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FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee Attendance: 13,477
Grizzlies look to go 3-0 vs. Jazz
Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies
- After sweeping the Grizzlies last season, the Jazz have already lost two home games to Memphis this season, putting up their two lowest point totals of the season at home (84 and 100). Since 2010-11, these teams have met 30 times -- the Jazz have scored 100+ points twice.
- The Jazz shot a season-high 55.8 percent from the floor in their last game, a 123-115 win over Boston -- it was the highest field-goal percentage by any team against the Celtics since the 2016-17 season (Wizards shot 57.1 percent on Jan 24, 2017).
- The Grizzlies are the only Western Conference team yet to lose a home game this season. The team is shooting 48.9 percent from the floor at home (fourth in the NBA), and 41.1 percent from the floor away from home (worst in the NBA).
- Mike Conley scored 32 points on 24 shots in his last game, the second-most field-goal attempts in a game in his career (and most since Nov 7, 2015). It was Conley's eighth career game with 30+ points and one or no turnovers -- only Rudy Gay has more such games for the Grizzlies all-time (11).
- Joe Ingles matched his career-high with 27 points in his last game -- he set that career-high earlier this season after never scoring more than 24 in any other season. He also had seven assists -- the Jazz have never lost (6-0) when Ingles has at least 20 points and five assists.
- Rudy Gobert scored 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting against the Celtics and is averaging 16.4 PPG this season on 8.7 shots per game. There are 65 players in the NBA averaging 16.0+ PPG, and all except Gobert are taking more than 10 shots per game.
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MEMPHIS -- The Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies meet for the third time already this season when the teams attempt to build upon emotional wins Monday night.
The Grizzlies made a statement that they need to be taken seriously this season with 92-84 and 110-100 wins at Utah in the first three weeks of the season.
The Jazz had swept last year's season series 3-0 from a Grizzlies team that went on to lose 60 games.
But this year's Grizzlies edition is scripting a different story and will find itself taking the court Monday night in the wake of heart-stopping home wins over Denver and Philadelphia.
Grizzlies coaches and players were gushing after Saturday's 112-106 victory over the 76ers about the play of Mike Conley, who missed most of last season, including all three games against Utah, with an Achilles injury.
If there were any concerns about the star point guard's health, they were put to rest in a 42-minute performance during which he scored 32 points.
"He's been working his tail off," Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said of Conley, who has played at least 25 minutes in all 11 games this season. "He understands how vital he is to us, the load that he has to bear. He's been getting in extra work."
Conley also contributed a last-minute hoop to Wednesday's 89-87 win over Denver, and has totaled 51 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists and four steals in the two victories over Utah.
The Jazz swept a pair of games at Memphis against the Conley-less Grizzlies late last season and began this year with four straight road wins before dropping their last two.
Like Memphis, they are coming off arguably their best win of the year, an emotional 123-115 victory over Boston on Friday night in Gordon Hayward's first return since leaving as a free agent.
Some teams would suffer a letdown after such a win, but the two earlier home shockers against the Grizzlies have captured his team's full attention, Jazz coach Quin Snyder told reporters Saturday.
"Having (played) them earlier in the year, I think it's an opportunity for us to get better. I think we will," Snyder proclaimed. "Those are experiences, as a team, that can help hone you and focus you."
The Jazz have won two in a row, but now embark on a stretch in which they will play 10 of 12 on the road.
A rematch with Boston looms as part of a five-game trip that tips off in Memphis.
The Grizzlies, meanwhile, will be wrapping up a three-game homestand. They haven't lost at home this season (5-0).
Memphis used different means in recording its sweep at Utah.
The Grizzlies limited the Jazz to 35.4-percent shooting in the 92-84 win, harassing Utah guards Ricky Rubio and Donovan Mitchell into a combined 7-for-25 performance.
Memphis then got its offensive rolling behind Conley's 28 points in the rematch, shooting 50.7 percent from the field. Fellow starters Marc Gasol, Garrett Temple and Jaren Jackson Jr. complemented Conley with a total of 42 points on 17-for-31 shooting.
Updated November 11, 2018