Morant produced 27 points (11-22 FG, 5-9 3Pt), 11 assists and seven rebounds across 40 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Jazz. Morant ended just three rebounds away from putting up a triple-double but his efforts were not enough to avoid the Grizzlies' elimination in the first round. The second-year floor general played at a very high level throughout the series, ending with two double-doubles and scoring at least 23 points in each game, despite facing a far more experienced opponent. Morant ends the playoff stretch averaging 30.2 points, 8.2 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game in five appearances.
Morant ended with 23 points (8-21 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 12 assists, six rebounds and one steal in 43 minutes during Monday's 120-113 loss to Utah. Morant continues to log heavy minutes for the Grizzlies as they lean heavily on their young point guard. While the future is bright for Morant, his lack of a reliable three-point shot remains a concern. With teams quickly adjusting to his style of play, he is going to need to expand his range should he wish to take his game to the next level. That said, he is still only 21 years of age and so time is absolutely on his side. Game 5 will be in Utah on Wednesday and knowing what we know about Morant, he is going to leave it all on the court as the Grizzlies look to extend the series.
Morant produced 28 points (10-23 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 6-8 FT), seven assists and three rebounds across 40 minutes in Saturday's 121-111 loss to the Jazz. A late-game charge by Morant and Grayson Allen wasn't enough to negate Donovan Mitchell's superb fourth quarter, but Morant's maturation process is reaping benefits entering the playoffs. As the future of the franchise, he's growing into a leadership role and has bounced back from an up-and-down regular season. Morant also provided footage for the highlight reel with a nifty 180-degree dunk, which is just one example of his raw talent.
Morant posted 47 points (15-26 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 15-20 FT), seven assists and four rebounds across 43 minutes Wednesday in the Grizzlies' 141-129 loss to Jazz in Game 2 of the series. The Jazz had their foot on the gas for most of the game with Donovan Mitchell (ankle) back in the lineup, but Morant did all he could to keep the Grizzlies in it until late in the fourth quarter. Morant's 47 points set a new career high (regular season or playoffs), and he also established new career bests in both free throws made (15) and attempted (20). In 43 minutes of action, the dynamic guard turned the ball over only four times.
Morant registered 26 points (11-21 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 35 minutes during Sunday's 112-109 win over the Jazz. The 21-year-old followed up Friday's 35-point performance with another solid scoring output to help lead the Grizzlies to a Game 1 upset victory over the top-seeded Jazz. Morant and Dillon Brooks were the only Grizzlies to score more than 20 points, as they combined for 57 on the night. Memphis will need the second-year guard to keep up his impressive scoring pace if they want to pull off another upset in Game 2 on Wednesday.
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