Watch: Ja Morant scores on Kyrie Irving, blocks him to send game to OT
Ja Morant showed on Sunday why the Memphis Grizzlies saw a superstar when they drafted him No. 2 overall this year.
Morant had 30 points with nine assists as the Grizzlies beat the Brooklyn Nets 134-133 in overtime for their first win of the season. Morant looked great on a sequence where he scored on Kyrie Irving and then blocked the Nets guard’s shot to send the game to OT.
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Morant was more or less finding his way in the Grizzlies’ first two games of the season (10 and 14 points scored), but he really looked good against Brooklyn.
In addition to Morant, the rebuilding Grizzlies have 2018 No. 4 pick Jaren Jackson Jr. as one of their cornerstones for the future. They no longer have Marc Gasol and Mike Conley Jr. and instead are Ja’s squad.