The Memphis Grizzlies will be playing against the Dallas Mavericks tonight. As NBA fans should be aware, Grizzlies star Ja Morant has been suspended and has not played in the past few games for his team. Nonetheless, they are still looking quite solid, entering the final stretch of this season with a current record of 39 wins and 26 losses.
They will be taking on Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks, who traded for Kyrie Irving from the Brooklyn Nets before the NBA trade deadline. Despite the questions surrounding their defensive capabilities, the Mavs are hanging in there with 34 wins and 33 losses.
As both these Western Conference teams get ready to match up, fans might want to know about the availability status and expected rosters for the Grizzlies and Mavs. After all, that will help in making an expert prediction regarding the outcome of this game.
Ja Morant is listed out for the Memphis Grizzlies vs Dallas Mavericks game tonight
Unfortunately for Grizzlies fans, Morant is not expected to play tonight against Luka and the Mavs. Although he has been playing at an elite level this season, Ja’s antics off the court led to him being suspended for two games, which has now turned into 4 games.
Since only 3 of them are over, it is still unlikely for him to suit up for the Grizzlies tonight against the Mavs. If he does not play, it will fall upon the rest of his squad to step up and get the job done. That said, here are the injury reports and expected rosters for the Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks.
Memphis Grizzlies injury report
- Ja Morant
- Steven Adams
- Brandon Clarke
- Vince Williams Jr
Memphis Grizzlies expected roster
- Dillon Brooks
- Tyus Jones
- Desmond Bane
- John Konchar
- Jaren Jackson Jr
Dallas Mavericks injury report
- Luka Doncic
- Kyrie Irving
- JaVale McGee
- Reggie Bullock
- McKinley Wright IV
Dallas Mavericks expected roster
- Kyrie Irving
- Tim Hardaway Jr
- Josh Green
- Dwight Powell
- Christian Wood
As we can tell, several important players from both sides are expected to miss this game. In fact, with Ja Morant and Luka Doncic out for this game, the best players for each team will not be on the court. Nonetheless, here are the expert predicitions for this match between the Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks.
The Grizzlies are slightly favored over the Mavericks tonight
Although this is still expected to be a very close game, we have the Grizzlies coming out on top tonight. While they may not have Ja Morant, Memphis has proven itself to be a solid team that is not too dependent on its superstar in order to win. We could clearly see that when they managed to defeat the Golden State Warriors.
The Mavericks will still have Kyrie for this game. However, even he doesn’t look completely healthy and is going through right foot soreness. Not having Luka and Irving being compromised for this game certainly hurts the Mavs. They will be the underdogs tonight against the Grizzlies.