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Another 30 points from Ja Morant give Memphis the victory

Ja Morant once again reached thirty points for the second consecutive day to beat the Los Angeles Clippers by a comfortable 109-135.

The Memphis star point guard stood out with 30 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists with 12 of 19 shooting from the field. The previous round he went all the way to 33 against Orlando, and between Jan. 20 and Feb. 2 he scored at least 30 points for seven straight games with his best 41 against San Antonio.

The victory was never in danger for the Grizzlies who reaped a maximum income of 32 points in the third period. Jaren Jackson Jr. added 26 points and 11 rebounds, and backup Brandon Clarke had 18 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks.

“We’ve played a lot of games, so at this stage of the season your legs are tired. Anything can happen, but you just have to stay focused, “said Jackson Jr. to ESPN.

“Right now that’s our secret. The teams that can control their energy for longer in these matches without losing focus and thinking about how many matches we usually win like this.”

In the Clippers his greatest exponent was the reserve center Isaiah Hartenstein with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists; followed by Norman Powell with 16, and Terance Mann and Robert Covington with 14 points each.

“This is a team that lives off the rhythm of the game. They live by going up and down the track, and they really live by your mistakes, “said Reggie Jackson.

The Tennessee team surpassed their usual fast break point average with a total of 22, according to ESPN Statistics. In addition, they took over the paint by outscoring the Angelenos by a wide 78 to 46.

With their new victory, the Grizzlies are 38-18 in the West, putting themselves 20 wins over 50% for the first time since the 2014-15 season.

(Cover photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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