Against the San Antonio Spurs Ja Morant sets a new record
With 52 points Ja Morant broke the record he set to lead the Memphis Grizzliez to victory over the San Antonio Spurs 118-105. By landing 22 of 30 goal attempts.
This win stops Veterans Spurs coach Gregg Popovich from a regular season coaching win (1335)
The 22 year old Ja Morant received praise from Popovich saying that Ja Morant is a beautiful player.
And some even say that Ja Morant is a strange player because he is so fast.
By producing two special moments with a stunning display landing a dunk, and a jumpshot fadeaway just before halftime
Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded his fifth straight double-double as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the visiting Charlotte Hornets to end a two-game losing streak.
The two-time MVP returned 26 points, 16 rebounds, six assists and four blocks, while landing all 14 of his attempts from the free-throw line.
Elsewhere, rookie Scottie Barnes tied a career high of 28 points as the Toronto Raptors won 133-97 against the Brooklyn Nets in New York.
Clippers' Marcus Morris ejected
Clippers' Marcus Morris ejected after drilling Ja Morant in face in loss to Grizzlies
Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris was ejected from their game against the Memphis Grizzlies after he hit Ja Morant in the face while Morant was on his way up for a dunk.
Morris, in the third quarter of their 135-109 loss at FedExForum, went to contest a Morant dunk attempt up at the rim. Instead of hitting the ball, however, Morris’ right hand connected directly with Morant’s face — which sent Morant sprawling to the court.
Morris was assessed a flagrant 2 foul, and immediately ejected. He finished the night with three points and four rebounds while shooting just 1-of-6 from the field.
"That's a dangerous play," Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said, via SBNation's Parker Fleming. "The refs reviewed it and made the correct call."
The Clippers trailed for nearly all of the contest on Tuesday night outside of a brief lead in the opening minutes before the Grizzlies cruised to the blowout 26-point win. Morant led Memphis with 30 points and seven rebounds while shooting 12-of-19 from the field, and Jaren Jackson dropped 26 points with 11 rebounds.