Morant Magic! Grizzlies Snatch Victory from Pelicans' Claws

Ja Morant is back in sensational fashion

by Sededin Dedovic
Morant Magic! Grizzlies Snatch Victory from Pelicans' Claws
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After a turbulent few months wrapped up in the 25-game suspension of their star Ja Morant, the Memphis Grizzlies finally found their game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. The Grizzlies overcame a double-digit deficit to pull out a 115-113 victory on the road, marking Morant's triumphant return in truly thrilling fashion.

The first half painted a bleak picture for Memphis. Trailing by 19 points at halftime, doubts seemed to have gripped the team, which was repeated several times throughout the season. But fueled by an electric Morant, the Grizzlies stormed back, cutting the deficit to a manageable 10 by the end of the third quarter.

Then came the fourth and Morant orchestrated a breathtaking finale. Three consecutive triples, each of which was masterful and silenced the home crowd. Finally, with the clock ticking down and the game on the line, Morant drove into the lane and scored with the sweet sound of the siren.

The Grizzlies pulled victory from the jaws of defeat, and FedExForum exploded in unbridled elation. Morant, in his long-awaited return, was the main star, recording 34 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Jaren Jackson Jr. he provided invaluable support with a solid 24 points and 8 rebounds of his own.

For New Orleans, Brandon Ingram's 34-point effort proved valiant but ultimately futile. Jonas Valanciunas, the leading scorer, had 22 points and 14 rebounds, but it wasn't enough to hold off the Grizzlies' late-game surge.

Steph Curry took down Boston in overtime

He hit a three-pointer at the end of overtime, finished with 33 points, so the Warriors eventually saved their home field against excellent visitors. Stef's move went around America, the speed with which he picked up the ball and hit it is retold, and Steve Kerr says that even though it was a very difficult shot, he had no dilemma.

Quite simply, it's Curry... Boston had its chances, especially in the finish, they did not make four attacks in the last two minutes of the regular part, but also in the last 60 seconds of overtime. Klay Thompson scored 24 points, scored when he needed it most, and set his hand in the last few matches.

By the way, tonight Klay overtook Vince Carter on the all-time list of three-pointers, now he is eighth. Boston continues their California tour, already tonight in Sacramento.

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