NBA – WED 2/13 | 8:00 PM EST | UNITED CENTER
Memphis Grizzlies were at home on Tuesday evening as they hosted the Spurs in a Southwest Division matchup. The Grizzlies entered that game 14th in the Western Conference, 7.5 games behind the Kings for the final playoff spot. Memphis is 2-5 in the second game of back to back situations this season. The Grizzlies put up just 95.4 points per game, which is less than their full season average of 100.3 points a night. Memphis allows 107.3 points per game in the second game of back to backs, which is worse than their season mark of 103.4 points per game
Chicago Bulls fought with the top team in the Eastern Conference but ended up coming up short against the Bucks Monday evening. The Bulls come in Tuesday 13th in the Eastern Conference, 14 games behind the Pistons for the final playoff spot. Chicago fall behind by just one at the half and was still within one with 2:14 to go in the third quarter before giving up an 8-1 run to close the stanza. The Bulls got as close as three with 2:55 to play in the game but were outscored 12-2 the rest of the way. Chicago shot 38.5 percent from the field, including nine of 26 from three-point range, and lost the rebounding battle 49-45. Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 27 points and seven assists in the loss.
The Bulls haven’t won a home game since Dec. 21. Yes…that’s correct their franchise-record home losing streak sits at 11 games. While the Grizzlies had to travel after a hard-battle, one-point home defeat Tuesday, they could get Mike Conley (illness) back in the lineup. Memphis has covered 7 of 9. Take the points with a Grizzlies team that has not given up.