to overcome overt start power. It's a small market plan that seems to work; however, we've never seen the Grizz in the NBA Finals. The Jazz are trying to do the same thing. But tonight we're not going to see strength vs. strength, thanks to injuries. Still though, these two teams are similar-ish -- especially when you see that the Jazz actually have more fans than the Grizz you notice how small these markets really are:
- PG: Mike Conley vs.
- SG: vs.
- SF: vs.
- C: vs.
*could start for either Lyles or Withey if he is available for tonight
- vs. (...?)
Injuries / Absences:
(UTA, C) -- OUT, left knee MCL sprain (Grade II)
(UTA, PG/SG) -- OUT, left knee ACL rehab
(UTA, SG/PG) -- OUT, left leg, fractured fibula
- (MEM, SF) -- OUT, NBA Suspension
- (MEM, PF/C/SF) -- OUT, right knee surgery
- (MEM, SG/PG) -- OUT, right knee soreness
- (MEM, PF) -- OUT, assigned to NBADL
- (MEM, SF) -- OUT, assigned to NBADL
- Derrick Favors (UTA, PF/C) -- QUESTIONABLE