Grizzlies Edge Pelicans in Morant’s Stellar Performance

Grizzlies Edge Pelicans in Morant’s Stellar Performance

And Morant scored 31 points and Jaren Jackson Jr. scored four of his 19 points in overtime as the visiting Memphis Grizzlies improved to 4-0 after Morantand#039’s comeback to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 116-115 on Tuesday night. Desmond Bane added 27 points, Marcus Smart 13 and Jackson 10 rebounds as the Grizzlies beat the Pelicans for the second time in eight days, the first win coming in Morantand#039’s season debut following a 25-game suspension.

in season Brandon Ingram scored 24 points, Zion Williamson had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 13 rebounds, CJ McCollum had 16, and Dyson Daniels (11) and Trey Murphy III (10) added double figures off the bench. . For the Pelicans. The score was tied at 109 before Jackson made back-to-back drives to give Memphis a four-point lead with 51 seconds left in overtime.

The Grizzlies didn’t relinquish the lead when McCollumand#039;s 3-pointer as time expired pulled the Pelicans to within one. The Pelicans tried to extend their one-point lead with 8.5 seconds left in regulation. After the Grizzlies scored a jump ball, Jackson was fouled with 0.4 seconds left. He made the first free throw to tie the game, but missed the second, sending the game into overtime.

McCollum scored five points and Williamson four as New Orleans extended a five-point halftime lead to nine early in the third quarter. Morant had an assist and hit a three-pointer and two free throws to help the Grizzles pull within two with 6:26 left. Ingram scored nine points and added an assist in a 19-8 game that boosted the Pelicansand#039; 80:67 at the end of the third quarter.

Smart made back-to-back 3-pointers to start Memphisand#039; fourth-quarter score and then added an assist and a layup as the Grizzlies trailed 84-77 with less than three minutes left in the fourth. Baneand and Vince Williams Jr.’s three-pointer. kaj#039’s 3-pointer helped Memphis get within four, 97-93 with 3:34 left. Bane then hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead to one with 33.6 seconds left

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