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Ja Morant 26 points vs. Lakers 11.23.19

Ja Morant scores a team-high 26 points Saturday night against the Lakers.

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Ja Morant 26 points vs. Lakers 11.23.19

Ja Morant scores a team-high 26 points Saturday night against the Lakers.
Nov 23, 2019  |  01:22

MEMvLAL: Grizzmo 11.23.19

Catch key moments from the action in Memphis.
Nov 23, 2019  |  01:05

MEMvLAL: Postgame press conference 11.23.19

Listen to what Head Coach Taylor Jenkins had to say following the Grizzlies match against the Lakers on Saturday night.
Nov 23, 2019  |  05:24

MEMvLAL: Jaren Jackson Jr. postgame 11.23.19

Jaren Jackson Jr. speaks to the media after tonight’s game against the Lakers in Memphis.
Nov 23, 2019  |  04:35

MEMvLAL: Ja Morant postgame 11.23.19

Grizzlies Guard Ja Morant talks with reporters following Saturday’s matchup against the Lakers.
Nov 23, 2019  |  03:08

MEMvLAL: Jae Crowder postgame 11.23.19

Jae Crowder breaks down the match against the Lakers.
Nov 23, 2019  |  01:18

MEMvLAL: Dillon Brooks postgame 11.23.19

Dillon Brooks shares his take on what happened during tonight’s game against the Lakers.
Nov 23, 2019  |  01:40

Grizzlies vs. Lakers highlights 11.23.19

Watch the key moments of Saturday night’s game at FedExForum.
Nov 23, 2019  |  01:58

Brandon Clarke throws it down

Ja Morant tosses it up to Brandon Clarke for the alley-oop.
Nov 23, 2019  |  00:14

Jae Crowder dials in for three

Ja Morant finds Jae Crowder on the wing for three.
Nov 23, 2019  |  00:17

Ja Morant slashes to the rim

Ja Morant cuts to the basket and finishes at the rim.
Nov 23, 2019  |  00:13

Ja Morant takes flight and draws the foul

Watch as Ja Morant lays it in and draws contact.
Nov 23, 2019  |  00:14

Brooks throws one down

Dillon Brooks nails it from beyond the arc during the team’s matchup against the Lakers.
Nov 23, 2019  |  00:15

Ja Morant sinks the baseline three

Ja Morant takes advantage and sinks the baseline three-pointer over the Lakers.
Nov 23, 2019  |  00:15

Postgame Report: Grizzlies drop close battle with Lakers 109-108

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • The Grizzlies began the night 8-of-8 from behind the three-point line, including going 7-for-7 in the first quarter, as they held a 35-25 lead heading into the second quarter. For the remainder of the game the Grizzlies shot 6-of-22 from behind the arc (27.2 percent).

Key Run of the Night

  • The Grizzlies led 105-100 with 3:24 remaining in the game before the Lakers scored the next nine points over the next 2:30 of play to give Los Angeles a 109-105 lead with 0:54 remaining in the game. The Grizzlies scored the final four points but could not convert a long inbounds pass with 1.3 seconds on the clock to potentially win the game.

Game Recap

In a nail biter finish, the Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Los Angeles Lakers 109-108 inside FedExForum on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd.

On a night where the Grizzlies connected on their first eight three-pointers of the game and led by as many as 15 points, Memphis was unable to overcome a late fourth-quarter run by Los Angeles as they fell one-point short against the Lakers.

The Grizzlies used their hot shooting in the first quarter to take command on the game early on. The Grizzlies ended the first period on a 14-4 run as they would take a 35-25 lead heading into the second. However, the Lakers would respond late in the second quarter with a quick 11-0 run to make it a 53-50 game with 3:49 left in the half. The two teams would exchange leads nine times throughout the third quarter, as the Lakers led 85-84 going into the last period.

The Grizzlies trailed 89-94 with 9:09 left in the game before exploding on a 16-4 run, highlighted by a Ja Morant steal as he then took it coast-to-coast and finished with an acrobatic layup to give the Grizzlies a 98-94 lead with 6:33 to play. However, the turning points of the game came when the Lakers trailed the Grizzlies 105-100 with 3:24 to play. Los Angeles took control of the game late as they went on a 9-0 run to give themselves a 109-105 lead with only 0:54 remaining in the game. The Grizzlies were able to score the final three points of the game. However, it would not be enough as the Lakers escaped with a one-point victory.

Memphis was led by Ja Morant who finished the evening with 26 points, six assists and five steals on the night. Jaren Jackson Jr. posted 20 points (8-16 FG, 4-7 3P) and seven rebounds while adding his fourth game this season with four-or-more three-pointers in only 14 appearances. Jackson accomplished this twice in 58 games during his rookie season. Jae Crowder added a season-high 21 points while knocking down four threes on the night. Brandon Clarke grabbed a career and team-high 11 rebounds as the Grizzlies dropped to 5-10 on the year.

The Lakers were led by LeBron James, who combined for 30 points, six rebounds and four assists. Anthony Davis tallied 22 points and four rebounds on the night while shooting 7-of-14 from the floor. Rajon Rondo added 14 points off the bench and Dwight Howard added 10 points as the Lakers improved to 14-2 on the season.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will hit the road as they take on the Indiana Pacers on Monday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. CT inside of Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Fans can watch the game on FOX Sports Southeast or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN.

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Ja Morant finished the night with 26 points, six assists and a career-high five steals in 33 minutes. This marked Morant’s eighth game of 20-or-more points this season. Morant entered tonight’s game averaging 23.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 6.6 assists in 27.3 minutes in his last seven home games. His five steals tied the single-game franchise rookie record (done eight times previously).
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 20 points, seven rebounds and two steals while shooting 8-of-16 from the floor and 4-of-7 from three. This marked Jackson’s fourth game with four-or-more three-pointers in his first 14 games this season after having two such games in 58 games played during his rookie season.
  • Tonight’s game marked the first time this season that Jaren Jackson Jr. and Ja Morant have scored 20+ points in the same game.
  • Jae Crowder netted a season-high 21 points while knocking down 4-of-9 shots from behind the arc.
  • Kyle Anderson led the Grizzlies second unit with 11 points, six rebounds and four assists while shooting 5-of-11 from the field.
  • Brandon Clarke racked up a career-high and team-leading 11 rebounds on the night.
  • LeBron James led all scorers with 30 points, six rebounds and four assists while grabbing his 9,000th career rebound.

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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