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Ja Morant 27 points @ Wizards 2.9.20

Ja Morant posted 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double in the game against the Wizards.

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Ja Morant 27 points @ Wizards 2.9.20

Ja Morant posted 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double in the game against the Wizards.
Feb 9, 2020  |  01:31

Grizzlies @ Wizards highlights 2.9.20

Watch highlights of the Grizzlies matchup against the Wizards in Washington on Sunday.
Feb 9, 2020  |  02:04

MEM@WAS: Ja Morant walkoff interview 2.9.20

Grizzlies guard Ja Morant talks to Rob Fischer following the win against the Wizards Sunday night.
Feb 9, 2020  |  01:36

Ja Morant beats the shot clock with a dagger three

Ja Morant beats the shot clock with a dagger three against the Wizards.
Feb 9, 2020  |  00:16

Brandon Clarke drains a huge three

Brandon Clarke drains a huge three to extend the lead to five late in the fourth quarter.
Feb 9, 2020  |  00:15

Ja Morant throws a bullet at Kyle Anderson

Ja Morant throws a bullet at Kyle Anderson who finishes with a lay-in.
Feb 9, 2020  |  00:15

Grizzlies go on a 13-3 run in the third quarter

Grizzlies go on a 13-3 run in the third quarter against the Washington Wizards.
Feb 9, 2020  |  00:51

Dillon Brooks throws down a fastbreak dunk

Dillon Brooks throws down a fastbreak dunk after Kyle Anderson's steal.
Feb 9, 2020  |  00:13

Jaren Jackson Jr. works the defense for an easy bucket

Jaren Jackson Jr. works the defense for an easy bucket against the Wizards.
Feb 9, 2020  |  00:14

Postgame Report: Ja Morant leads Memphis past Washington 106-99

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • Memphis was led by Ja Morant, who posted the first triple-double of his career with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. The only players younger than Morant in NBA History to record a 25-point triple-double are Luka Doncic, LeBron James and Shareef Abdur-Rahim.

Key Run of the Night

  • The Wizards reached their largest lead of the night at 12 points (65-53) with 7:33 remaining in the third quarter. Memphis was able to chip away before eventually tying the game at 93-93 with 5:33 remaining, before outscoring the Wizards 13-6 the rest of the way. The Grizzlies used stellar fourth quarter defense to seal the victory, holding the Wizards to 16 percent shooting on 4-of-25 attempts in the fourth quarter.

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Washington Wizards 106-99 inside Capital One Arena on Sunday night to end a three-game road trip.

Memphis was led by Ja Morant, who posted the first triple-double of his career with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. The only players younger than Morant in NBA History to record a 25-point triple-double are Luka Doncic, LeBron James and Shareef Abdur-Rahim.

The Grizzlies struggled to get anything going in the opening quarter, shooting 31.8 percent from the floor while going 0-of-7 from behind the arc. The Wizards scored 10 of the final 12 points in the quarter after Jerome Robinson connected on a three-pointer as time expired to take a 30-18 lead heading into the second quarter.

The Grizzlies would fight back to take the lead at 40-38 with 6:39 remaining in the second following a furious 22-8 run. However, Washington would get hot quickly as they finished the second quarter on a 17-7 run to take a 55-47 lead into the halftime break. The Wizards reached their largest lead of the night at 12 points (65-53) with 7:33 remaining in the third quarter. Memphis was able to chip away before eventually tying the game at 93-93 with 5:33 remaining, before outscoring the Wizards 13-6 the rest of the way. The Grizzlies used stellar fourth quarter defense to seal the victory, holding the Wizards to 16 percent shooting on 4-of-25 attempts in the fourth quarter.

Tyus Jones scored 13 points to go with three assists as he recorded his career-high sixth consecutive game with double-figure points. Jonas Valanciunas grabbed a game-high 18 rebounds to go with eight points on 4-of-8 shooting. Kyle Anderson added 16 points, five rebounds and two assists on 7-of-9 shooting. Jaren Jackson Jr. posted a double-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds and an assist as the Grizzlies improved to 27-26 on the season.

Washington was led by Bradley Beal who totaled 26 points (10-25 FG, 1-6 3P), four rebounds and three assists. Moe Wagner led all bench scorers with 19 points to go with nine rebounds and two assists on 7-of-11 shooting. Davis Bertans added 15 points, six rebounds and an assists. Rui Hachimura posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds as the Wizards dropped to 18-33.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will return home to play their final game before the All-Star break as they host the Portland Trailblazers on Wednesday, February 11 at 7 p.m. Fans can get their tickets at grizzlies.com/tickets to come out and support the team, watch the game on FOX Sports Southeast or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN.

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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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