Memphis Grizzlies had 7 players with 1 or more blocks. With multiple alley-oop plays, the Grizzlies turned this game into highlights galore.
Steven Adams was efficient in limited minutes this game. He shot perfect 4 for 4 from the field, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block in 22 minutes. Adams was a match-up nightmare for Indiana as he powered his way inside on multiple occasions.
Adams ran this beautiful give-and-go play with Santi Aldama:
Memphis Grizzlies bought out all the tools in the shed dominated and scored 70 inside the paint area. On the defensive end, the Grizzlies had 11 steals and 8 blocks. Some of the defensive effort resulting a season-high of 38 fast break points for the Grizzlies.
The Indiana Pacers bench played well but they had little hope without Tyrese Haliburton and Myles Turner.
Ja Morant fishes 23 points, 10 assists, 3 rebounds and one block.
Morant made a case for the dunker of the year candidate, as he posterised Jalen Smith in the 3rd quarter. The jaw-dropping play left fans standing long after. This play will likely end up on NBA Top Shot, where you can own this particular moment later when they release it on the platform.
Tyus Jones has eight consecutive games with multiple 3-point made. He ended the game with 8 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steal with zero turnovers.
The Grizzlies are now 29 -13 in the season sharing the top spot of the west with the Denver Nuggets.
Desmond Bane always plays well in his home state Indiana, he scored at least 20 points for the last 2 times he played against the Pacers. Tonight he filled up all stats categories with a team-high 25 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and a block.
- Desmond Bane bought 200+ tickets for his family as well as kids and their caretakers from his hometown Richmond to watch him play. He did the same last time when he played in town.
Memphis will host the Phoenix Suns on their home floor on Monday local time.