The NBA has its magician: Morant did absolutely everything to finish above 50 points, lift the stadium with his shots over the buzzer and humiliate opponents with his trademark dunk. The Grizzlies won against the Spurs, but it is the least important thing in the history of a new superstar.
By Facundo Di Bona (@facudibona).
Ja Morant has rightfully become the National Basketball Association’s character of the season. The point guard left behind the label of being just a spectacular player and became the leader of a team like the Memphis Grizzlies.
A team that is already more than a revelation and that consolidated itself as the third force in the Western Conference after beating the San Antonio Spurs 118-105 in a game in which Morant confirmed his legitimate candidacy to be among the candidates for the MVP of the regular season.
An award for which he already has the endorsement of NBA legends like Allen Iverson, who after the great game of the Grizzlies point guard posted a photo on his Twitter account in which the MVP trophy, he won in 2001 can be seen next to the Memphis player’s jersey.
— Allen Iverson (@alleniverson) March 1, 2022
Morant extended his dream moment and – three days after his 46 points against the Chicago Bulls – scored 52 to knock off the Spurs, a career-best performance.
In fact, Morant became the first player in the last 33 years to break his franchise’s scoring record in consecutive games. The last to do so was Tony Campbell in 1989 for a Minnesota Timberwolves that had just been born and had barely played two games in the NBA.
Morant has made history with the Grizzlies, who have become the last NBA franchise to have at least one player score 50 points in a game.
— Bally Sports: Grizzlies (@GrizzOnBally) March 1, 2022
The Tennessee Grizzlies were the only team that hadn’t done it until the NBA’s hottest point guard broke down the last remaining wall.
He did it the way only he knows how: lifting the crowd and his teammates out of their seats. First with a spectacular play to end the second quarter.
Steven Adams pulls up from deep with four-tenths of a second left to play. The New Zealander dresses up as a quarterback and puts the ball on the other side of the field where Morant picks it up in the air and scores without falling to the ground.
There's no words for Ja Morant at this point. Unreal. pic.twitter.com/JgdalqABjB
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 1, 2022
A basket that was just an appetizer of what was to come. In the third quarter, the point guard decided to take his power for a walk and signed the dunk of the year in the NBA by hanging over a 2,13 like Jakob Poeltl in an action that will remain in the retina of all the fans present at the FedEx Forum.
Ja Morant just had the dunk of the year
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) March 1, 2022
Not only in points, but Morant scored another franchise record: shots from the field after closing the game with a spectacular 22 of 30, including four of four from three-point range.
These are the numbers that certify that we are facing the next great phenomenon of an NBA that is already surrendering at its feet. He has shown but above all talent.
Looks like those long nights of defensive slides, closeout drills, tire jumps + skill work in his South Carolina backyard have more than paid off for Grizz superstar Ja Morant. One of the best development stories I've seen. Tirelessly worked his way to the top + is still just 22. pic.twitter.com/OZBcR5M8I7
— Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) March 1, 2022
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