Memphis Grizzlies vs. Boston Celtics: Preview, Analysis, and Predictions

January 1st, 2013 by Josh Benjamin Leave a reply »

Here we have a game of two surprising teams. The Memphis Grizzlies have been surprisingly good, looking even better than they have last season. On Wednesday night, they will head to Boston to take on the Celtics, who have been surprisingly weak this season.

After coming within one win of the NBA Finals last season, Boston has struggled on defense and is currently the worst rebounding team in the league. Their age is starting to show, and opposing teams are taking full advantage.

Contrastingly, Memphis is one of the league's youngest teams. All but two of the team's players are under 30, and they play together as a strong, cohesive unit despite being inexperienced as a whole.

Boston needs to take full advantage of that when the Grizzlies visit TD Garden. The Celtics have lost three games in a row are just barely in the Eastern Conference playoff race, whereas the Grizzlies are starting to make a lot of noise in the West.

Both teams will be looking for a big win in this game, and defense will definitely be on both coaches' minds. In a matchup of youth vs. experience, it's really anybody's game.


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