Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies Date and Time: Tuesday, June 1,2021 7:00 AM IST Venue: FedExForum, Memphis, TN. Prediction: Utah Jazz Bookmaker: 1xbet
The Utah Jazz take on the Memphis Grizzlies in the fourth game of their first-round series in the 2021 NBA playoffs at the FedEx Forum on Tuesday.
With Donovan Mitchell back, the Utah Jazz offense flowed smoothly as they outscored the Grizzlies with ease to go up 2-1. The game was tied in the fourth quarter with 4:04 left, but a late run by the Jazz ended any chance of a Grizzlies comeback. The Memphis Grizzlies are realising the true potential of a healthy Utah Jazz team. The Grizzlies have been unable to get stops at the defensive end due to the Jazz’s constant ball movement and spacing. Moreover, their inability to make threes has also hurt them.
Dillon Brooks has continued his brilliance at both ends of the floor. He ended the game with 27 points on 11-24 shooting and also bagged two steals. Meanwhile, Grayson Allen got 30 minutes of playing time off the bench and was the only one who cashed in on shots from downtown. He went 5-8 from beyond the arc, contributing 17 points in total.
The Memphis Grizzlies maintained their offensive rebounding prowess with a total of 16 offensive boards, but that was not enough on the night.
Back to a healthy roster after nearly a month, the Utah Jazz have returned to winning ways. They scored 141 points in Game 2, which was a franchise playoff high. Donovan Mitchell’s presence has opened the floor to a much more fluid offense as defenders have struggled to contain him. The Jazz’s spacing and ball movement around the perimeter has led to open shots as well.
The Utah Jazz are the favorites to win this game. The Memphis Grizzlies simply do not seem to have enough firepower to match the Jazz’s high-volume three-point shooting.
The Jazz also have top-notch defense, which could make it a tough night for the Grizzlies. In fact, the Memphis Grizzlies are outscoring the Jazz in the paint, but they are only trading threes for twos.