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Matchups after the jump.
PG: Goran Dragic vs. Mike Conley:
As Conley goes, so do the Grizzlies. In their wins, he's averaging 15/8 and shooting 47%.
In their losses, he's averaging 11/6 and shooting 37%. It's almost like there's a correlation there.
SG: Courtney Lee vs. Tony Allen:
I didn't think Tony Allen would ever be very good. I was wrong.
However he's playing a younger version of himself today with a better offensive game.
SF: Chandler Parsons vs. Rudy Gay:
The most consistent player for the Rockets this year has been a rookie. Yeah, that's for real.
The guy averaging 19/7 plays for the other team, though. Once more it's another test for Chandler "Shut Down" Parsons.
PF: Luis Scola vs. Dante Cunningham:
Since Zach Randolph is coming off the bench and Marc Gasol is day-to-day, Dante Cunningham is likely to start here if Gasol doesn't dress.
I expect Scola to win that matchup.
If Gasol plays, then Speights slides down to the 4 and Gasol moves to the five.
I still expect Scola to win that matchup.
C: Samuel Dalembert vs. Marreese Speights:
So here will either be Speights or Gasol.
If it's Speights, then I'm going with Dalembert for the advantage.
If it's Gasol, the Grizz get it.
Grizzlies: Zach Randolph, O.J. Mayo, Quincy Pondexter, Jeremy Pargo, Hamed Haddadi
Rockets: Chase Budinger, Patrick Patterson, Marcus Camby, Earl Boykins
Grizzlies: Marc Gasol day-to-day (sprained ankle)
Rockets: Lowry out, Martin out probably
Prediction: Grizzlies 100-93
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