Steven Adams shows brilliance as Grizzlies streak ended

Steven Adams managed to get another double-double for the season with 16 points and 17 rebounds. He started the game hot in the first quarter scoring and led the game with 9 points and 7 rebounds in the first quarter alone.

Adams served a facial on Juan Toscano-Anderson:

A scary moment for Adams fans, as he slowed to get up holding his hips after tangling with Thomas Byrant late 2nd the quarter. But he seemed to move freely after his teammates helped him up.

Dillion Brooks had a very physical battle with Lebron James the whole game. He held James’s shooting percentage at 35.7% at the half. And James was able to draw an offensive foul on Brooks.

While the teams walked back to their locker room, a media member had words exchanged with Dillion Brooks. Adams and Grizzlies teammates stepped in between. Team staff and security were involved and de-escalated the situation before the halftime show.

Adams had 7 offensive rebounds by Mid 3rd quarter before getting a rest. Morant put his foot down on the gas paddle after scoring only 6 points in the first half, he scores 12 points in the 3rd quarter alone.

The Grizzlies outworked the Lakers on the offensive rebound the whole game dominating the paint. Scored 64 points inside the restricted area and 39 second-chance points.

With 3 mins and 3 points behind, the lakers taking a “hack-a-Adams” approach as soon as he gets the ball. Even after making 2 free throws, Coach Jenkins subbed Adams out.

Brooks did a great job defending James the whole game until he finally fouled out with less than 2 minutes remaining in the game. He ended the game with 9 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal. 

The lakers kept the game close with some good defensive efforts and with aggressive attacks they were able to get to the free-throw line. The game was within 1 point with 13.2 seconds left.

With 7.5 seconds remaining, Dennis Schroder stole the ball from Banes around midcourt, scored and was able to draw a foul. Schroder free throw gave the lakers a 2-point lead. 

Grizzlies had a chance to tie the game up with Brandon Clarke on the free-throw line. He had a terrific night making all 7 of his shoots scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. However after the Grizzlies made 9 free-throw in a row, Clarke missed his last free throw. The lakers won 122:121. The grizzlies’ win steak ended at 11. 

Interesting fact:

Tyus Jones led NBA in the Assist-to-Turnover ratio for 4 consecutive years. 

What’s next:

Memphis looking to bounce back against the Suns on Sunday local time.

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