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Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIDecember 27, 2023

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Ja Morant dropped a game-high 31 points on 12-of-24 shooting, 7 helps and 5 rebounds en path to a 116-115 overtime win over the host New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday.

The Pelicans led by 13 points entering into the 4th quarter, however the Grizzlies introduced a relentless return to connect the video game up at 103 to require overtime.

Desmond Bane’s three-pointer with 34 seconds staying cut the Pels’ cause 103-102.

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Bane then obstructed a CJ McCollum jumper on the other end, providing the Grizz a possibility at the win.

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Jaren Jackson Jr. then got fouled on a shot effort, and he continued to make 1-of-2 from the line.

In overtime, a Marcus Smart three-point play, a set of Jaren Jackson Jr. shots and a Morant alley-oop were the huge pails for the Grizz.

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A Brandon Ingram 3 cut the Pels’ cause 115-112 with 10 seconds left, however Bane made a totally free toss in reaction. A McCollum 3 as time ended resulted in the last rating.

The Grizzlies have actually now won 4 straight matches because Morant returned from a 25-game suspension without spend for conduct destructive to the league. He has actually balanced 28.8 points, 8.5 helps and 5.5 rebounds this season.

Morant has actually likewise led the Grizzlies to 2 spectacular resurgences over the Pelicans. On Dec. 19, New Orleans blew a 24-point lead in a 115-113 contest stressed by a Morant game-winner.

After this one, fans and experts applauded another strong Morant efficiency.

Hoop Muse @HoopMuse

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Jamaican King @_karateChris

Ja Morant simply have the IT element to me. He advises me of how I utilize to feel about AI. He might never ever outright be the defecto finest gamer in the league. It does not matter because on any provided night he can look like it. He can be even more valuable or popular than them.

vel @hldmyhvnd

ja morant lowkey so clutch

King Crimson @KemalSevilla

Grizzlies truly a various group with Morant playing

Plug Wa Mwea @PlugWaMwea

Ja Morant is cooking huge. 4 wins in 4 video games given that his return

bry @lopezbryan__

Morant is unique

eter @_pedroo10_

Ja Morant the goat

Patina Miller’s # 1 Groupie @vvsharris

Ja Morant MVP

Coach Lew @CoachLewGrizz

We are 4.5 video games out of the play-in.

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