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Thanks to two decisive actions from Ja Morant at the end of the game, Memphis defeated Golden State (116-108) on Tuesday and goes on to a tenth consecutive victory, best current series in the NBA and franchise record. “I think there’s no doubt he’s an All-Star player. The real debate is rather: “is he the best point guard in the league?” “Assured Desmond Bane, Memphis back, of his teammate Ja Morant in early January.
Tuesday night, against Golden State and Stephen Curry, the best point guard at the start of the season lived up to these words. The No. 12 Grizzlies (29 points, 8 assists) signed two decisive actions late in the game to snatch victory (116-108). The 10th consecutive success of the Tennessee players, a record in the history of the franchise. While Memphis was three points ahead (111-108) 45 seconds from the buzzer, Morant attacked the circle before concluding with a “floater” (one-handed shot) despite the defense of Gary Payton II. Twenty seconds later, the point guard did it again, dropping off Andrew Wiggins at high speed before concluding with a layup, with the fault of the Warriors winger, to fold the game.
Curry and Thompson weren’t enough For his second game, after a dashing comeback against Cleveland, Klay Thompson played 19 minutes, preserved by Steve Kerr. The rear was on the floor at the end of the game, to try to snatch the victory. But like Stephen Curry, he was clumsy in the final minutes (14 points, 5 of 13 shooting). Curry signed a triple insufficient double (27 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists). “It was a great game.
Two of the best teams in the league. (Memphis) are the fittest team and we gave ourselves a chance but we didn’t play well enough to win, ”admitted Steve Kerr after the match. In addition to Morant, the Grizzlies collective responded with 17 points from Tyus Jones (5 of 5 three-pointers) and 14 from Brandon Clarke, both substitutes. The French interior Killian Tillie did not come into play. In the standings, Golden State (30 wins – 10 losses) leaves Phoenix alone to take the lead in the Western Conference. The Grizzlies return to Utah, in difficulty without Rudy Gobert, in third place (29 wins – 14 losses).