Ja Morant rolls it up again at Stephen Curry’s house

Impressive game that has been lived in San Francisco. After what happened five months ago, when the Memphis Grizzlies threw the Golden State Warriors out of the play-in in overtime, today the game ended the same again. Before these last two meetings, the Grizzlies had lost six straight home court games to the Warriors, but they seem to have taken their measure. For many reasons, of course. But if you had to reduce them all to one, that would undoubtedly be Ja Morant.

The point guard has started his third year in the league at an overwhelming level. If the MVP were given today, he would have many ballots to take it. I came to the NBA from No. 2 in the draft, in the shadow of Zion Williamson, but at this point it is very difficult not to doubt who is going to be better of the two. Morant’s growth is being tremendous. In his game, leading the team and knowing how to keep the tempo, and facing the basket, taking responsibility and scoring from all sides. For example, tonight he made two long-distance triples, when in his first two full years he had only made six. Or, for example also, scoring the decisive basket less than a minute from the end of extra time. But that growth is also seen in gestures such as getting up to speak in the middle of a key time-out. He knows himself a leader and is not afraid to wear that suit.

Morant and company (Desmon Bane 19 + 6, Jaren Jackson 15 + 8, Steven Adams 12 + 7) ended the unbeaten defeat of the Warriors, who came 4-0 to the game and with magnificent sensations. But this time two things basically killed them: losses (22) and Stephen Curry’s bad day. It seems crazy to define it like that after finishing the game with 36 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists, but the point guard was denied in the last 17 minutes, those that join the last quarter and extra time. He made 0/6 in that decisive stretch of the game, missing two triples that could have given his team victory. The first to avoid extra time and the second in overtime, 1:18 left. Finally, 7/20 on shots of three for him and 11/29 overall. An unusual bad day at the point guard’s office that the Warriors paid dearly for. But this year the West is very even and nobody forgives the mistakes.

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