HOUSTON Ja Morant To lead the team, scored 49 points and made five 3-pointers. Memphis Grizzlies To a victory of 129 to 122 over the Houston Rockets Friday night
Morant led the team for a night Desmond Bane Tyus Jones struggled. Bane missed just three of 16 shots, while Jones went 4-for-13 for 14 points. Jones scored 11 points.
After leading by 16 in halftime, the Rockets took the lead. The Grizzlies then used a huge run to take the lead in the third quarter.
After shooting 1.5 3s per game last season, Morant now has eight 3-pointers this season. Taylor Jenkins, Memphis coach, was asked if anyone can stop this young star because he has incorporated more 3-point shooting to his game.
He replied, “I don't believe so.” Ja has created an amazing game. You can only attack the entire game.
Stephen Silas, Houston coach, agreed.
Silas said, “It's changed everything because it's downhill.” “You have to respect the 3. “You have to honor the 3.
A basket by Brandon Clarke Memphis is up by 2 points Garrison Mathews Jabari Smith Jr. Houston led 108-104 after nine minutes.
Memphis led 118-110 with six minutes remaining when Morant scored five points during a 10-0 spurt.
Houston scored five points on a 3-pointer. Eric Gordon In less than two minutes, they were within five points. Morant made a jumper a few seconds later to increase the lead to125-118.
Jalen GreenRockets second pick in 2021 draft, was led by 33 points by Corey. After halftime, he was unable to score and scored only 13 points in the second period. Alperen Sengun The Rockets lost to 0-2 in this season's playoffs with 23 additional points.
After scoring 34 points in the opening game, Morant played another stellar game to help Memphis win a 115-112 overtime win over the Knicks.
He attempted his first five 3-point shots and did not miss until he made a shot in the fourth quarter.
He discussed why he has such a strong start to long-range shooting in this season.
He replied, “Work,” he said. “Locking myself inside the gym. Just trying to get as many shots as possible. “I have to keep going. Keep working even though my shots fall now.
Houston led by eight at the halftime break, but the Grizzlies took a lead of 80-79 with an 18-9 run in the second quarter. They had about eight minutes left in the third quarter and were leading 80-79.
Morant scored nine points during that stretch, while Bane added a final three-pointer.
The Grizzlies held on to their lead by one minutes after a dunk from Morant, before Green hit a 3-pointer for Houston, 87-85.
Houston trailed Houston 3 minutes later in the third. Houston scored the final 8 points of the quarter with a 3-pointer by Tari EasonTo take a 100-95 lead into fourth.