Ja Moranthas had a very upsetting playoff run so far with the Memphis Grizzlies. They are currently going up against the Los Angeles Lakers, a team that was never considered to go past the first round. However, things are looking quite the opposite right now. The Lakers have taken to lead 3-1 in the series, putting Memphis in a really cold spot. What they should be concerned about moving forward is Ja s health.
During Game 4, Ja Morant did not have too much impact on the team. During his previous game, Morant scored 45 points with an injured hand. But it seems like it is starting to trouble him a bit more. Midway through the third quarter, Ja was on a drive to the basket.LeBron Jamesintervened under the basket and Morant collided with him in mid-air. Ja went down hard on the floor and got up shaking his hand in pain.
In Game 1, Morant had a similar fall againstAnthony Davis. Luckily, no signs of broken bones were found and the Grizzlies said he only needed pain treatment. However, the point guard may be in more trouble than previously thought. Avideotweeted by Clutch Points showed Morant in pain while being treated and bandaged in the locker room. This is very concerning for the title contenders.
Will Ja Morant be able to help the Grizzlies bounce back?
Ja Morant has always shown that he can power through injuries and pain with ease. But in the long run, it could be detrimental to his health. Over the years, several players have battled through injuries and most of them ended their careers as a result of it. The Grizzlies are a young team and have immense potential of being a top contender for years to come. However, the Grizzlies have to start prioritizing Morant s health over a title before it s too late.
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Ja scored 19 points along with 4 rebounds and 7 assists during the game. The Grizzlies lost to the Lakers 111-117 giving them a two-game lead. Memphis chances of survival through this series are very slim. They could potentially exit by Game 5 or 6 as well. Morant has not looked comfortable playing in pain, the only difference is that he has no broken bones.
LeBron James continues to dominate the court as he scored 22 points and 20 rebounds. It seems as if the Lakers have finally found their way through the slump. Davis has also been very consistent in putting up double-doubles.Austin Reaveswas their leading scorer for the night with 23 points. The Grizzlies struggled to put in shots mainly because of Morant s hand. He only had one point in the last quarter going 0-4 from the field and 1-2 from the line.