Postgame Report: Grizzlies secure winning road trip with 135-115 route over Magic

Key stat of the night

  • Morant led all scorers with 33 points (14-21 FG), five rebounds and seven assists in 29 minutes.

Key run of the night

  • Memphis improved to 18-9 (.667) on the road this season, the second best road record in the NBA.

Game overview

The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Orlando Magic 135-115 in Head Coach on Saturday Taylor Jenkins200th career game. The Grizzlies, supported by a spectacular performance by Yes Morantrecorded their first win at Amway Center since January 26, 2015.

Morant led all scorers with 33 points (14-21 FG), five rebounds and seven assists in 29 minutes. Years Jackson Jr. added 21 points, six rebounds and a block on 8-of-19 shooting. Steven Adams posted a double-double with 12 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists and
De’Anthony Melton posted his first double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Cole Anthony a total of 22 points (8-14 FG), six rebounds and five assists to lead Orlando.
Jalen Suggs 17 points added, four rebounds and five assists and Wendell Carter Jr. posted a double-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.

The Grizzlies extended their lead to a whopping 25 in the first half, 74-49, on a 1:11 three-pointer from Melton to play into the second quarter. Memphis led the rest of the way by at least 18 points as they cruised to their 18th win in their last 22 games. Memphis improved to 18-9 (.667) on the road this season, the second best road record in the NBA.

The Grizzlies beat the Magic 50.5% to 43.3% from the floor, improving to 15-1 this season when they shot over 50%. Memphis controlled the game from within, beating the Magic 68-34 in points in the paint, beating Orlando 62-38.

Memphis came out strong, beating the Magic 37-24 in the opening quarter. Morant paced the Grizzlies with 12 of his 33 in the first 10 minutes of play. The Grizzlies held their season high for points in the first half, extending their lead to 76-56 at halftime. Morant led all scorers in the first half with 22 points and Anthony led Orlando by 17 points.

Morant put the punctuation on the win with a highlight reel dunk to give the Grizzlies a 100-69 lead with 4:05 to play in the third quarter. Morant, who will make his first career start in the NBA All-Star Game later this month, has scored 30 or more points in eight of his last nine games.

Next game

The Grizzlies return home for just one game when they host the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, January 8 at 7 p.m. Fans unable to attend can watch the game on Bally Sports South or tune in on 92.9 FM ESPN.



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