The Memphis Grizzlies evened their series against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night, winning in a wild and exciting 106-101 game.
Memphis was playing with fire and enthusiasm and speed – all things they will need to retain in future games if they hope to take down the Warriors and move onto the Western Conference Finals.
A huge part of the team’s success on Tuesday was Ja Morant, the team’s superstar who erupted for 47 points to lead the team to victory.
And to make it even more impressive, he fought for the win with an injury.
Grizzlies’ Ja Morant says he couldn’t see out of left eye while scoring final 15 points of Game 2 win over Warriors: “I’ve got another good eye over here. 20/20 vision right here. Thank God for my right eye.” pic.twitter.com/BzyJPwoU5p
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) May 4, 2022
Following the win, Morant admitted that he couldn’t see out his left eye during the final 15 points he scored.
“I’ve got another good eye over here,” Morant said.
He added: “20/20 vision right here. Thank God for my right eye.”
Even with impaired vision, Morant played better than most people do with two working eyes.
When you see Morant play as he did on Tuesday, you can comprehend just how special a player he truly is.
He took his game to a whole new level towards the end of the game when he scored 18 fourth-quarter points.
He put up 31 shots and 12 of those attempts were from beyond the three-point arc.
For his efforts, he ended up sinking 5 three-pointers.
Morant did great work in the first game of the series but his performance in Game 2 was even more impressive and possibly a sign of things to come.
If Morant continues to play as he did on Tuesday, the Grizzlies have a very strong chance of taking this series.