LA Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction & Match Preview – December 9th, 2021 | NBA Season 2021-22
The LA Lakers will play their next two games away from home, first at FedExForum against the Memphis Grizzlies.
LeBron James called the LA Lakers’ win over rival Boston Celtics one of the best games they have played this season. The team from Tinseltown dominated the Green Machine 117-102.
The LA Lakers’ Big 3 combined for 71 points, 23 rebounds and 19 assists, reminding the NBA how good this team can be. They will look to build on their impressive performance against the surging Memphis Grizzlies.
The Memphis Grizzlies, who have reached their best five-game winning streak this season, were stopped by the Dallas Mavericks in a hard-fought game. Memphis was penalized with four technical fouls, including two against Dillon Brooks, who was subsequently sent off. They will have to learn to keep their composure against an experienced team like the LA Lakers.
Head coach Taylor Jenkins was visibly frustrated on the sidelines. In a post-game interview, he said the Memphis Grizzlies lacked the aggressiveness that distinguished them during their best stretch of the season. The lack of aggressiveness could be attributed to the “little” fouls Dillon lamented.
Be that as it may, the Grizzlies will have to quickly forget this tough defeat in order to be able to hold their own against the suddenly strong LA Lakers.
Fixture: LA Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies | 2021-22 NBA season
Date & Time: Thursday, December 9th; 8:00 PM ET (Friday, December 10th; 6:30 AM IST)
Venue: FedExForum, Memphis, TN
Lakers vs Grizzlies game prediction
The LA Lakers have shown in the NBA what they are capable of when they are committed and dedicated, especially on the defensive end. Recently, they beat the Boston Celtics, who had the second best offensive percentage in the last 10 games. The Lakers won’t have the same problem on defense against the Memphis Grizzlies.
If the Memphis Grizzlies can build on their recent play, they could put the LA Lakers in a slow and ugly game. But their defense might not be good enough to stop LeBron James, who is impressive every time he is on the floor for the Lakers.
The purple and gold team could pick up another win at the Memphis Grizzlies.
Where to watch the Lakers vs. Grizzlies game
NBA League Pass will be broadcasting the game live. Local coverage of the game is available through Bally Sports Memphis and Spectrum SportsNet.