En a party orphan of the great stars of both teams, the Grizzlies imposed their greatest solidity to end up crushing the Clippers (108-123). Jaren Jackson (26+8+3), Desmond Bane (23+7+4), Tyus Jones (18 + 5 + 5) and Brandon Clark (18 + 15 + 3) were the pillars on which the whole of Memphis built its victory. A meritorious triumph on the day that he could not count on his two game directors, your star Ja Morant on the court and his coach Taylor Jenkins, get off when entering the anticovid health protocols, on the bench.
They also did not have Steven Adams, Tillman, Anderson, Konchar o Pons, among others. Of course, the Clippers little or nothing resembled the real ones. Sin Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Moon, Preston o Hortenston, among others, was Marcus Morris (29 + 8) who more and better pulled the Los Angeles car. And almost the only one. His effort, complemented in the first part by that of Reggie Jackson (18 but with 5/15 tc) allowed the Angelenos to rule in the first quarter (36-28) and get to rest with options (56-66).
But as morris He lowered his benefits and rested he made an appearance the consistency of some Grizzlies who never lowered the piston and took command of the game (69-84) led by Jackson and Bane, although the own Morris kept a halo of hope for his people before the last quarter (84-94).
It was then that the grizzlies broke the game with a brutal exit that allowed them to take the ultimate distance (88-113) with Jackson and Jones unleashed. With the party decided, Tyron Read It gave minutes to those who almost never play and that did nothing but increase the advantage for the visitors, who also gave options to play to the less usual.
Santi Aldama, better than Serge Ibaka
Among them was the Spanish Saints Aldama, who played a few minutes in the second quarter and almost the entire end, signing 7 points (3/5 tc), a rebound and a plug in the 19 minutes he was on the court. The Spanish-Congolese played less Serge Ibaka, which left during the first quarter but then disappeared from Lue’s rotation. The pvot ended without scoring (0/2 tc), and contributed two rebounds in just eight minutes. The duel between Spaniards also ended up opting for that of the Grizzlies.