Morant, Memphis set for matchup with New Orleans

Memphis Grizzlies (9-5, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (7-6, seventh in the Western Conference)

New Orleans; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Ja Morant leads Memphis into a matchup with New Orleans. He currently ranks ninth in the league scoring 28.8 points per game.

The Pelicans are 2-0 in division play. New Orleans ranks second in the Western Conference in rebounding averaging 45.3 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas leads the Pelicans with 10.1 boards.

The Grizzlies are 5-3 against Western Conference opponents. Memphis is second in the league scoring 16.0 fast break points per game led by Desmond Bane averaging 4.6.

TOP PERFORMERS: Zion Williamson is scoring 23.5 points per game and averaging 6.4 rebounds for the Pelicans. Trey Murphy III is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for New Orleans.

Steven Adams is averaging 6.8 points and 11.4 rebounds for the Grizzlies. Bane is averaging 3.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Memphis.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pelicans: 5-5, averaging 113.9 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game while shooting % from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.7 points per game.

Grizzlies: 6-4, averaging 113.3 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game while shooting % from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.3 points.

INJURIES: Pelicans: E.J. Liddell: out (right knee), Kira Lewis Jr.: out (knee).

Grizzlies: Desmond Bane: out (toe), Jaren Jackson Jr.: out (foot), Danny Green: out (knee), Ziaire Williams: out (knee), Ja Morant: out (ankle).

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