Lakers vs. Grizzlies: Game 4 Prediction, TV Channel, Odds, Live Stream NBA Playoffs

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There were plenty of off-field fireworks leading up to Saturday’s Game 3 between the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies, but very little of it translated to the game itself. The Lakers blitz the Grizzlies for a 35-9 demolition in the first quarter. The Grizzlies fought back to make things somewhat competitive, but a Laker victory was never seriously in question, and they eventually edged out the Grizzlies 111-101.

Now the Grizzlies are on the defensive. They went down the road with a disappointing 16-25 this season and now they need at least one road win to win this series. The Lakers can take an impressive 3-1 lead on Monday, and while that wouldn’t close the series, it would put them in great shape to advance to the second round at some point in the next week. Here’s everything you need to know leading up to Game 4.

(2) Memphis Grizzlies vs. (7) Los Angeles Lakers

  • Date: Monday April 24 | Time: 10 p.m. ET
  • Place: Crypto.com Arena — Los Angeles, California
  • TV channel: TNT
  • Chances: Lakers -4.5; O/U 220.5 (via Caesars Sportsbook)

Storylines

Lakers: LeBron James and Anthony Davis have kept their part of the bargain in this series, but the real story so far is the rise of their young role-players. Austin Reaves finished Game 1 with a 14-point fourth quarter. Rui Hachimura makes two-thirds of his field goal attempts. Even D’Angelo Russell came in on the fun Saturday with 17 big points in the win. These are the players the Lakers need if they plan to take a serious win at the Western Conference crown. How will they react to a desperate opponent? We’ll know on Monday.

Grizzlies: So… does Dillon Brooks ever plan to support his mountain of nonsense? He has defended James well in parts of three games, but he himself shoots a pathetic 13-of-40 from the field against the Lakers. His Game 3 ejection put the already skinny Grizzlies in an even more precarious position regarding their depth. Brooks is a free agent after the season. At this point, he’s not exactly endearing himself to his teammates or organization with his antics. Can he turn things around? Or will the Lakers”turn it off immediately‘, as he hoped to do with James?

Prediction

James smells blood in the water. The Lakers did the hardest when they won Game 1 on the road. Now all they have to do is take care of things at home to end this streak and move on to the second round. Waiting for them will be the exhausted remnants of the Golden State Warriors or the Sacramento Warriors, who are currently engaged in an exhausting probably seven-game war that should put the victor in a difficult position even after advancing. This is a golden opportunity for the Lakers, so expect them to come out aggressively in Game 4 in hopes of getting rid of it as quickly as they did in Game 3. The pick: Lakers -4.5





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