With the 2015 NBA Playoffs for the Conference Championship drawing closer we now have the Western Conference Second Round Game 4 with the No. 1 seed Warriors of Golden State playing the No. 5 seed Grizzlies of Memphis with the game being played at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee with the tip-off scheduled for 9:40 PM ET with the Grizzlies of Memphis leading the Series 2 to 1 and will be seen on TNT TV.
The opening odds at Vegas have the Warriors even as the trail in the Series as the favorites at -4 ½ with the Total at 196 and -210 on the Money Line, with the comeback on the Grizzlies of Memphis at +4 ½ and +175 on the Money Line.
Recapping the 3 Games played in this series to date; the 1st Game was played in California on Sunday the 3rd of May with the Grizzlies at the Warriors and the Warriors won that 1st Game 101-86. In the 2nd Game played also in California the Grizzlies beat the Warriors 97-90. In the 3rd Game played in Memphis with the Warriors at the Grizzlies, Memphis won the Game by 10 points 99-89 and takes the 2-1 Series lead with this 4th Game also in Memphis on Monday the 11th of May 2015.
After this 4th Game the Series moves back to California for the 5th Game on Wednesday the 13th of May with the Grizzlies playing the Warrior with the time TBD. Then the 6th Game (if needed) will be played back in Memphis on Friday the 15th of May with the Warriors at Memphis with the time TBD. The 7th and Final Game (if needed) will be played in California on Sunday the 17th of May 2015.
With this Series winding down, the No. Warriors appear to be struggling and must win this game 4 to stay health in the series. The last win by the Grizzlies halted the Warriors offense then beat them inside and now have a great opportunity to go up 3-1 in the series.
If you are a Warriors of Golden State fan at Bet on NBA at NBA Sportsbooks then you Splash Brothers of Golden State have been chilled out on their 3-pointers in their 2 ultimate games, and we wonder if they can get warmed up in time to tie this series up at 2-1 or fall to 1-3 to Memphis.
The Warrior breezed through the 2014-15 series, and now is facing adversity for the 1st time in these playoffs with the Memphis Grizzlies. Their star and MVP S. Curry has chilled out as against Memphis he scored 21 whereas in previous games he scored 34 points on average. From 3-point range he shot 27.5% whereas before it was 41.8%. The other Splash Brother K. Thompson performance also has chilled as he had 17 points and on shot 34% from 3-point range in the last 2 outings.
If the Warriors are to turn this series around, it seems very simple in that they just need to begin completing their shot attempts, another words scoring, as they did throughout the 2014-15 season as they ranked second in the NBA in scoring during the regular season.
For those that are fans of the Grizzlies of Memphis your team is not a good match-up for the Warriors, but that’s on paper but in the last two games it’s been the opposite, but then it’s hard to believe they will continue to chill the Splash Brothers of Thompson and Curry for another game. Their inside game with M. Gasol and Z. Randolph has been winning them games as they had a combined score of 44 points and some 24 rebound in that last game 3.
That and their incredible physical defense has shut down one of the better offenses in the NBA and thus far in 2 of the games they held the Warriors to 90 points or less, and that’s only the 3rd time this complete season that the Warriors have not scored at least 90 points or more. Now you Grizzlies think they have found the scheme to beat Golden State, and they are now challenged to keep the pace up and running. In the last nine games the Grizzlies are 7-1-1 against the spread.
The experts however predict the Splash Brother will heat up their shooting ant the Warriors of Golden State will beat the Grizzles of Memphis 105-91 to tie the series at 2-2!