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Ja Morant hits 52 points as Grizzlies defeat Spurs 118-105

Ja Morant hits 52 points as Grizzlies defeat Spurs 118-105

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Mar 01
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Ja Morant has always been one of the most interesting NBA prospects ever since he entered the league. Everybody knows that it was only a matter of time before he started crushing records, and on February 28th, 2022, he did just that.

The All-Star point guard scored 52 points for the Memphis Grizzlies in a historic regular season game against the San Antonio Spurs.

“It’s got to be the 50,” Morant said post-game when asked about his notable performance, adding: “I’m thankful for my teammates, my coaches. They believe in me and have all the confidence in the world that I’ll make the right plays.”

That is currently the franchise’s all-time scoring record for the regular season games. The previous record holder was Morant himself with 46, which he set last Saturday, against the Chicago Bulls. The record scoring at 22/30 shooting lifted the Grizzlies to a win against the Spurs with a score of 118 – 105.

Even Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich had nothing but praise for the 22-year-old.

“He’s a beautiful player,” Popovich said. “What else can you say about him? It’s not just that he’s athletic. Everybody says, ‘He’s athletic.’ Somebody says, ‘He’s a freak of nature,’ because he’s so fast. … But he makes decisions. He knows what is going on on the court. So, you combine that cerebral part of his game with his athleticism and you’ve got a special kid.”

Morant has been one of the most electrifying players ever since his rookie season back in 2019. That is one of many things the 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year is known for to league fans and he stayed true to that in this game.

  • Memphis Grizzlies

    The Memphis Grizzlies are an American professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • Ja Morant

    Temetrius Jamel "Ja" Morant is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association .

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  • San Antonio Spurs

    The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio.

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  • Gregg Popovich

    Gregg Charles Popovich is an American professional basketball coach and executive who is the president and head coach of the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association .

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