Memphis Grizzlies are flying!
They extended their series of top league wins to 10 games after defeating the Golden State Warriors at the FedEx Forum, 116: 108.
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Ja Morant led all shooters with 29 points, eight assists and five rebounds, while Jaren Jackson Jr. recorded his second double-double in a row with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Rookie Ziaire Williams added 17 points as the Grizzlies beat the Warriors 29-18 in the fourth quarter, winning their second three-game against the Dubs this season.
Thanks to the victory, they are now divided in third place in the Western Conference table and only 3.0 matches back from the seed number one.
Let’s dive into some of the key issues of their hot series.
10: Franchise first
The series of 10 Grizzlies games is the longest in the franchise’s history, two are clear from their previous top eight, which were brought in 2015 by Grit and Grind Grizzlies.
Not only did they beat the bad teams, but they shook the Western Conference standings with key wins over rival teams, including the Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers (twice) as Cleveland Cavaliers and LA Clippers.
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In total, Grizzlies have won 20 of their last 24 matches.
Their next match will come in a home duel against the Timberwolves, who have won four of the last five, followed by a match with the Dallas Mavericks, who have won six in a row.
1: Glass breakage
The Grizzlies were the best jumping teams of the season, and during the series they kicked and penalized teams on the offensive and defensive fields.
They lead the league in rebounds per game (52.3), offensive rebounds (15.3) and second chance points (20.7) and are second in percentage rebounds (52.6), pushing teams every night.
The team is led by big man Steven Adams with an average of 9.4 chessboards per night, but they do so according to the commission, with seven different players averaging at least 4.0 rebounds per game in Morant, Jackson, Desmond Bane, De’Anthony Melton, Kyle Anderson , Brandon Clarke and John Konchar.
In 10 games, the Grizzlies have the fourth defense in the league, with only 104.8 points per 100 possessions, behind them only Warriors, Celtics and Mavericks.
This season they relied on the defensive, especially in the section of matches that Morant missed, and this season they lead the league in the number of thefts (10.2) and blocks (6.3).
Yes for MVP?
When you say it out loud, it sounds crazy, but the Grizzlies quarterback gives Derrick Rose a big vibe in 2011.
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Ja Morant scored 15 points in the 1st quarter tonight. He also scored 18 points in the 3rd quarter against the Warriors on October 28. No other player has more than 15 points points against the Warriors this season. pic.twitter.com/luvEtgDewc
– ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 12, 2022
During the race, Grizzlies appeared to be the best player in the league, and in consecutive weeks he was named Western Conference of the Week with an average of 29.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 6.1 assists with 53 percent field shooting and 53 percent 3 shooting. -point line.
During the Grizzlies series, they also lead the league in points in the lacquer (62.2), Morant is second behind Giannis Antetokounmpo in the number of points in the lacquer in this range (17.6), while leading the league’s fastbreak points per match (5.8). .