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Without Ja Morant, the Grizzlies overwhelm Milwaukee 129-102

De’Anthony Melton scored 24 points, Desmond Bane added 20 and the Memphis Grizzlies continued to shine despite the absence of leading scorer Ja Morant, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 129-102 on Saturday.

Dillon Brooks had 19 points and Jaren Jackson Jr. had 16 and two blocks as Memphis scored its fourth victory and won for the eighth time in its last nine games.

Melton was 8-for-11 from the field, including 6-for-9 from 3-point range.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 30 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks. He had 18 points in the third quarter as the Bucks tried to react.

Khris Middleton had 16 points for the defending NBA champions, who lost for just the third time in the last 13 games.

Milwaukee was caught by Boston in third place in the Eastern Conference, a half game behind Philadelphia and Miami.

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