Jones recorded 7 points (2-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, eight assists and two steals in Friday's 110-96 loss to Golden State. Jones saw a major minutes increase following Ja Morant's knee injury in Game 3. The seventh-year guard shot less than 26.0 percent from the field for the fourth time this series but remained impactful on the glass and as a facilitator.
Jones ended with 21 points (8-12 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, nine assists, one block and two steals in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 134-95 victory over the Warriors. With Ja Morant (knee) out for the series -- and likely for the remainder of the postseason -- Jones has been thrust into the starting point guard role for Memphis. The 26-year-old shined in the opportunity Wednesday, tying for the team lead with 21 points while pacing Memphis with nine assists. He also didn't commit any turnovers while collecting a pair of steals and a block across 24 minutes. Jones will again be asked to try to fill Morant's big shoes and help the Grizzlies avoid elimination in Game 6 on Friday.
Jones logged 19 points (8-18 FG, 3-7 3Pt), six rebounds, five assists and one block over 41 minutes during Monday's 101-98 loss to the Warriors. Jones couldn't be expected to match the production or impact of Ja Morant (knee), but he performed well in the superstar point guard's place despite the Game 4 loss. Jones finished second on Memphis with 19 points and committed only one turnover over a team-high 41 minutes. If Morant misses Game 5 on Wednesday, Jones will likely need to have another big game if the Grizzlies are to have a chance to extend the series.
Jones will start Monday's Game 4 against the Warriors, Mark Medina of NBA.com reports. Jones gets the nod in place of Ja Morant, who is out Monday due to knee soreness. The Duke product is averaging 7.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.1 steals through nine postseason contests.
Jones (hand) is out Sunday against the Celtics. Jones, along with the majority of the Grizzlies' regulars, will be sidelined for the regular-season finale. With Jones and Ja Morant (knee) unavailable, De'Anthony Melton will likely draw the start at point guard.
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