On May 20, the Golden State Warriors eked by the Portland Trail Blazers to punch a ticket to the 2019 NBA Finals. It was the Warriors sixth straight victory.
203 days later, they have a chance to finally have another winning streak.
After a narrow victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday, the Warriors are back home, hosting the Memphis Grizzlies. You can catch the action at 7:30 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Bay Area.
With a win, the Warriors would have two in a row. Two in a row!
Golden State and Memphis have already faced off once this year, with Golden State securing a 19-point victory back on November 19. So the Warriors have to like their chances: Not only did they win that game handily, but they were on the road, without D’Angelo Russell or Kevon Looney.
Those two are healthy now, as is Jacob Evans III, who is back for the first time since spraining his adductor on October 28.
Steve Kerr says Jacob Evans will play tonight. Evans has been out since suffering an adductor injury on Oct. 28th.— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) December 10, 2019
We’ll also be treated to a good Rookie of the Year battle between the Warriors Eric Paschall and the Grizzlies Ja Morant, two of the league’s top rooks.
Morant has missed the last four games due to back soreness, but is returning tonight in San Francisco.
Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant (back soreness) is available for tonight's game against the Warriors. Two rookie of the year candidates, Morant and Eric Paschall, on the court tonight.— Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) December 10, 2019
The Grizzlies aren’t good. The Warriors aren’t good.
But that doesn’t mean the game won’t be good.
Let’s go Warriors!