Jeremy Lin should play early and often tonight as the backup to Monta Ellis while Stephen Curry rests his sprained ankle for the second straight game. This move comes on the heels of Lin's energetic performance in the Warriors loss to the Lakers on Sunday.
The Warriors will be taking on the Memphis Grizzlies at home tonight 7:30 p.m. on CSNBayarea. The Grizz are coming off of their own blowout loss to the Lakers last night so the Dubs should have the edge from an energy standpoint at the very least. Mike Conley has been surprising some with his play this year so Monta will have his hands full tracking his presence on the court. This will be a great opportunity for Lin to prove his worth on the defensive end as he has been known to pressure the ball a bit more than most on the team.
The Warriors should not lose this game even without Curry as the Grizz will be without Zach Randolph. This game will have a direct bearing on the playoff aspirations of both teams so this is a must win for the Dubs. At home, rested, with time to prepare for the opponent this should be a good game.