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.
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).
The Associated Press