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Ja Morant leads Grizzlies in victory over Jazz with 30-point triple-double

Ja Morant leads Grizzlies in victory over Jazz with 30-point triple-double

The Memphis Grizzlies (34-17) defeated the Utah Jazz (30-20) on Friday at FedExForum led by Ja Morant’s 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the highest-scoring triple-double in franchise history.

Grizzlies pulled away in the fourth quarter, but maintained relative control of the game all throughout in the absence of Jazz’s Rudy Gobert (left calf strain) and Donovan Mitchell (concussion). Morant, who on Thursday was named a starter for the All-Star game, led all scorers with his fifth consecutive match with 30+ points.

Besides Morant, four other Memphis players recorded double-figures in scoring, including Brandon Clarke with 22 points in 26 minutes off the bench. Jaren Jackson Jr. tallied 18 and matched his season-high six blocks while Desmond Bane added 16, and De’Anthony Melton contributed with 13 points.

Danuel House leads Jazz in scoring

Danuel House Jr., who is on his second 10-day contract for Utah, led his side in scoring with 21 points in 16 minutes off the bench. Joe Ingles was the only starter not to reach double-figures in scoring with five points in 21 minutes.

Mike Conley finished with 15 points and six assists, while Bojan Bogdanovic and Jordan Clarkson added 13 points each. Royce O’Neale and Hassan Whiteside scored a respective 12 and 11 points, and Eric Paschall ended the night with 10.

Utah, which lost its fourth consecutive game and 10th of the past 12, will visit the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday. Meanwhile, Memphis will host the Washington Wizards on Saturday.



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