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Memphis Grizzlies Postgame Report
Postgame Report

Postgame Report: Jazz take a 3-1 series lead over the Grizzlies with a 120-113 win

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • Ja Morant led the way for the Grizzlies with 23 points

Key Run of the Night

  • De’Anthony Melton helped spark a 17-6 Grizzlies run in the fourth quarter to pull Memphis within two points with 5:30 remaining, but Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic hit two quick 3-pointers to start a 10-2 Jazz run, extending the lead back to 10 and ending a Grizzlies comeback bid

Game Recap

The Utah Jazz picked up another hard-fought win over the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum on Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-7 series.

Donovan Mitchell turned in another strong offensive night with 30 points and eight assists. Jordan Clarkson contributed 24 points and six rebounds off the bench. Rudy Gobert poured in 17 points and eight rebounds.

Ja Morant led the way for the Grizzlies with 23 points, 12 assists and six rebounds. Dillon Brooks and Jaren Jackson Jr. added 21 points each and De’Anthony Melton, a key part of the Grizzlies late push in the fourth quarter, finished with 15 points and five rebounds.

The Grizzlies started the game flying as Kyle Anderson found Jackson Jr. for the alley-oop on the first play of the game, but the Jazz responded from the 3-point line on the other end and put together a 15-6 run over two minutes to take the lead. The reserve combination of Grayson Allen and Desmond Bane put the Grizzlies back on top with a pair of threes before Clarkson and the Jazz reserves punched back to get the 34-31 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Grizzlies pulled back to tie the game with a 3-pointer from Allen, but Mitchell’s scoring put the Jazz on a 13-4 run to build a lead until Morant scored two quick buckets before halftime to pull the Grizzlies within five, 59-54. Mitchell led all scorers with 14 points and four assists in the half while Morant scored 13 to lead the Grizzlies.

The Jazz stretched their lead to double-digits with an 11-2 run in the third quarter and spent the rest of the period absorbing every Grizzlies comeback attempt. The Jazz scored 41 points in the third quarter to claim a 100-87 lead going into the final period.

Melton helped spark a 17-6 Grizzlies run to pull within two with 5:30 remaining, but Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovich hit two quick 3-pointers on a 10-2 Jazz run to extend the lead back to 10 with two minutes left.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will try to avoid elimination as they travel to Utah for Game 5 on Wednesday.

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Ja Morant posted a double-double with a team-high 23 points (8-21 FG) and 12 assists to go with six rebounds. This was Morant’s first career double-double in a playoff game.
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. shot 9-of-18 from the field with career playoff-high 21 points and six rebound in 26 minutes.
  • Jonas Valanciunas notched a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds on 6-of-10 shooting.
  • Dillon Brooks added 21 points, four rebounds and three assists with one steal. Memphis entered the night 38-16 in the last two seasons when Brooks scored 20+ points.
  • De'Anthony Melton scored all 15 of his points in the fourth quarter. He grabbed five rebounds and dished two assists on 5-for-9 shooting from the field.

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