Moops possibly when Ja Morant finished his game against the PacersHe didn’t know exactly what he had done. I knew, of course, that had led his team to victory, 112-100, and with it to end a streak of five consecutive defeats. And he also knew, for sure, that he had achieved a triple-doble.
But what I didn’t know is that had done what no one before in the history of the Grizzlies. With his departure, Morant becomes the first Memphis player to sign a game on 10-25-15, that is, 25 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists. And it is that the point guard is destroying the barriers of his franchise by leaps and bounds. For Morant it is the seventh triple-double of his career with at least 20 points. In all of history, no Grizzlies player has managed more than two.
The Grizzlies were not doing well and they needed a game from their leader like the one that was marked against Indiana. Those, He did it against a team that is in free fall with a victory in the last 11 games. At 1-9, the Pacers are the worst team, along with the Spurs, in the last 10 games in the NBA.
Morant he finished with 27 points in addition to rebounds and assists and was second only to his teammate’s 28. Years Jackson Jr. Memphis had a bad first half and had to come back after the break. He did it with a 30-17 run in the third quarter.
He played a special role in the match Brandon Clarkeauthor of 13 points scoring his five pitches in play. For Morant it was his fifth triple-double of the seasonthe second in a row, and the Grizzlies extend their record when they play at home to a phenomenal 21-3.
“we needed it“, said Morant at the end of the game. “We needed this victory. Obviously the terrible streak of five defeats away from home had to be broken. Those, it wasn’t us, it wasn’t the Grizzlies, it wasn’t our identity.” In the second half, the Grizzlies were the Grizzlies and Morant was what he is, one of the best players in the basketball universe.