Grizzlies Win Again Without Ja Morant

Despite Ja Morant's incredible talent, the Grizzlies' success was not entirely dependent on him.

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.