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Wizards vs. Grizzlies preview: Washington looks to salvage road trip against Memphis

NBA: Washington Wizards at Memphis Grizzlies Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Game Info

When: Tuesday, October 30 at 8:00 pm Eastern Time
Where: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee
TV: NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: Dwight Howard (Out, Back) Markieff Morris (Out, Concussion), Kelly Oubre (Questionable, Illness)

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.

A random moment in Wizards – Grizzlies history: John Wall drops 47 points against Memphis in 2013