The Grizzlies went through the Barclays Center like a cyclone. Those from Tennessee made it clear that their great moment is not a flash of a day and added their fifth win in a row, overwhelming the Nets who are experiencing perhaps their worst streak of the season, and that is that they had never lost in three consecutive games before.
As is customary, Ja Morant took command of operations. The Memphis guard was excellent with 36 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists in a night in which Memphis dominated the score from the first minute to the last. Brooklyn had no option to fight for the win. In the absence of 10 minutes the visitors won by 28 points … Game over.
Since I got here, I have been saying that we deserve more respect. The things that we are doing now, obviously, will bring that recognition and everything else to come, ”explains Morant.
Morant had the excellent collaboration of Desmond Bane, who added up to 29 points and 8 rebounds. Despite this, the guard focused the praise on his partner, whom he undoubtedly sees in the NBA’s elite. “People will debate whether or not I should be an All-Star. I think we should be debating whether or not he is the best point guard in the league, “he says.
Brooklyn in trouble
Things are not working out at the Nets. Long a leader in the Eastern Conference, they are now second two games behind Chicago. They have lost three games in a row, which is surprising, but it is even more surprising that all of them have been at home. Kevin Durant, who scored 26 points, understands that they are lacking some attitude.
“It’s about coming into games with a sense of urgency on both sides of the court. We have to make the right plays both in attack and defense.
After Durantula the top scorer for the New Yorkers was James Harden with 19 points to which he added 8 assists. Also in scoring double figures were Nic Claxton (11), Blake Griffin (10) and Bruce Brown (10).
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