Saturday, November 27, 2021

Lakers beat Morant with 40 points, beat Grizzlies 121-118

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Carmelo Anthony has 28 points, Anthony Davis has 22 points and four blocks, and LeBron James has 19 points when the Los Angeles Lakers beat Ja Morant’s 40-point game to beat Memphis Grizzlies 121-118 Sunday night at their game. first win of the season.

There was a lot of drama in the last minute: Morant was fouled after a three-point attempt by Kent Basemore 2.5 seconds left, and Memphis was three behind. Morant had a chance to level the score, but missed the third and final free kick and the Lakers won.

Anthony moved up to ninth place on the NBA’s top scorers list with 27,423 career points.

The Lakers recorded a losing streak at the opening of the season of two games. The Grizzlies lost for the first time after successive victories at the opening of the season.

Morant threw 13 of 21 from the field and made his five best three-pointers. He added 10 assists. At half-time, Morant had 17 points, including four three-pointers.

Davis blocked Morant’s stoppage attempt with 50 seconds remaining, which seemed to secure him to the Lakers. The teams exchanged three free throws, then Basemore commits a foul on Morante. But the Grizzlies failed to complete their return.

The Lakers have played for the first time since Davis and Dwight Howard faced off on the bench against Phoenix. The couple announced that the disagreement was over by hiatus.

In a frightening moment for the Lakers, James fell to the court and in the third quarter pinned down his right foot after Desmond Bane fell in his leg. The coaches were looking at James, and he blacked out for a while. He tied his shoelaces again, jumped up again, jumped several times and stayed in the game. After about a minute, he had a large block.

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The Grizzlies were in the lead with 10 points in the first quarter. The Lakers dominated inside and used their growth advantage to come out at halftime with a score of 62-56.

FILM SESSION

On Saturday, the Lakers had an extended shoot to address defensive missions, among other things. According to Frank Vogel, it did a lot of good.

“I just think our group has a feeling that we’re okay,” Vogel said. “We have a lot of work and we are ready to do it. We treat our group well. We want to start 2: 0. We didn’t. But we are determined to go through the next game and understand that it will take some patience, but we are very good to our group. “

TIP-INS

Grizzlies: Defender De’Anthony Milton scored 10 points in 5:10 in the first quarter. … The Grizzlies played one after the other and won the Staples Center the day before, beating the Clippers 120-114. In the fourth quarter, they showed slight signs of fatigue.

Lakers: Los Angeles featured Anthony’s JumboTron tribute in the fourth quarter to mark his promotion to the NBA’s top scorers. Fans burst out chanting “Melo!”

NEXT

Memphis: Wednesday in Portland for the third game of four games.

Los Angeles: Tuesday in San Antonio.

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