Ja Morant is back. And anyone who likes exciting basketball is better for it. Via the Commercial Appeal:
A storybook finish was in the making when the Memphis Grizzlies hosted the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
The electric FedExForum was magnified with the return of Ja Morant after serving an eight-game suspension. Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said he wanted to keep Morant in the low 20s of minutes. His math worked out perfectly when Morant entered the game with 4:20 left in the fourth quarter after playing 19 minutes.
Morant entered the game with a lineup that included Jaren Jackson Jr., Desmond Bane, Luke Kennard and Santi Aldama, and the Rockets’ defense had no answers. The Grizzlies pulled away in the final minute to secure a 130-125 victory against the Rockets.
The Grizzlies are 45-27 this season, which is the 2nd best record in the Western conference.