Ja Morant was "on his grizzly" as he led the Memphis Grizzlies to the first round of the NBA playoffs with a win over league MVP finalist Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
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The 21-year-old put on an electric 35-point performance to secure the 8-seed. His clutch-time scoring was key for his team down the stretch. Memphis advanced to play the Utah Jazz in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Sunday.
Morant received plenty of recognition for his performance on social media:
JA!— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 22, 2021
SHEESH! And that man answered! pic.twitter.com/aU8maabPfD— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) May 22, 2021
May 22, 2021
Ja like that❗️— kuz (@kylekuzma) May 22, 2021
Ja morant really like that 🙏🏿— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) May 22, 2021
Ja Morant has played like a top 5 PG tonight.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) May 22, 2021
Franchise level performance
🤝 @JaMorant PROUD OF YOU TWIN.!! NOW TAKE IT ANOTHER LEVEL.!— JAE CROWDER (@CJC9BOSS) May 22, 2021
Omgg 😭😭😭 makes me so happy https://t.co/CGAv4DhPmw— JJJ (@jarenjacksonjr) May 22, 2021