Late in the showdown between Memphis and Golden State, Ja Morant came up huge with a driving lay-up to help seal the Grizzlies win.
On Tuesday night, NBA fans everywhere were treated to an awesome Western Conference matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors. This one came down to the wire and as you might have guessed, Ja Morant wanted the ball in his hands late.
Morant delivered for his team, scoring a running left-handed lay-up with less than a minute to go to help lock in the victory. Morant was fired up and even stared down a little kid in a Warriors jersey. Now, Morant has explained what went down.
Ja Morant is ready to send a Memphis jersey to the kid he stared down
That quote right there from Morant is priceless. It was one thing for him to help Memphis beat the Warriors, but he had to make sure the young Warriors fan in the stands knew how much that shot meant to him too. At the end of the day, he doesn’t want any Warriors fans in the stands in Memphis, which is why he’s ready to hook up this youngster with a fresh jersey.
In case you missed the video of Morant’s play and follow up with the boy, we’ve got you covered below.
With the win, in which Morant was the game’s high scorer with 29 points, the Grizzlies are now 29-14 on the year, while Golden State is 30-10. Both teams are chasing the No. 1 Suns, who are currently 31-9 this campaign.
Whenever Memphis and Golden State face-off, it’s always going to be a fun matchup. The two sides will next face off on March 28, once again at the FedEx Forum in Memphis.