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Ja Morant 23 points vs. Rockets 11.4.19

Ja Morant scored 23 points and dished out 6 assists in the game against the Rockets.

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Ja Morant 23 points vs. Rockets 11.4.19

Ja Morant scored 23 points and dished out 6 assists in the game against the Rockets.
Nov 4, 2019  |  01:27

MEMvHOU: Grizzmo 11.4.19

Take a closer look at key moments from the Grizzlies game against the Rockets.
Nov 4, 2019  |  01:00

MEMvHOU: Postgame press conference 11.4.19

Listen to what Head Coach Taylor Jenkins had to say following the Grizzlies match against the Rockets on Monday night.
Nov 4, 2019  |  07:14

MEMvHOU: Ja Morant postgame 11.4.19

Ja Morant shares his take on what happened during tonight’s game against the Rockets.
Nov 4, 2019  |  03:37

MEMvHOU: Bruno Caboclo postgame 11.4.19

Bruno Caboclo speaks to the media after tonight’s game against the Rockets in Memphis.
Nov 4, 2019  |  02:04

MEMvHOU: Jonas Valanciunas postgame 11.4.19

Jonas Valanciunas talks with the media about Monday’s matchup with the Rockets.
Nov 4, 2019  |  02:11

Grizzlies vs. Rockets highlights 11.4.19

Catch the action from Monday night’s game at FedExForum in Memphis.
Nov 4, 2019  |  01:56

Dillon Brooks completes the 4-point play

Dillon Brooks scores a four-point play during the Grizzlies' matchup against the Rockets in Memphis.
Nov 4, 2019  |  00:20

Bruno Caboclo slams it home

Ja Morant finds a cutting Bruno Caboclo for the two-hand slam.
Nov 4, 2019  |  00:12

Morant's putback slam

Ja Morant follows up the shot and gets up for the quick putback against the Rockets.
Nov 4, 2019  |  00:13

11.4.19 Taylor Jenkins media availability

Grizzlies Head coach Taylor Jenkins addresses the media ahead of tonight’s matchup against the Rockets in Memphis.
Nov 4, 2019  |  01:51

MEMvHOU: Ja Morant shootaround 11.4.19

Grizzlies Guard Ja Morant spoke with the media following Monday’s shootaround at FedExForum as the team prepares for the Rockets.
Nov 4, 2019  |  01:27

Postgame Report: Grizzlies struggle from three-point range, fall to Rockets 107-100

by Memphis Grizzlies

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Houston Rockets 107-100 inside of FedExForum on Saturday night behind 44 points from James Harden. The Grizzlies held a lead deep into the third quarter but they were unable to overcome a poor shooting night from behind the arc.

Memphis and Houston battled back-and-fourth for four quarters but the Grizzlies’ struggles from long distance would prove too much to overcome down the stretch. The Rockets held the Grizzlies to 3-of-25 from three-point range on the night while they connected on 17 of their 50 three-pointers. Memphis connected on three of their eight three-point attempts in the first quarter but they would finish the game missing their last 17 three-point attempts.

The Grizzlies held a 68-64 lead with 7:33 remaining in the third quarter following a back-door layup from Ja Morant on an assist from Jonas Valanciunas. The Rockets responded with a 17-2 run to take a commanding 81-70 lead near the end of the third period. The Grizzlies outscored the Rockets in the fourth quarter but failed to complete the comeback as the Rockets improved to 4-3 on the season.

Memphis’ defense was able to keep them in the game as the held the NBA’s top ranked offense (123.1 ppg) to just 107 points on the night, while limiting them to 37.6 percent shooting on the night. The Grizz also controlled the paint as they nearly doubled-up the Rockets in paint points, outscoring them 66-36. Ja Morant led the Grizzlies with 23 points, six assists and five rebounds on the night, while shooting 10-of-16 from the floor. Morant’s 117 points this season is good for the most points through six games from any player in franchise history. Dillon Brooks had a career night on the glass from the Grizzlies as he finished with a career-high nine rebounds to go with his 17 points and one assist. Bruno Caboclo pitched in a season-high 11 points off the bench as the Grizzlies fell to 1-5 on the season.

James Harden collected a double-double with his game-high 44 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Harden is now averaging 43.0 points per game in Rockets victories this season and 28.0 points in losses. Clint Capela added a double-double as well as he finished the night with 10 points, 13 rebounds and two assists on the night.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will return to their home court on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. CT as they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves inside of FedExForum. Fans can watch the game on FOX Sports Southeast or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN.

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Ja Morant led the Grizzlies with 23 points, six assists and five rebounds. Morant finished the night 10-of-16 from floor, including 1-of-2 from three-point range.
  • Morant became the first rookie in franchise history to record at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists in a game while playing 30 minutes or fewer. Luka Doncic and Trae Young were the only rookies to accomplish this last season.
  • Morant is also the first Grizzlies rookie in the Memphis era (2001-02 to present) to record back-to-back games with at least 20 points and five assists. Shareef Abdur-Rahim (1996-97) and Mike Bibby (1998-99) each had two-game streaks while the franchise was located in Vancouver.
  • Morant has scored more points (117) in his first six career games than any rookie in franchise history.
  • Jonas Valanciunas finished the night with 10 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes. This marks Valanciunas’ fourth double-double in the last five games.
  • Dillon Brooks added 17 points and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds in 32 minutes.
  • Brandon Clarke made his first career start, registering three points, six rebounds and a career-high four blocks in 20 minutes.
  • Bruno Caboclo scored a season-high 11 points while collecting five rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes off the bench.

Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase 2019-20 Season Tickets can do so by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com. Single Game Tickets are available for purchase at the FedExForum Box Office, ticketmaster.com, online at grizzlies.com or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX.

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