Extra Pass: Grizzlies eyeing 6th win in a row

Published January 8, 2023, 11:00 PMJC Ansis

The Grizzlies are looking to extend their winning streak to six games when they face the Jazz tomorrow.

What's up with the Grizzlies?

The Memphis Grizzlies are still one of the best teams in the West, only a half-game behind the Denver Nuggets.

Memphis is in the midst of a five-game winning streak, and that's because of the overall play of Ja Morant, who had the third-most All-Star votes when the first returns were released.

In the last encounter with the Jazz, Morant scored 37 big points, to go along with five rebounds and four assists. Since the new year rolled in, Morant has scored over 30 points in three of the four games.

Unfortunately, Morant is questionable to play in tomorrow's matchup because of right thigh soreness. Let's cross our fingers and hope he suits up. But with or without Morant, Memphis has enough pieces to keep their winning streak alive.

What's up with the Jazz?

Memphis has Morant but Utah has Lauri Markkanen, who continues to ball out this season. His progress this year has erased any doubts Utah Jazz fans had when the team traded away Donovan Mitchell in the offseason.

After exploding for a career-high 49 points in a win over Houston, Markkanen scored 28 in a loss to Chicago.

It's been an up-and-down ride for the Jazz since their hot start to the season but with the way Markkanen is playing, it won't be long till the Jazz get on another hot streak.

The Jazz are an undefeated 2-0 against the Grizzlies so far this season. Can Markkanen help Utah continue its dominance or will Memphis will finally chalk one up in the season series?

Where to watch

Catch all the action from the Grizzlies-Jazz game live tomorrow at 7:00 AM on NBA League Pass.