After he was hit in the fight for a rebound in the third quarter on the face, he could no longer see sensibly, but this did not stop Morant from showing a historical performance and leading the grizzlies to the standard compensation against Golden State. Teammates and head coach subsequently raved about their superstar.
- Morant: “I love these situations and the pressure”
- NBA Playoffs: Grizzlies vs. Warriors – The series at a glance (1-1)
After a slap in the face, Morant had to say goodbye to the cabin and missed the beginning minutes of the final section. He had to see how the Warriors grabbed their first tour of the game. Later, the grizzlies (after Dillon Brooks due to his hard foul against Gary Payton II) also lost Jaren Jackson Jr. with foul number six. But the answer of the home side came, in addition to important three of Ziaire Williams, the focus was on Morant as usual.
The Point Guard again got the lead with Stepback-Dreier, shortly afterwards he added a spectacular move, free throws and a floater. After a step error by Klay Thompson, the game was through. In the last 4:16 minutes, the grizzlies only had Morant. At least 15 points for a team at the end of a successful playoff game, LeBron James in 2007 will last against the pistons (even 25).
After game 1 against the Warriors, Stephen Curry told him that it would be a hard fight between the two and that they will have a lot of fun. This was confirmed: “I always said that this is my favorite matchup against someone like him. Yes, it will be a fight,” said Morant. The defeat before, when he had put a layup next to the possible victory at the last second, was still in his thoughts. “But before the game I said to myself: ‘We need victory and will get it.'”
“Yes, a very good player is,” said Brandon Clarke sober about his colleague’s playoff-career high. 47 points, 15 out of 31 from the field, 5 out of 12 from the distance, 8 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 steals – indeed very good. “It’s not just his plays. It is the will with which he plays. This is contagious. I said from the first day that he was made for moments like this, that’s incredibly impressive,” praised Memphis -Coach Taylor Jenkins.
Morant: “I love these situations and the pressure”
Williams, on the other hand, was pleased that Morant is on his side, because: “There is none in the league who can defend him properly.” Its plan for the final phase was very simple: “Making baskets, it is not more. I love these situations and pressure, but I also want to make the right decision and have boys who can make important throws for us.”
This plan opened, which is why the grizzlies secured play 5 in their own hall at least. But that doesn’t have to be. But first of all, Morant is doing – like Magic Johnson on Twitter wrote \ – most exciting players in the league – and his team for two games in the Bay Area.
NBA Playoffs: Grizzlies vs. Warriors – The series at a glance (1-1)
|1||1. May||9:30 p.m.||Memphis Grizzlies||Golden State Warriors||116: 117|
|2||4. May||3.30 a.m.||Memphis Grizzlies||Golden State Warriors||106: 101|
|3||8th. May||2.30 a.m.||Golden State Warriors||Memphis Grizzlies||–|
4 | 10. May | 4 o’clock | Golden State Warriors | Memphis Grizzlies | –
5 | 12. May | 3.30 a.m. | Memphis Grizzlies | Golden State Warriors | –
6| 14. May | TBD | Golden State Warriors | Memphis Grizzlies | –
7| 17. May | TBD | Memphis Grizzlies | Golden State Warriors | –
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