Sun. Jun 4th, 2023

FILE – Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies seems to be on throughout the second half in opposition to the Houston Rockets at FedExForum on March 22, 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee. Justin Ford/Getty Pictures/AFP

Ja Morant and Desmond Bane mixed for 52 factors to assist the visiting Memphis Grizzlies beat the Atlanta Hawks 123-119 and lengthen their successful streak to 6 video games on Sunday.

Morant, in his first begin since getting back from an eight-game suspension, scored 27 factors and had six assists. Morant made three free throws with 2:35 left to offer the Grizzlies a six-point lead and rebuff an Atlanta comeback.

Bane scored 25 factors, together with a clutch driving basket with 1:39, with 5 assists.

the physique management tho @JaMorant

— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) March 26, 2023

Memphis (47-27) additionally received 15 factors and eight rebounds every from Jaren Jackson Jr. and Xavier Tillman Sr.

Atlanta (37-38) was led by Trae Younger with 28 factors and 10 assists and Clint Capela with 18 factors and 16 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter returned after lacking Saturday’s recreation with a sore knee and scored 17.

Atlanta has scored 100-plus factors in 50 consecutive video games, the second-longest streak in franchise historical past and the longest such streak within the NBA.

Atlanta is now tied for the Japanese Convention’s No. 8 spot with Toronto, which beat Washington on Sunday.


— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) March 26, 2023

The Grizzlies took benefit of Atlanta’s poor 3-point taking pictures (1-for-9) within the first quarter to take a 34-27 lead. Memphis led by as many as eight factors within the second quarter and was forward 61-56 at halftime.

The primary half ended when the Grizzlies’ Jackson blocked John Collins’ shot and knocked the ahead to the courtroom with six seconds left. Jackson was referred to as for a foul and assessed a technical for arguing, as was Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins, who needed to be restrained.

The Grizzlies challenged the foul name and it was overturned, however the two technicals remained. Younger made each free throws.

The sport was tied thrice within the third quarter, however Memphis regained management and led 96-89 going into the ultimate quarter. The Hawks twice drew to inside one level, however a 12-4 run – sparked by 5 factors from reserve David Roddy – stretched the result in 112-103 with 6:50 remaining.

Memphis returns dwelling on Tuesday to play Orlando within the first of a three-game homestand. Atlanta completes its three-game homestand on Tuesday in opposition to Cleveland.


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