Memphis was one of the NBA's top defensive teams for 82 games during the regular season. first in terms of defensive field goal rate. defense rating: second.
In terms of defensive rebounds, fourth. Memphis relied on its strengths as a result of Morant missing Game 2 of the Grizzlies' first-round series against the Lakers due to a hand injury.
On Wednesday, Memphis defeated Los Angeles 103-93 to even the series. Memphis limited Los Angeles to 41.2% shooting.
The Lakers only made 26.9% of their threes go in. The Grizzlies' constantly shifting defense prompted L.A.
To take shots after the shot clock had expired. After being overwhelmingly outrebounded in Game 1
Memphis forced 12 turnovers and edged the Lakers 49-47 in the paint in Game 2. After the first quarter, the Grizzlies had a 30-19 advantage and never trailed.
D'Angelo Russell stated, "First quarter they got the best of us. never permitted us to find a rhythm after that.
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