Washington Wizards: How to watch, injury report, and prediction

Washington Wizards John Wall and Memphis Grizzlies Mike Conley (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Washington Wizards John Wall and Memphis Grizzlies Mike Conley (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Washington Wizards take on the Memphis Grizzles in hopes to end their long road-trip with a victory.

It’s been hard to watch the struggles of the Washington Wizards on this road trip out West. They aren’t ending the journey in easy fashion as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies.

Washington has looked dysfunctional, defeated, and dumbfounded in their current losing streak. Playing the Los Angeles Clippers was going to be a tough game, but the Wizards looked as though they forgot how to play basketball altogether.

The Memphis Grizzlies are off to a decent start at 3-2, coming off a recent victory against the Phoenix Suns, 117-96. A healthy Mike Conley and Marc Gasol make a huge difference. On top of this rookie Jaren Jackson Jr., has played nicely in the first 5 games.

It’s never easy taking a walk down Beale st. in your blue suede shoes going against the Grizzlies. They have always been known to be a defensive team that grinds it out till the very end of games. The past few seasons have been rough, but things are trending in a different direction for them team this year.

Hopefully the Wizards can show some progress and end this long abysmal road trip on a positive note.

Let’s check out the details for tonight’s game.

Game Info

Game: Washington Wizards vs. Memphis Grizzlies

When: Wednesday, October 30

Where: FedEx Forum

TV: NBC Sports Washington, Fubo TV

Tip-Off Time: 8:00 pm Eastern Time

Injury Report

Wizards: Dwight Howard (Gluteal Soreness-Out), Markieff Morris (Concussion symptoms-Questionable)

Grizzlies: Chandler Parsons (Knee-Out), JaMychal Green (Broken Jaw-Out)

Projected Starting Lineup

Wizards: G-John Wall, G-Bradley Beal, F- Otto Porter Jr., F-Markieff Morris, C-Ian Mahinmi

Grizzlies: G-Mike Conley, G-Garrett Temple, F-Kyle Anderson, F-Jaren Jackson Jr., C-Marc Gasol


It’s tough to pick Washington at this point. They’ve played horrible defensively and aren’t playing team basketball. Scott Brooks has got to look to make some changes to provide some type of spark for this team.

The Wizards should be concerned in facing Gasol. Washington has been decimated at every stat category in the paint. He should have his way with whomever is taking on the challenge of guarding him.

Conley will give Wall a challenge as he is averaging 19 points and 6 assists. One thing that Conley does great is control the tempo of the game. He will make the Wizards play to his pace and work the inside-out game with Gasol.

The question for the Wizards is: What’s going to change?

To much one-on-one ball is being played on both the defensive and offensive ends. It’s also embarrassing when Kelly Oubre Jr. is the leading the team in rebounds at 5.8.  Just another reminder for everyone that Washington is getting out-rebounded every game.

The way Washington has been performing, it’s tough for me to pick them in this matchup. The Grindhouse is never an easy place to steal a win. I think the Grizzlies control the paint and the game to take this one in convincing fashion.

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Washington will have to go back home and figure out it’s problems before getting it’s next victory. A rousing 1-6 record seems to be heading in the Wizards’ direction.

Final Score: MEM-111, WSH-100

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