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MEMvHOU: Postgame press conference 1.14.20

Hear from Taylor Jenkins after the Grizzlies victory over the Rockets Tuesday night.
Jan 14, 2020  |  07:57

MEMvHOU: De'Anthony Melton postgame 1.14.20

De'Anthony Melton speaks with the media after the Grizzlies beat the Rockets in Memphis.
Jan 14, 2020  |  01:37

MEMvHOU: Ja Morant postgame 1.14.20

Hear what Grizzlies Guard Ja Morant had to say to reporters following Tuesday’s victory over the Rockets.
Jan 14, 2020  |  02:32

MEMvHOU: Jaren Jackson Jr. postgame 1.14.20

Jaren Jackson Jr. speaks with the media after the Grizzlies beat the Rockets in Memphis.
Jan 14, 2020  |  04:14

Ja Morant 26 points vs. Rockets 1.14.20

Ja Morant posted 26 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists in the game against the Rockets.
Jan 14, 2020  |  01:20

Grizzlies vs. Rockets highlights 1.14.20

Watch highlights of the Grizzlies matchup against the Rockets in Memphis on Tuesday.
Jan 14, 2020  |  02:01

MEMvHOU: Dillon Brooks walkoff interview 1.14.20

Grizzlies guard-forward Dillon Brooks talks to Rob Fischer following the win against the Rockets Tuesday night.
Jan 14, 2020  |  01:30

Ja Morant electrifies the crowd with a long bomb

Watch as Ja Morant converts Jaren Jackson Jr.'s block into 3 setting the crowd off.
Jan 14, 2020  |  00:16

The bank is open for Dillon Brooks

Watch as Dillon Brooks flies down the lane and banks it in for 2.
Jan 14, 2020  |  00:14

Ja Morant jukes Harden, finds BC for the slam

Watch as Ja Morant sends James Harden to the stands and snipes it to Brandon Clarke to pound the iron.
Jan 14, 2020  |  00:13

Jaren Jackson Jr. THROWS the Hammer!

Watch as Ja Morant finds Jaren Jackson Jr. for the big time slam.
Jan 14, 2020  |  00:16

Jaren Jackson Jr. hits from wayyyy downtown

Watch as Jaren Jackson Jr. lets it fly from mid-court.
Jan 14, 2020  |  00:12

Jonas Valanciunas flips it up in reverse

Watch as Jonas Valanciunas rips through the paint and tricks his defender with a quick toss.
Jan 14, 2020  |  00:13

MEMvHOU: De'Anthony Melton shootaround 1.14.20

De'Anthony Melton speaks to the media after Tuesday’s shootaround as the Grizzlies prepare for the Rockets.
Jan 14, 2020  |  02:53

MEMvHOU: Dillon Brooks shootaround 1.14.20

Dillon Brooks meets with the media following Tuesday’s shootaround.
Jan 14, 2020  |  01:53

MEMvHOU: Ja Morant shootaround 1.14.20

Ja Morant addresses the media during the Grizzlies’ shootaround ahead of the matchup with the Rockets at FedExForum in Memphis.
Jan 14, 2020  |  02:22

1.14.20 Taylor Jenkins media availability

Head coach Taylor Jenkins talks to the media heading into tonight’s game against the Rockets at FedExForum.
Jan 14, 2020  |  05:38

Postgame Report: Grizzlies top Rockets 121-110, win sixth consecutive game

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • Memphis outscored Houston 36-27 in the fourth quarter to help seal the Grizzlies’ season-high sixth consecutive victory. The Grizzlies shot 52.2 percent from the field and 55.6 percent from three-point range in the final quarter of play to earn their longest winning streak since Dec. 1-10, 2016.
  • Ja Morant led the way for the Grizzlies with 11 of his 26 points coming in the fourth quarter, where he was a perfect 4-of-4 from the field and 2-of-2 from three.

Key Run of the Night

  • The game was knotted at 95-95 with 7:40 remaining in the fourth quarter following a three-pointer from Rockets’ guard Eric Gordon. The Grizzlies would respond with an 11-1 run, as they stretched their fourth-quarter lead to 106-96 following an alley-oop slam from De’Anthony Melton with 5:05 to play. The Grizzlies’ lead would never drop below six following the run as Memphis picked up the 11-point victory.

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies extended their season-long winning streak to six games as they defeated the Houston Rockets 121-110 on Tuesday night inside FedExForum. The Grizzlies offense scored over 110 points for the 12th consecutive game as Memphis matched their longest win streak since 2016.

The Rockets were able to strike first as they used a 17-4 run to grab an early 11-point lead. Houston’s offense was sparked by James Harden who tallied 17 points in the opening quarter. Houston finished the first quarter with a 37-32 lead as they shot 63.2 percent from the field to begin the game. Memphis’ offense caught fire in the second quarter, led by Jaren Jackson Jr., who scored 13 of his 15 points in the second quarter alone. Memphis capped of a 27-8 run with a Jackson Jr.’ left-handed slam to stretch their lead to 12-points at 59-47 with 6:17 remaining before half. Houston would cut into the Memphis lead late in the second quarter but the Grizzlies were able to take a 67-61 advantage into the locker room.

Memphis struggled to keep their offense clicking in the third quarter as they shot just 38.1 percent in the quarter while shooting 2-of-11 from three points range. Twelve third quarter points from Harden would help Houston trim Memphis’ lead to 87-85 heading into the fourth. The game was knotted at 95-95 with 7:40 remaining in the fourth quarter following a three-pointer from Rockets’ guard Eric Gordon. The Grizzlies would respond with 11 of the next 12 points, as they stretched their fourth quarter lead to 106-96 following a monstrous alley-oop slam from De’Anthony Melton with 5:05 to play. Ja Morant led the way for the Grizzlies down the stretch, with 11 of his 26 points on the night coming in the fourth quarter, where he was a perfect 4-of-4 from the field and 2-of-2 from three. The Grizzlies lead never dropped below six points in the final five minutes as the Grizzlies improved to 19-22 on the season.

Morant tallied 26 points, eight assists and five rebounds in 37 minutes of play to lead the Grizzlies. Morant shot 10-of-11 from the floor, including a career-high tying 3-of-4 from three-point range, becoming the first rookie in NBA history to record 25+ points and 8+ assists while shooting 90%+ from the field. Jackson Jr. totaled 15 points to go with three steals and two blocks. With two three-pointers tonight, Jackson Jr. has multiple three-pointers in 13 straight games, tying the all-time franchise record (Mike Miller, 2006-07). Dillon Brooks totaled 24 points (8-17 FG, 6-10 3P) to go along with four rebounds and three assists as the Grizzlies moved to a perfect 12-0 on the season when Brooks scores 20+ points. Brandon Clarke added 14 points, a team-leading seven rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes to lead the Grizzlies bench.

James Harden led the Rockets with 41 points, six rebounds and six assists on the night. However, Memphis was able to limit Harden to 13-of-37 from the field and 5-of-19 from deep. Clint Capela collected a double-double for Houston with 16 points and 16 rebounds in 33 minutes of action. Eric Gordon scored a game-high 23 points off the bench as he knocked down four three-pointers. Ben McLemore chipped in 14 points and three rebounds as the Rockets dropped to 26-13 on the season.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will look to extend their winning streak to seven games as they host the Cleveland Cavaliers inside FedExForum on Friday, January 17 at 7 p.m. Fans can get their tickets at grizzlies.com/tickets and come out to support the team, watch the game on FOX Sports Southeast or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN.

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Ja Morant tallied 26 points, eight assists and five rebounds in 37 minutes of play. Morant finished 10-of-11 from the floor, including a career-high tying 3-of-4 from three-point range. This marked Morant’s 15th game of at least 20 points this season.
  • Morant became the first rookie in NBA history to record 25-plus points and eight-plus assists while shooting at least 90 percent from the field.
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. totaled 15 points while adding three steals and two blocks. With two three-pointers tonight, Jackson Jr. has now made a three-pointer in 29 consecutive games, now the second-longest streak in Grizzlies franchise history (Tyreke Evans, 31 straight games in 2017-18).
  • Jackson Jr. has multiple three-pointers in 13 straight games, tying the all-time franchise record (Mike Miller, 2006-07).
  • Dillon Brooks totaled 24 points (8-17 FG, 6-10 3P) to go along with four rebounds and three assists. Brooks’ six three-pointers on the night ties a season high. The Grizzlies are now a perfect 12-0 on the season when Brooks scores 20-plus points.
  • Jonas Valanciunas totaled 19 points, six rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes. Valanciunas has now scored 15-or-more points in six of the last eight games.
  • Brandon Clarke added 14 points, a team-leading seven rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes to lead the Grizzlies’ bench.
  • James Harden totaled 41 points (13-37 FG, 5-19 3P), six rebounds and six assists to lead Houston. Houston is now 1-15 this season when harden scores 40-or-more points.
  • Clint Capela recorded a double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds for Houston.

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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