Ja Morant, Grizzlies Beat LeBron James, Lakers to Snap LAL’s 4-Game Win Streak
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The Memphis Grizzlies’ win streak has now reached nine games after a 127-119 road win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. Desmond Bane had 23 points as Memphis improved to 28-14.
Jaren Jackson Jr. had 21 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks. Ja Morant added 16 points and a couple of spectacular plays to add to his highlight reel.
The final score was not indicative of the entire game. The Grizzlies led by as many as 29 before Los Angeles made a late run.
It’s the second time in less than two weeks that the Grizzlies have taken down the Lakers after coming back from a 14-point second-half deficit to defeat them on Dec. 29. It was the final meeting of the year between the two teams and Memphis wins the season series 3-1.
The Lakers fell to 21-20 and had their four-game win streak come to an end. LeBron James led the team with 35 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in the loss.
G Desmond Bane, MEM: 23 points
F Jaren Jackson Jr., MEM: 21 points, 12 rebounds, 6 blocks
G Ja Morant, MEM: 15 points
F LeBron James, LAL: 35 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists
G Russell Westbrook, LAL: 6 points (2-of-12 FG)
The Grizzlies will look to make it 10 straight wins on Tuesday at home against the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers will try to bounce back on Wednesday against the Sacramento Kings.
This article will be updated shortly to provide more information on this game.
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