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Grizzlies continue to win without Ja Morant

The Memphis Grizzlies have stunned the NBA world by profitable their final 4 video games without star level guard Ja Morant. 

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Morant sustained a sprained knee in opposition to the Atlanta Hawks, and since then the Grizzlies have reeled off wins in opposition to Sacramento, Toronto, Oklahoma City and now Dallas on Saturday night time.

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The win in opposition to the Mavericks additionally marked the primary time in 25 years that an NBA group was ready to file a streak of 4 or extra consecutive wire-to-wire wins, outlined by Elias Sports as wins by which the group by no means trailed and the rating was by no means tied after 0-0.

With tonight’s win at Dallas, @memgrizz are the primary @NBA group within the final 25 seasons (when play-by-play knowledge was first tracked) to file a streak of 4+ wire-to-wire wins, outlined by @EliasSports as wins by which the group by no means trailed and the rating was by no means tied after 0-0. pic.twitter.com/h5axwjwV7z

— Grizzlies PR (@GrizzliesPR) December 5, 2021

The final time Morant was injured for an prolonged time frame the group misplaced 4 of its subsequent 5 video games. Now, at 13-10 on the season following the win in opposition to the Mavs, the Grizzlies are conserving themselves within the playoff image – essential given the parity within the Western Conference – till they will get their star participant again. Against Dallas, Desmond Bane stepped into the playmaker function and had a career-best night time, ending with 29 factors and 9 rebounds. 

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Morant is predicted again in a “couple of weeks” according to coach Taylor Jenkins.  

“He’s been responding rather well to the therapies, the raise classes that he is had and we’re sprinkling in simply small doses of on-court work simply to be certain that his knee’s shifting and seeing how he is responding day to day,” Jenkins mentioned.

Prior to his harm Morant had been producing All-Star kind, averaging 24.1 factors, 5.6 rebounds and 6.8 aasists for the season. 

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