The surging San Antonio Spurs will try to keep their eight-game hot streak going when they match up with the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum. The Grizzlies have found success to start the year, entering today's game with a record of 7-5. Likewise, the visiting Spurs are also above .500 on the year, coming in with a 10-1 record. This game has a start time of 8:00 pm EST and ESPN, FSN-SW and SportSouth will be providing coverage of the contest.
The Grizzlies come into today's game on a high note after defeating the Warriors, 88-81. Marc Gasol played a pivotal role, recording his second double-double on the year with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Meanwhile, the Spurs are coming off a win against the Celtics, 104-93. Kawhi Leonard was one of the best players on the court, recording 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals. This will be the second matchup of the season between these two teams, with the Spurs taking the first game, 101-94. Manu Ginobili was a standout player in the game, producing 12 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals.
Second-chance opportunities project to be few and far between for San Antonio in this contest. They rank 29th in the NBA in offensive rebounding (OR% of 20.0%), while Memphis is second-best in the league on the defensive backboards (DR% of 77.2%).