Ja Morant scored 17 of his 28 points in the third quarter to take the Los Angeles Clippers 120-108. The Memphis Grizzlies point guard also added 5 rebounds and 5 assists under his belt with a remarkable 13 of 21 shooting from the field.
Dillon Brooks and Jaren Jackson Jr. each contributed 18 points; Desmond Bane had 16 points, and Brandon Clark finished with 14, 10 of them in the fourth quarter.
For his part, Paul George stood out in Los Angeles with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 6 basket passes; followed by Reggie Jackson with 18 points; and backup Luke Kennard at 15.
«We were active in defense. And when they had their streaks, we did not let up, “said Dillon Brooks in the middle. ESPN. “We got steals, and we ran the court up and down to make the plays for the others. We are all happy with the result, and we are already preparing for the next game, “he explained.
Tennessee’s were ahead for most of the match; However, they managed to extend their advantage to 20 points difference with four consecutive actions of the aforementioned Brandon Clarke in the final stretch.
«In defense it is very difficult to stop him. He can shoot three, he can shoot from the middle distance, float the ball or reach the opponent’s ring, “said Morant about his teammate’s abilities.
The Grizzlies’ offense was a difficult roller to stop with 54.2% shooting from the field (52/96 attempts) and 11 of 26 on 3-pointers against one of the best defenses in the NBA.
«We had serious problems controlling the ball in attack. We didn’t do a good job taking care of the ball, and they went deep in the paint, “admitted Tyronn Lue.
On the next day the Clippers visit the New Orleans pavilion today Friday; and the Grizzlies travel to Minnesota to play in the early hours of Saturday.
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