NBA Playoffs Pre-Gamin': Grizzlies at T-Wolves (6:30 CT), Mavericks at Jazz (8:00 CT), Warriors at Nuggets (9:00 CT)

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NBA Playoffs Pre-Gamin’: Grizzlies at T-Wolves (6:30 CT), Mavericks at Jazz (8:00 CT), Warriors at Nuggets (9:00 CT)

Chicago Bulls

We’ve got a pair of series tied at one-game-a-piece, while Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors look to push Nikola Jokić and the Nuggets to the brink of elimination tonight in Denver.

Memphis Grizzlies at Minnesota Timberwolves

Western Conference Quarter-Finals: Game 3

Anthony Edwards and the Minnesota Timberwolves landed the first punch on the Memphis Grizzlies. Still, Ja Morant responded in the way many expected, just missing a triple-double with 23 points, 10 assists, and 9 rebounds. Morant got plenty of help from his teammates, though, with six other Grizzlies scoring in double figures. Memphis now heads to Minnesota with the series tied at one-a-piece.

Broadcast Info & Game/Series Details

Tip: 6:30 PM (CT)
TV: TNT
Location: Target Center – Minneapolis, Mn.
Series: Tied 1-1
Odds: MEM -2, O/U 236

Starting Lineups

Memphis Grizzlies

1. Ja Morant
2. Desmond Bane
3. Dillon Brooks
4. Jaren Jackson
5. Steven Adams

Minnesota Timberwolves

1. Patrick Beverley
2. D’Angelo Russell
3. Anthony Edwards
4. Jarred Vanderbilt
5. Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury Report -MIN: NONE MEM: Santi Aldama DTD (knee), Killian Tillie OUT (knee)

Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz

Western Conference Quarter-Finals: Game 3

With Luka Dončić making his return to the Mavericks lineup tonight, Dallas will get a considerable boost despite being seven-point dogs on the road, with the series shifting to Salt Lake City tonight.

In Dončić’s absence over the first two games of the series, Jalen Brunson shouldered the scoring load in a Game 2 victory scoring 41 points and logging 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and a pair of steals. He also drained six shots from long-range as the Mavericks evened up their series with Utah.

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Broadcast Info & Game/Series Details

Tip: 8:00 PM (CT)
TV: NBA TV
Location: Vivint Arena – Salt Lake City, Utah
Series: Tied 1-1
Odds: UTA -7, O/U 210

Starting Lineups

Dallas Mavericks

1. Luka Dončić
2. Jalen Brunson
3. Reggie Bullock
4. Dorian Finney-Smith
5. Dwight Powell

Utah Jazz

1. Mike Conley
2. Donovan Mitchell
3. Bojan Bogdanovic
4. Royce O’Neale
5. Rudy Gobert

Injury Report – DAL: Luka Dončić DTD (calf), Frank Ntilikina OUT (tonsillectomy), Tim Hardaway OUT (foot) UTA: Trent Forrest OUT (foot), Udoka Azubuike OUT (ankle)

Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets

Western Conference Quarter-Finals: Game 3

The Warriors always seem to find another gear when they’re playing in the NBA Playoffs, and this year is no exception as they have come out cooking even with Stephen Curry coming off the bench as he works his way back from injury. Speaking of which, Curry looked plenty comfortable in Game 2, dropping 34 points on 12-of-17 shooting and tallying 4 assists while hitting five triples in the Warriors’ victory.

Nikola Jokić has carried the Nuggets all season, but he lost his cool as the frustration of Draymond Green’s suffocating defense got to him in Game 2. The reigning MVP was ultimately ejected down the stretch, and I think we can all agree that if Jokić can’t play at an MVP level, this series might not make it back to Golden State.

Broadcast Info & Game/Series Details

Tip: 9:00 PM (CT)
TV: TNT
Location: Ball Arena, Denver, Co.
Series: GSW leads 2-0
Odds: GSW -2.5, O/U 223

Starting Lineups

Golden State Warriors

1. Stephen Curry
2. Jordan Poole
3. Klay Thompson
4. Andrew Wiggins
5. Draymond Green

Denver Nuggets

1. Monte Morris
2. Will Barton
3. Aaron Gordon
4. Jeff Green
5. Nikola Jokić

Injury Report – GSW: Andre Iguodala DTD (neck), James Wiseman OUT (knee) DEN: Jamal Murray OUT (knee), Michael Porter Jr. OUT (back)



Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is a Staff Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.