With the 2014-15 NBA Playoffs for the Western Conference moving on in the 2nd Round with Game 3 as the No. 1 seed Warriors of Golden State are playing the No. 5 seed Grizzlies of Memphis with the Series of 7 games tied a 1-1 and this 3rd game is to be played at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee on Saturday the 9th of May 2015 with tip-off time at 8:10 PM ET and can be seen on ABC TV.
As the game comes around the bend the Vegas betting odds are favoring the Warriors of Golden State on the Point Line at -4 with the Total 196 and -180 on the Money Line, with the comeback on the Grizzlies of Memphis at +4 on the Point Line and +160 on the Money Line.
With the Series tied at 1-1 lets recap the Game 1 which was played on Sunday the 3rd of May in California as the Warriors beat the Grizzlies 101-86, then in the 2nd game also play in California on Tuesday the 5th of May as the Grizzlies beat the Warriors 97-90.
After this 3rd game on Saturday the 9th of May in Memphis the game remains in Memphis for the 4th Game on Monday the 11th of May with the Warriors at the Grizzlies and game time is 9:40 PM ET. Then the 5th Game moves to California on Wednesday the 13th of May with Grizzles at the Warriors with the time TBD. The 6th Game (if needed) will be played in Memphis on Friday the 15th of May with the Warriors at the Grizzlies with the time TBD. Then the 7th and Final Game will be played in California (if needed) on Sunday the 17th of May 2015 with the Grizzlies at the Warriors and the time to be determined.
If you’re a Golden State Warriors fan and you Bet on NBA at a Sportsbook, you know your team just blew that 2nd game of the playoffs with that 97-90 win by the Grizzlies. The Warriors loss in Game 2 came as a shock as that loss was their 1st home defeat in their last 22 games, dating back to the 27th of January 2015. And they have no one to blame as they manage to turn the ball over some 20 times in that game 2 loss!
So now if Golden State wants to regain momentum and control of this 7 game series their perimeter offense has to improve. In Game 1 their offense had an amazing 3 point game averaging a whopping 46.5 percent where in Game 2 they only completed 6 of their 26 attempts for some 23.2 percent from 3-point range. The stars for the Warriors, K. Thompson and S. Curry were missing shots throughout the 2nd game and together only managed making 3 of 17 shots from 3-point range. Curry the recent elected 2014-15 MVP had 6 assists, 5 rebounds and scored 19 points in that Game 2. In their ultimate 9 games on the road Golden State is 6 and 3 against the spread and 7 and 2 straight up.
If you are a Grizzlies of Memphis fan your team for your information has another hero in M. Conley, who wears a mask protecting his face, but that did not stop him from leading Memphis to their win in that Game 2 completing 3 assists and scoring some 22 points in the game. That performance comes just 9 days after he has surgery to fix a facial interior fracture and he still managed to make 8 of his 12 field goal attempts.
Apart from Conley other players that stepped up were M. Gasol with 15 points, Z. Randolph with 20 points and C. Lee with 13 points also in double/digits. Yes, and let us not forget the great defensive play of T. Allen who guarded the Warriors Thompson and allowed him only to make 1 of his 6 3-points shots in that game 2. Before this game 2, Golden State in postseason average 110 points per game, and in this Game 2 they were held to only 90 points by the frisky Grizzlies of Memphis. Memphis in their ultimate 5 home games are 4-0-1 against the spread and 5 and 0 straight up. The prediction in this Game 3 is that the Warriors beat the Grizzlies 102-99 and take lead in the 7 game series 2-1 over Memphis.