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Golden State Warriors (21-20, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (18-19, 10th in the Western Conference)

Memphis; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Andrew Wiggins and the Golden State Warriors visit Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies in Western Conference play Friday.

The Grizzlies are 8-13 in Western Conference games. Memphis is 13-7 when winning the rebound battle and averages 45.1 rebounds per game.

The Warriors are 11-12 against Western Conference opponents. Golden State has a 13-6 record against opponents under .500.

The matchup Friday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Morant leads the Grizzlies with 7.6 assists and scores 19.4 points per game. Dillon Brooks is averaging 1.8 made 3-pointers and 15.3 points over the last 10 games for Memphis.

Wiggins is averaging 17.2 points and 4.5 rebounds for the Warriors. Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 0.8 made 3-pointers and scoring 13 points over the last 10 games for Golden State.

LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 5-5, averaging 112.9 points, 46.7 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 10 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107 points on 45.3% shooting.

Warriors: 5-5, averaging 109 points, 41 rebounds, 27.9 assists, nine steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115 points on 46.5% shooting.

INJURIES: Grizzlies: Jaren Jackson Jr.: out (knee).

Warriors: James Wiseman: out (health protocols), Stephen Curry: day to day (tailbone), Marquese Chriss: out for season (leg), Eric Paschall: out (health protocols), Klay Thompson: out for season (right achilles).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

By The Associated Press

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