Morant, Bane help Grizzlies beat Spurs in overtime, 124-122
Ja Morant and Desmond Bane both gained 32 points. On Wednesday Night, Memphis Grizzlies beat San Antonio 124-122, which brings their fifth loss in the row.
Morant saoid after the math that, ”Early in the season for us to have a couple games where we go down the stretch or go into overtime and being able to still come out with a win is big time for us,”
He added, ”We know every game is not going to be a blowout. So, having these reps helps us a lot.”
Dillon Brooks added 13 points and Steven Adams had 19 rebounds and seven points. When the match began in the overtime, Brooks had three points and Bane scored six straight points in the final 2 1/2 minutes which marks to face overtime.
Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said. ”Definitely a crazy game overall, not just the finish,” He added. ”Runs from both teams. I said before the game how hard the Spurs play. Tons of credit to Pop (Spurs coach Gregg Popovich) and the group. This was a great challenge for us. We learned a lot.”
Memphis iniatly opened the overtimw on a 9-2 run. Audinec thought that the match will run on theor favour but at the last, San Antonio tinrs the table making the game changed in the last minutes.
Jeremy Sochan mnaged to get 4 points in the last five seconds, which took evevyone by surpise.
scored four points in five seconds, including a dunk off an inbounds steal that pulled the Spurs within 123-122 with 14.3 seconds remaining. Vassell said, ”It felt good. Good play,”
He added, ”What more can I ask for? Good look. It just doesn’t fall sometimes.”
Vassell and Jakob Poeltl scored 22 points and keldon scored 16.
had 22 points each and Keldon Johnson added 16.
While a five-game losing streak is not ideal, Vassell realizes the team and its fans need to be patient as he and others take on new and larger roles.
”Look man, I don’t think we came into the season thinking we were going to be undefeated,” Vassell said. ”Win some, you lose some, but at the end of the day as long as we’re competing for each and every game and we’re getting better. As you all see, we’re getting better out there right now. We’re 12 games in, who really cares (about a losing streak)? By the time we are 20, 30, 40 games in, we flip the switch.”