Ja Morant’s growth is insane. Chosen as a starter for the All-Star, the question is no longer if he is one of the best in the NBA, but if he can even become the MVP this season.
That is what we have come to. Last night, receiving Utah, the Grizzlies guard signed a triple-double of 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists with which he led a new victory for his team, who are already settled in third place in the Western Conference with a balance of 34-17.
“I think the win was the biggest thing, but I guess it took the triple-double to get the win…Overall, it was a good night,” Morant says of a match that put Salt Lake City down three games and a half away.
Regarding the development of the match, the Tennessee team once again showed their solidity by making a difference in the second quarter, when they put themselves up 13 points, and knew how to manage such an advantage until the end of the match, and the fact is that the Jazz, despite never being too far away, they did not give the feeling of being able to win.
Morant was great, but he also had the collaboration of a Brandon Clarke who went up to 22 points from the bench. Also in double scoring figures were Jaren Jackson Jr. with 18 points to which he added six blocks, as well as Demond Bane with 17 points.
Utah in recovery mode
The Jazz have lost eight of their last ten games, something that seemed unthinkable until a few weeks ago. The absences of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert are hurting them a lot and they need to recover sensations. Mike Conley, who went to 15 points last night, believes they are on the right track to do so.
“We are playing with a more urgent mentality, we are playing harder. The boys are giving everything they have. At some point, we’re going to break through. Things will start to fall on our side. We feel that we are getting closer and closer to being who we are again, “says the point guard.
Utah’s leading scorer was Danuel House Jr. with 21 points off the bench. Both Bojan Bogdanovic and Jordan Clarkson, the latter from the second unit, scored 13 points.
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