The Orlando Magic will be hosting the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night in the NBA. The Grizzlies who carry a 4-game win streak will be looking to add to the Magic’s misery in the East. The Magic who have been unable to pull themselves up this season will face a stern challenge in form of the Grizzlies. If all things go as expected it will be a routine game, with the Grizzlies taking the win.
The Magic have been a lowly team in the Eastern Conference. They have a record of 14 wins and 24 losses, which places them 13th in the East. They have a run of 6-4 in their last 10 games and carry a 1-game winning streak. The Magic have won just 7 games facing teams from the West and lost 18 times.
The Grizzlies on the other hand are serious title contenders this season. Ja Morant and the Grizzlies have a record of 24 wins and just 13 losses, which places them 2nd in the Western Conference. They carry a run of 6-4 going into this game. They have a 4-game win streak and will be looking to add to the same.
Ja Morant is fit for the Memphis Grizzlies vs Orlando Magic game tonight
Morant is having a good season for the Grizzlies and is averaging 27.2 points, 8.0 assists, and 6.1 assists this season. Ja will be available for the Grizzlies against the Magic. Brandon Clarke is listed as day-to-day and the other notable player sidelined is Danny Green. Green tore his ACL last season when playing with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Green is, however, expected to be back for the Grizzlies before the All-Star week kicks off. Let’s look at the injury report and expected rosters for the Magic-Grizzlies game tonight.
Memphis Grizzlies injury report
- Brandon Clarke (Probable)
- Danny Green (Out)
Memphis Grizzlies expected roster
- Ja Morant
- Desmond Bane
- Dillion Brooks
- Jaren Jackson
- Steven Adams
Orlando Magic injury report
- Bol Bol (Probable)
- Jalen Suggs (Out)
- Moritz Wagner (Out)
- Jonathan Issac (Out)
- Chuma Okeke (Out)
Orlando Magic expected roster
- Paolo Banchero
- Caleb Houstan
- Wendell Carter
- Gary Harris
- Markelle Fultz
The Memphis Grizzlies will be favored to win against the Orlando Magic
This will be an easy decision to choose a winner between the two teams. The Grizzlies are flying at the moment and will need a stopping, but the Magic won’t be the team to stop them. The Grizzlies in their last 4 games showcased class by winning by a good margin. We expect the same tonight from the Grizzlies. Against the Hornets, the Grizzlies put up a commanding performance to see off the game and didn’t give their opponents any chance.
But, in the last 4 games for the Grizzlies, their defense is not strong as it looks, they’ve conceded baskets and the opposition scored 100+ points in their game. The Magic though not strong offensively might be able to keep up with the Grizzlies. With that said, Grizzlies should be able to see the game out with a strong offensive display. Let us know who you think is going to win in the Magic-Grizzlies game tonight.