Sun, Jan 16, 2022 2:02 AM
By The Associated Press, Data Skrive
Chicago Bulls (27-14, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (30-15, third in the Western Conference)
Memphis, Tennessee; Monday, 3:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago looks to end its three-game skid with a win against Memphis.
The Grizzlies are 16-9 on their home court. Memphis ranks second in the NBA with 13.4 offensive rebounds per game led by Steven Adams averaging 4.3 offensive boards.
The Bulls have gone 12-8 away from home. Chicago is the league leader in 3-point percentage, shooting 38.6% as a team from downtown this season. Patrick Williams paces the team shooting 50.0% from 3-point range.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ja Morant is averaging 24.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 6.8 assists for the Grizzlies. Desmond Bane is averaging 3.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Memphis.
DeMar DeRozan is averaging 25.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists for the Bulls. Zach LaVine is averaging 20.3 points over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 9-1, averaging 113.5 points, 51.7 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 9.3 steals and 8.0 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.7 points per game.
Bulls: 6-4, averaging 114.3 points, 42.0 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.2 points.
INJURIES: Grizzlies: Killian Tillie: out (health and safety protocols), Yves Pons: day to day (ankle), Dillon Brooks: out (ankle).
Bulls: Patrick Williams: out (left wrist), Derrick Jones Jr.: out (knee), Tyler Cook: out (ankle), Javonte Green: out (adductor), Alex Caruso: out (foot/health and safety protocols), Lonzo Ball: out (knee), Zach LaVine: out (knee).