12-25 Wizards (22-16) at Grizzlies (12-26)
TV: 930pm ESPN, NBC Sports Washington
Last game for Washington: 121-103 win vs New York
- Bradley Beal-27 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds
- John Wall-25 points, 9 assists, 3 rebounds
- Marcin Gortat-21 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists
Last game for Memphis: 113-105 loss at LA Clippers
- Tyreke Evans-18 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds
- Mario Chalmers-15 points, 3 rebounds
- Wayne Selden-13 points, 4 rebounds
Projected Washington starters-Morris PF, Porter SF, Gortat C, Wall PG, Beal SG
Projected Memphis starters-Green PF, Brooks SF, Gasol C, Evans SG, Harrison PG
Washington preview-The Wizards are coming off a victory, in which they shot nearly 60 percent from the field and nearly 40 percent from 3-point range. Beal and Gortat were unstoppable against the Knicks, as they combined to shoot 20-24 from the field and scored 48 points. The Wizards are playing the first of a back-to-back, as after the game, the team flies home to face the Milwaukee Bucks tomorrow night.
Memphis preview-The Grizzlies are a team that is one of the weakest in the NBA, as they are 29th in the league scoring 99 points a game, and 29th in averaging nearly 40 rebounds a game and are 28th in the league, in which they average 21 assists per game. Memphis is still without point guard Mike Conley, who is out indefinitely with an Achilles injury. Also, forward Chandler Parsons is out with a knee injury. Tyreke Evans leads the team nearly averaging 20 points a game, while the longtime vet Gasol is averaging 18 points and nearly 9 rebounds a game.