No Ja Morant, no problem as Grizzlies tie up Lakers at 1-1
The Memphis Grizzlies learned about an hour before tipoff they wouldn’t have their two-time All-Star point guard, with too much to take the court.
They gave their teammate more time to heal.
Xavier Tillman scored a career-high 22 points and had 13 rebounds, and the Grizzlies tied them at 1-1 Wednesday night by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 103-93.
“Obviously, this is a big win for us,” Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins said. “You know, great performance from him (Tillman), other guys as well.”
In their recent game, the Memphis Grizzlies were able to tie up the series 1-1 against the Los Angeles Lakers, even without their star player Ja Morant. The Grizzlies played a strong defensive game, holding the Lakers to only 100 points and limiting their star player LeBron James to just 19 points.
The Grizzlies’ offense was led by Dillon Brooks, who had a game-high 31 points, and Jonas Valanciunas, who had a double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds. The team’s bench also made a significant contribution, with 23 points scored by their reserves.
The Lakers struggled to find their rhythm throughout the game, shooting just 38% from the field and committing 15 turnovers. Anthony Davis was the team’s leading scorer with 34 points, but he was unable to get much help from his teammates.
Overall, it was a strong performance by the Grizzlies, who showed that they can compete with one of the best teams in the league even without their star player. The series now moves to Memphis for the next two games, where the Grizzlies will look to take the lead in the series.