Yes Morant ended the spectacle between the Phoenix Suns and the Memphis Grizzlies with an exclamation point. Kristaps Porzingis didn’t mess up either. The NBA on Tuesday morning.
One against all: Ja Morant (2nd from right) in the almost artistic lay-up in the final second against the Suns.
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Thriller in the top game of the Western Conference! With an almost artistic lay-up in the final second, Ja Morant led the Memphis Grizzlies to a 114: 113 success with the previous leader Phoenix Suns and once again underlined that he is one of the most talented young professionals in the NBA. Against several opponents at the same time, the slim but nimble Guard pulled over the left side under the basket and completed the victory with a difficult lay-up.
In the remaining tenths of a second, the Suns, who had taken the lead with a threesome from Devin Booker (30 points) five seconds before the siren, managed a desperate throw. However, it did not fall through the ring, officially the 21st win of the season for the Grizzlies, who had another top man in their ranks in addition to Morant (33 points): Backcourt colleague Desmond Bane underlined his strong form with 32 points (career -Best value) with six threes. Phoenix (26: 7) slipped into second place behind Golden State (27: 6) due to the defeat in the west.
Dallas wins without Doncic
The Dallas Mavericks won a well-deserved victory, improving their record to 16:17. Even without Maximilian Kleber and without their Slovenian superstar Luka Doncic, the Texans defeated the Portland Trail Blazers away with 132: 117. The duo has also been included in the Corona protocol. The match winner was center Kristaps Porzingis, who finished a game full of highlights with 34 points, nine rebounds and five assists.
Theis is playing again
Daniel Theis, meanwhile, remains at the bottom of the Western Conference with the Houston Rockets. In the 99: 123 defeat at the Charlotte Hornets, the Texans had to accept their 24th defeat in ten wins. The former Bamberg Theis came back for the first time since December 16 and scored six points in just under 22 minutes.
Isaiah Hartenstein missed the Los Angeles Clippers in the 108: 124 home defeat to the Brooklyn Nets due to an ankle injury, Dennis Schröder missed the Boston Celtics in the 103: 108 with the Minnesota Timberwolves because he is on the so-called health and safety protocol of the league.
541. Player: Monroe is back
For the T-Wolves, Greg Monroe (31), who was signed on at short notice, came to the train after a season at Bayern Munich (2019/20) and a brief stint in Chimki near Moscow, most recently for Capital City Go-Go in the second-class G- League played. After landing on Monday lunchtime, the veteran signed a ten-day contract, then played 25 minutes in the evening – and he set a record: He was the 541st player to appear in this NBA season. Monroe did a pretty good job in his first NBA game since 2019 (for the Philadelphia 76ers), adding 11 points and nine rebounds.