With the regular season wrapping up, most teams now are fighting for ping pong balls or higher seeds in the playoffs. The Sixers will take on the red hot Memphis Grizzlies tonight and yet again, it will not be an easy task. Tony Wroten will be returning home, so that’s something to check for Here a few things to keep an eye on from both squads.
-The Grizzlies are currently in a race with the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns for the final playoff spot out in the West.
– The Grizzlies are coming off a huge win against Lebron James and the Miami Heat.
-The Grizzlies are allowing just under 96.0 per game which is third in the league.
-Last time these two teams met in Philadelphia, the Grizzlies defeated the Sixers , who were in the midst of there 26 game losing streak by a score of 103-77
– A key match-up will be Michael Carter-Williams and Mike Conley Jr. Both are floor generals and will do what they must to give there teams the edge. Carter-Williams has the advantage in height and length but Conley has deadly range on the three ball.
-Carter-Williams is averaging 19.0 points, seven rebounds and six assists over the last six game for the Sixers
-Sixers have a 1-and-5 record since ending the 26 game losing streak and are allowing an average of 111.0 points per game during the six game stretch.
-Henry Sims who has been a bright spot as of late will have his hands full with the Memphis bigs of Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. During the month of April, Sims is averaging 18.0 points per game and just shy of 9.0 rebounds per game. Increased minutes seem to be serving him well as he makes the most of his opportunity.
-Sixers currently 17-61 and doing what they can to finish the season on a high note after one of the most absurd seasons in franchise history.