Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors 5/13/22: Starting Lineups, Matchup Preview, Betting Odds, Predictions

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors Matchup Preview (5/13/22)

Have you ever watched a master class in basketball? If you answered “no,” go watch the Memphis Grizzlies win over the Golden State Warriors in Game Five. If you claim that you have seen one, it must have come on Wednesday night. The Memphis Grizzlies were once again without Ja Morant, their superstar guard; however, that did not seem to matter to them. Memphis led the Warriors, one of the most experienced teams in the league, by as much as 55 points in the Game Five matchup. That is not a typo, folks. It was one of the worst beatdowns that Klay Thompson and Steph Curry have ever experienced on the floor together.

From the beginning of the game, it was clear that Memphis was locked in and focused while the Warriors were turning it over constantly and giving up easy looks. The Grizzlies are one of the better transition teams in the league, so they naturally took advantage of Golden State’s turnovers. At halftime, Memphis was winning by 27 points, and that deficit doubled in the third quarter. Shortly after, the starters for both teams were benched, and it turned into a G-League caliber basketball game. The Warriors need to exercise some semblance of urgency in Game Six because if they don’t, Memphis could stick around long enough to make this series interesting. Check out the betting odds section and analysis for both teams below. I cover which team should win this game and the best bets for this game!

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Odds

I’ll have to do some digging on when the last time a team led by as many as 55 points in one game and then was nearly a double-digit dog the next time the two teams faced each other. The Warriors are one of the most disciplined and experienced teams in the league. They certainly boast the roster with the most winning DNA, but their Game Five performance was concerning. In any professional sports league, team ego can be a huge detriment. I’m not going to take either team against the spread. Instead, I will take the Grizzlles’ Moneyline. It has tremendous value right now, and it’s not out of the realm of possibility that they sneak away with one on the road; they almost did it in Game Four!

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How To Watch

Date: 5/13/22
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Arena: Chase Center – San Francisco, CA
Channel: TNT

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Memphis Grizzlies Starting Lineup

PG: Tyus Jones
SG: Desmond Bane
SF: Dillon Brooks
PF: Jaren Jackson Jr.
C: Steven Adams

Memphis Grizzlies Analysis

What an unbelievable performance the Memphis Grizzlies put on in Game Five. Their shooting split of 48/44/73 was pretty modest considering that they were up as many as 55 points against Golden State. Memphis did all of the “small things,” though. It outrebounded the Warriors by 18 boards, forced 22 turnovers, and had 15 more assists as a team. This season, the Grizzlies hold a record of 21-6 without Ja Morant, and after Games Four and Five, we know that they are the real deal, even without him in the lineup. Golden State should be scared; it needs to win at home in Game Six because going back to Memphis and grabbing a win in a potential Game Seven is a daunting task.

Golden State Warriors Starting Lineup

PG: Steph Curry
SG: Klay Thompson
SF: Andrew Wiggins
PF: Jonathan Kuminga
C: Draymond Green

Golden State Warriors Analysis

Golden State needs to check its ego at the door before Game Six. Steph Curry and Draymond Green have had a lot to say in the past few days about Memphis and its team, and this series could just as easily be 3-2, with Memphis being one game ahead. The Warriors need to return to their roots of disciplined defense and an offense that has a lot of “coordinated chaos” (i.e., players running off multiple screens, back door cuts, etc…). Despite the Grizzlies once again being without superstar Ja Morant, that will not mean they are an easy out. The return of Steven Adams to the starting lineup for Memphis has caused size and rebounding issues, and Golden State has not taken advantage of its small-ball style. The Warriors need to rebound and protect the ball better, or their fate could be the same as it was in Game Five.

Drew is a lead NBA writer at Lineups.com where he has been covering in-season basketball coverage to the NBA Draft. He is a former collegiate player who now spends time diving into NBA prospects and evaluating the analytics of the NBA.

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