Two teams that have disappointed in the start of the season will meet this Saturday as the Brooklyn Nets take on the Memphis Grizzlies, at 8 PM ET at FedExForum.
The Grizzlies are 8-7 this season with a 3-4 record at home; their last win came against the Boston Celtics after losing to the Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs.
“We’re playing well. Everyone’s contributing. We’ve got to continue to do that,” Jerryd Bayless said after scoring 22 points against Boston. “We still have Zach and Zach’s a premier big man in the league. We’ve got to continue to get him the ball and he’s capable of doing great things.”
“That’s why it’s a game of adjusting, changing,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “If you look at the game, you give yourself a chance to win. We were never quite back in the game.”
The Brooklyn Nets are 4-11 this season, and they are truly the most disappointing team in the NBA. They should be in the top teams in the East, but instead they have the third worst record.
Nets coach Jason Kidd was fined $50K after spilling water on purpose into the court in the game against the Lakers to get extra time.
“The cup slipped out of my hand,” Kidd said. “I was getting tired, sweaty palms. I was never good with the ball. So, in the heat of the battle, you’re trying to get guys in and out of the game, and the Coke fell out of my hands.”
The Grizzlies are 8.5 point favorites over the Nets for Saturday’s game.
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