Before the series against the Grizzlies started, the outside world had already speculated that the Warriors would be in a tough fight, but what was unexpected was that it would be so difficult. Although the Warriors had a slight upper hand in the strength of the lineup, the Grizzlies The team has a strong style of play, full of vitality, and some restraints on the Warriors in terms of play, but even so, fans are still more optimistic about the Warriors. Although the Warriors grabbed the home field advantage in the first two games, they paid a very high price.
Especially in the second game of the series, the Warriors had a number of players injured. Among them, Payton II suffered a fracture of his right elbow, and he was reimbursed in this round of the series. Green was also swollen by the opponent’s eye socket. It can be seen that the intensity of the game is very strong, although Grizzlies giant Brooks was suspended for an additional game, but the Warriors are already full of wounded soldiers, and their promotion to the Western Conference Finals is about to hang. Just today, the Warriors encountered two major unfavorable factors. The Grizzlies will have fun.
First of all, the first negative factor is that there is still no specific time for Iguodala’s return. The Warriors announced that Iguodala will be reviewed in a week due to a cervical spine injury, which means that he will miss the semifinals G3-G5 games, although Iguodala will be absent. Godala’s state is not as good as before, but his defense can still help the team, especially after Payton II was injured, the Warriors desperately need Iguodala to come back to defend Morant, but it seems that Iguodala can’t be in the short term. Returning, Morant will have an easy time against the Warriors’ backline.
The second disadvantage is that the Grizzlies Adams is about to return to the team. Previously, Adams missed the first two games of the semifinals because of triggering the health and safety protocol. However, according to NBA reporters today, Adams has lifted the health and safety protocol and is expected to play on Sunday. In the third game of the Warriors’ series, although Grizzlies coach Jenkins did not make it clear whether Adams would participate in the third game, at least Adams could return in this round of the series.
Once Adams comes back, the Warriors will be more passive. You must know that the Warriors are very weak inside, and Green has suffered an injury again. Therefore, after the Grizzlies center Adams returns, the Warriors will suffer even more inside. In addition, Payton II and Igo The two of Dara will still be sidelined, so in this situation, the Grizzlies already have an advantage in this round of the series, which also makes the Warriors’ prospects for promotion less optimistic.