When: Tuesday, October 30 at 8:00 pm Eastern Time
Where: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Wizards: Dwight Howard (Out, Back) Markieff Morris (Out, Concussion), Kelly Oubre (Questionable, Illness)
Markieff Morris is in the concussion protocol and is OUT tonight vs the #Grizzlies. Kelly Oubre Jr. is sick and a gametime decision— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) October 30, 2018
Grizzlies: Chandler Parsons (Out, Knee) JaMychal Green (Out, Jaw)
What to Watch for
Wizards need a Victory
The Wizards have a chance to snap their three-game losing streak against the Grizzlies and to be honest, it’s exactly what the team needs right now especially after a frustrating road trip with two blowout losses and a late-game meltdown against the Kings. Also, Washington hasn’t won a game at home thus far so getting a win here would be a nice confidence booster before hosting Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and the rest of the Thunder on Friday at Capital One Arena.
Beware of the Grizzlies’ bench
While the Wizards need to worry about Mike Conley and Marc Gasol they can’t forget about the Grizzlies players coming off of the bench. In Memphis’ last game against Phoenix, MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden Jr. contributed 18 and 14 points respectively while Dillon Brooks added 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
Bradley and Wall can’t do it on their own
If we’ve learned one thing this season, it’s that Beal and Wall need help. While their numbers have been impressive, they haven’t been enough nor were they expected to be. Kelly Oubre lost his momentum against the Clippers as he just had 9 points on 12 shots after putting up 22, 17, and 22 points in the three games prior to that. Otto Porter has scored a total of 11 points in the last two games combined. Markieff Morris has played well but his status is unknown after suffering a concussion in their last game where he had 0 points in 14 minutes of action.