Santi Aldama starred in a couple of spectacular actions in the Madison Square Garden ante Hollywood and sports stars in the victory 123-127 his Grizzlies before the Knicks.
The 21-year-old, 7-foot-1 Spanish power forward, who came off the bench, helped Memphis win with 7 points (2 of 4 on 2-point shots and 1 of 3 on 3-pointers), 4 rebounds and 1 assist in 18 minutes.
Aldama starred in a couple of very spectacular actions in a Madison Square Garden full of entertainment stars (Pete Davidson, Emily Ratajkowski, Jim Gaffigan, Ben Stiller y Christine Taylor) and sports (John McEnroe) at the foot of the track.
Ja Morant: triple-double to catch up with Marc Gasol and problems with his shirt
The great protagonist of the party was I Morantwho led the Grizzlies with the fifth career triple-double, tying with Marc Gasol in Memphis history in this section of the game.
The stellar Morant, what a signing 27 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists and has won three of the four games he has played at Madison, had a problem at the end of the game when he promised his shirt to Derrick Rose… and his father asked him for it after the ‘triple-double’.
“Honestly, it was crazy, because it was the first time my dad asked me for my jersey after the game. So it was a little awkward. I had already planned to give it to Derrick Rose. At first I told him that I had already given it to him. said: ‘Ugh'”, explained Morant in statements published by the chain ESPN.
Dillon Brooks (23 points) and Jaren Jackson Jr (21 points) were the ideal teammates for Morant, who scored 10 points in the last quarter, at Madison.
Jalen Brunson (30 points) and RJ Barrett (22 points) were the best of a Knicks that have lost two straight and have lost four of their last five games.