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Grizzlies' Ja Morant returns to action, scores 34 in loss to Kings

Memphis' star guard misses just 1 game after initially being considered week-to-week with the ankle injury.

Ja Morant was initially considered week-to-week with the ankle injury.

Memphis Grizzlies star point guard Ja Morant returned to action Tuesday night against the Sacramento Kings. Morant finished with 34 points, seven rebounds and six assists while playing 34 minutes in Memphis’ 113-109 loss to Sacramento.

After originally being ruled doubtful then questionable, Morant returned to the lineup after missing the previous game with a Grade 1 sprain in his left ankle. Morant suffered the injury near the end of Friday’s 121-110 victory over the Thunder and had been considered week-to-week with the injury.

Morant is off to a fast start to the season, ranking ninth in the NBA in both scoring at 28.6 and assists at 7.1.

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