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Sports Morant has 17 points, 10 assists; Grizzlies top Suns 108-104

03:50  19 january  2021
03:50  19 january  2021 Source:   msn.com

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— Ja Morant had 17 points and 10 assists and took a key charge late as the Memphis Grizzlies won their fifth straight, beating the Phoenix Suns 108 - 104 Morant assisted on Grayson Allen’s 3-pointer with 1:06 left to give Memphis a 101-98 lead, then scored on a drive with 30.8 seconds remaining.

Morant had 17 points (7-19 FG, 2-4 3PT, 1-1 FT) and 10 assists in Sunday's loss to Toronto. It was another valiant effort from Morant , who played 41 minutes, but the Grizzlies are just 1-5 in Orlando and clinging to the final playoff spot in the West. The rookie's 10 assists were game-high, and he's now

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Ja Morant had 17 points and 10 assists and took a key charge late as the Memphis Grizzlies won their fifth straight, beating the Phoenix Suns 108-104 on Monday.

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Morant assisted on Grayson Allen's 3-pointer with 1:06 left to give Memphis a 101-98 lead, then scored on a drive with 30.8 seconds remaining. On the ensuing possession, Morant took a charge against Chris Paul to help maintain the Memphis lead.

Allen, who finished with 16 points, converted four free throws down the stretch. Brandon Clarke also scored 17 points for Memphis.

Deandre Ayton led the Suns with 18 points and tied a season high with 16 rebounds. Mikal Bridges had 17 points, while Paul finished with 16 points and seven assists for Phoenix.

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Ja Morant returned to the Memphis lineup after missing eight games with an ankle injury and scored 17 points , leading the Grizzlies to a 106- 104 win over the Morant , who sprained his left ankle Dec. 28 at Brooklyn, added six assists . Rookie Xavier Tillman added 15 points and Grayson Allen had 12 as

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Devin Booker added 12 points but struggled from the field, converting only five of his 21 shots.

The game — part of Memphis’ 19th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration — marked the first time Phoenix had played in a week after having three games cancelled under the league’s health and safety guidelines.

Monday’s game was a matchup of pieced-together lineups as both teams were dealing with injuries and the league’s health and safety protocols. Both teams were without key players. Three players didn’t travel with the Suns, including Dario Saric. The Grizzlies had Jaren Jackson Jr. and Justise Winslow out with injuries, and starting centre Jonas Valanciunas entered the health and safety protocols after Saturday’s win over Philadelphia.

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Ja Morant returned to the Memphis lineup after missing eight games with an ankle injury and scored 17 points , leading the Grizzlies to a 106- 104 win over the Morant , who sprained his left ankle Dec. 28 at Brooklyn, added six assists . Rookie Xavier Tillman added 15 points and Grayson Allen had 12 as

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Memphis shot 51% in the first half, but was hindered by a dozen turnovers. The Suns shot 39% in the half, including Booker hitting three of his 12 shots. That helped Memphis carry a 52-48 lead into halftime.

TIP-INS

Suns: With the absence of Saric, Damian Jones and rookie big man Jalen Smith, that left only Deandre Ayton and Frank Kaminsky in the low post for the Suns. “I’m just grateful to have those two guys,” Phoenix coach Monty Williams said. ... The Suns have played in two other MLK Jr. games in Memphis — 2007 and 2010. ... Cameron Johnson moved into the starting lineup for Jae Crowder, who started the first 11 Phoenix games. ... Cameron Payne, who missed the previous two games with a sprained right ankle, returned to action.

Grizzlies: With Valanciunas unavailable, rookie Xavier Tillman made his first NBA start. ... Shot 13 of 18, including missing on one of six 3-pointers in the second quarter.

UP NEXT

Suns: Face the Rockets in Houston on Wednesday.

Grizzlies: Play the first of two games against the Trail Blazers in Portland starting Wednesday.

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Suns win 111-105 to hand Mavericks fifth straight defeat .
DALLAS — A Phoenix Suns team tasked with playing without its top scorer was able to turn to its 10-time All-Star to take over a game late Saturday night. Chris Paul scored 16 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and had 12 assists to help the Suns rally to beat the Dallas Mavericks 111-105. Deandre Ayton had 18 points and 17 rebounds, and Mikal Bridges and Jae Crowder each scored 14 points. The Suns trailed by 15 with six minutes to play in the third quarter.

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