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Ja Morant leads Grizzlies over Suns 114-113

Ja Morant leads Grizzlies over Suns 114-113

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Dec 28
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The Memphis Grizzlies (21-14) defeated the Phoenix Suns (26-7) 114-113 on a last second shot by Ja Morant on Monday.

After losing their previous three games, the Grizzlies are now on a two-game winning streak. As a Top 4 team in the Western Conference, Memphis has shown they can win big games on the road and will be a dangerous team come playoff time.

The Suns have now lost two consecutive games after also falling to the Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day.

Phoenix led 113-112 Grizzlies after Devin Booker hit a crucial three-pointer.

Then, in the final five seconds, Ja Morant drove through a wall of defenders to sink the winning shot for the Grizzlies. Four players had opportunities to stop him, but were unable to do so.

In 34 minutes on the floor, Morant scored 33 points, his highest-scoring numbers since returning from injury and protocol. The forward added four rebounds, four assists, two steals, and made 3 of 5 three-point shots.

Following his last-gasp drive, Morant presented his game jersey to none other than the father of Suns’ star Chris Paul. They shared a heartfelt hug after the exchange. It is no secret that the Grizzlies point guard is a huge fan of Chris Paul. The gesture may have been motivated by a desire to honor “The Point God” by presenting his jersey to Paul’s father.

The Grizzlies will take on the struggling Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.

  • Ja Morant

    Temetrius Jamel Morant is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association . He played college basketball for the Murray State Racers,

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  • Phoenix Suns

    The Phoenix Suns are an American professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. They compete in the National Basketball Association ,

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  • Memphis Grizzlies

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

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  • Chris Paul

    Christopher Emmanuel Paul , nicknamed "CP3" and "Point God", is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association .

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