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Postgame Report

Postgame Report: Grizzlies grind out 10th consecutive win with 116-108 victory over Warriors

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • Memphis outscored Golden State 29-18 in the fourth quarter while holding the Warriors to just 26% shooting from the field and 2-for-13 from three in the period. The Grizzlies outrebounded the Warriors 19-9 in the final period, including eight rebounds from Jaren Jackson Jr.

Key Run of the Night

  • Memphis led 103-100 when Tyus Jones made consecutive 3-pointers to put the Grizzlies up by nine with 3:34 remaining. Golden State pulled back within three with 1:14 remaining, but Ja Morant scored the last five points of the game in the final minute, sealing the Grizzlies’ 10th consecutive victory with a 3-point play with 28.9 seconds remaining.

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies continued their franchise-record run with a 116-108 win over the Golden State Warriors at FedExForum on Tuesday night, extending their winning streak to 10 games.

Ja Morant’s 29 points led the Grizzlies, along with his eight assists, five rebounds and two blocks. Jaren Jackson Jr. recorded his second consecutive double-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks. Ziaire Williams poured in a career-high 17 points on 6-for-12 shooting in his third career start. Tyus Jones totaled 17 points, eight assists and six rebounds on a career high-tying 5-for-5 shooting from the 3-point line.

Curry recorded a triple-double with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists while Klay Thompson had 14 points, three rebounds and three assists.

Memphis led 111-108 with under a minute to play before Morant scored five straight points on the following two possessions. Morant drove to the paint and sunk a left-handed lay-in with the foul with 28.9 seconds remaining before completing the 3-point play. Memphis’ defense got consecutive stops, keeping the lead at eight, as they clinched their second victory of the year over the Warriors.

Morant, the back-to-back Western Conference Player of the Week, erupted for 15 points and two assists in nine minutes in the first quarter, fueling a 23-9 run as the Grizzlies took an early lead.

Memphis shot 6-for-9 from three in the second quarter to stretch their lead to 18. The Warriors closed the half on a 13-5 run, trimming the lead to eight at halftime. Morant finished the first half with 18 points, four assists and three rebounds.

The Grizzlies outscored the Warriors 26-6 in points off turnovers.

Next Game

The Grizzlies host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. CT. Fans can watch at Bally Sports Southeast and listen on 92.9 FM ESPN.

Team Quotes

Team Notables

  • Tonight marked Memphis’ 10th consecutive win, extending the longest single-season winning streak in franchise history. The Warriors entered the game as the last team to defeat the Grizzlies (on Dec. 23 at Chase Center) before Memphis’ 10-game winning streak, which is the second-longest by any NBA team this season.
  • Memphis has won 20 of its last 24 games overall and is tied with the Utah Jazz for third place in the Western Conference standings. The Grizzlies defeated the Jazz in Salt Lake City on Nov. 22.
  • The Grizzlies improved to 17-9 this season against teams currently with winning records and have the most wins against teams above .500 in the NBA.
  • The Grizzlies outscored the Warriors 26-6 in points off turnovers. The Grizzlies entered tonight’s game ranked fourth in points off turnovers per game with 18.9.
  • Memphis outscored Golden State 58-40 in points in the paint. The Grizzlies entered the game leading the league in points in the paint (55.4) have been outscored in the paint only eight times this season. They are 26-9 when scoring more points in the paint than their opponent.
  • Grizzlies assistant coach Darko Rajaković served as acting head coach in place of Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins.

Player Notables

  • Ja Morant registered a game-high 29 points (20 in the paint), five rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two blocks to lead the Grizzlies. Morant had 15 points in the first quarter and five points in the final minute of the game.
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. recorded 13 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and three blocks. Jackson Jr., who has posted consecutive double-doubles for the first time in his NBA career, is averaging 4.67 blocks in his last three games. Memphis improved to 10-0 this season when Jackson Jr. has three-or-more blocks.
  • Ziaire Williams poured in a career-high 17 points on 6-for-12 shooting from the field.
  • Tyus Jones tallied 17 points, six rebounds and eight assists off the bench. Jones shot a perfect 5-of-5 from 3-point range, tying his career high for 3s made.
  • Brandon Clarke contributed 14 points and nine rebounds from the second unit. Clarke has scored in double figures off the bench in seven straight games.
  • Stephen Curry his ninth career triple-double of the season with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. It marked the second triple-double of the season for Curry, who also had one in the Warriors’ season opener on Oct. 19 at LA Lakers.
  • Klay Thompson scored 14 points, three rebounds and three assists in his second game back.

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