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    Grizzlies +11 @ Lakers

    It’s tough to evaluate how teams will respond in their first game after the All Star break following at least a week off. That is the case for the Lakers in this match up, playing for the first time in nine days. The Grizzlies have an advantage here, able to shake the rust off at Sacramento on Thursday night. Normally playing on a back-to-back is a disadvantage for NBA teams, but in this situation the back-to-back shouldn’t hinder Memphis right after the long break. The Lakers have a marquee national TV game just 36 hours after this one against the rival Celtics on Sunday afternoon, so there is the threat of a look-ahead spot for L.A., as well. 11 points is a lot to ask the Lakers to clear in this schedule spot where they could battle some rust against a Grizzlies team that has already returned to game speed.

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