His stat line was as impressive as ever: 30 points, 11 rebounds, and 9 assists.
But when you really dig into his numbers, you see just how remarkable his performance was.
Ja Morant scored the Grizzlies’ last 13 points in Game 5.
It’s the most consecutive points by a player 22 or younger to finish a playoff game since LeBron James scored the final 25 for the Cavaliers in Game 5 of the 2007 Conference Finals.
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Morant scored the last 13 points for his team in Game 5.
That’s the most consecutive points by a player 22 or younger to finish a playoff game since LeBron James scored the final 25 for the Cavaliers in Game 5 of the 2007 Conference Finals.
In other words, Morant was the most valuable player for his team.
And because of him, his Grizzlies won, 111-109.
More Morant, Please
If the Grizzlies hope to make the NBA Finals, they will need Morant to keep playing at this level.
However, even if he doesn’t, they still have a chance because they have one of the most stacked rosters in the entire NBA.
Yet, no one can deny that Morant has the ability and willingness to do whatever it takes to get his team across the finish line.
Throughout this season, he has shown that he will pour himself into every game and dominate on both sides of the floor.
Morant is ready to play and do whatever the Grizzlies need.
Not only is he a menace when it comes to making points, but he is also known for some incredible defense too.
In fact, some of the best blocks of the season came from Morant.
Now that his team is in the postseason, Morant is ready to turn up the heat even more.
If he has more games like the one on Tuesday night, Morant and his Grizzlies may be going all the way.