Friday NBA First Basket Props: Jaren Jackson Jr. Among 3 Plays for Grizzlies vs. Warriors Game 6

Friday NBA First Basket Props: Jaren Jackson Jr. Among 3 Plays for Grizzlies vs. Warriors Game 6 article feature image

Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Desmond Bane #22 and Jaren Jackson Jr. #13 of the Memphis Grizzlies.

NBA First Basket will break down some of his favorite NBA plays of the day here, and will track all his bets in The Action Network app.

Jaren Jackson Jr. | Steven Adams | Desmond Bane

PropJackson (+500) | Adams (+1000) | Bane 3-Pointer (+1200)
MatchupGrizzlies vs. Warriors
Time10 p.m. ET
Book WynnBet | BetMGM

The Warriors host a Grizzlies squad without Ja Morant in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals. Steven Adams (78% opening-tip win) will be taking on Jonathan Kuminga, who has yet to win a tip this season for Golden State. Even if Jaren Jackson jumps for Memphis, they should easily win the tip.

The Grizzlies score first 59% of the time while the Warriors score first 38% of the time. The Grizzlies have also scored first in each of the five playoff games in this series. They mauled the Warriors in Game 5 as Tyus Jones, Jackson and Desmond Bane all topped 20 points. With Jones at point guard, the Grizzlies appear to be in more of a routine of trying to get the ball down low to start the game.

My best first basket play tonight is Jackson, but I'm going to add Adams as a bit of a lotto play. Lastly, I’ll take Bane's 3-point exact method prop at even longer odds.


  • Jaren Jackson First Basket (+500, WynnBet) Risk 0.7 units
  • Steven Adams First Basket (+1000, WynnBet) Risk 0.35 units
  • Desmond Bane Exact method: 3-Pointer (+1200, BetMGM)  Risk 0.35 units

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