Ja Morant: “I was just trying to win the game”


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On Saturday night against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant scored 45 points adding 13 assists and nine rebounds, but second-seeded Memphis couldn’t fully recover after the lowest-scoring first quarter in franchise history.

“I think we won by double digits in the last three quarters, so obviously that first quarter pretty much hurt us,” Morant said, via ESPN. “(I) feel pretty good, man. Obviously some stuff you’ve just got to play through and tolerate. … In that fourth quarter, I was just trying to win the game. Got it going pretty good, making shots, and just couldn’t get it over that hump.”

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