Grizzlies vs. Nets: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Grizzlies vs. Nets: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Grizzlies vs. Nets: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Memphis Grizzlies (24-14) play against the Brooklyn Nets (12-12) at Barclays Center

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Monday January 3, 2022

Memphis Grizzlies 118, Brooklyn Nets 104 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Justise Winslow on coming home off a high in Brooklyn for one game tonight: “I don’t believe in trap games.” – 1:13 AM
Rick Noland @RickNoland
It’s not much nationally, but Jon Teske played 56 seconds for the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday and got a steal. First player from Medina County to play in an NBA game @medinaathletics @JonTeske1:08 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Apparently my tweet about Desmond Bane calling Ja the best PG made it on the halftime show of the Warriors game.
Mentions filling up fast 😅 – 12:53 AM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Antonio Brown was at the Nets game tonight? That’s absolutely hilarious. – 12:44 AM
Memphis Grizzlies PR @GrizzliesPR
The @Memphis Grizzlies outrebounded the Brooklyn Nets 61-33 in Monday’s win.
The +28 rebound differential set a single-game franchise record (@EliasSports), surpassing the previous mark of +27 (done twice, last on Dec. 2, 2021 vs. Oklahoma City). pic.twitter.com/iFHLENZJU912:39 AM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
goodnight gang 😴
say it back. pic.twitter.com/iA2y8XFVCM12:38 AM
Memphis Grizzlies PR @GrizzliesPR
The @Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Brooklyn Nets 118-104 on Monday, the Grizzlies’ fifth straight win and league-leading sixth wire-to-wire victory of the season.
Memphis has won nine of its last 10 road games. pic.twitter.com/LzxTAmkQuO12:34 AM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
For the late night crew, fresh off their embarrassing loss to the Clippers, the Nets outdid themselves, getting blown out by Memphis. All of the sudden, Kyrie Irving’s return can’t come soon enough: theathletic.com/3050017/2022/0…12:34 AM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Trae Young finished tonight with a career-high 56 PTS, 14 AST, 17-26 FG, 7-12 3FG and 15-15 FT.
Per @StatMuse, Young joins Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan, Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook and James Harden (3x) as the only players ever with a 55p/10a game. – 12:33 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Trae Young tonight:
56 PTS (career high)
14 AST
17-26 FG
7-12 3P
15-15 FT
He joins Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan, Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook and James Harden (3x) as the only players ever with a 55p/10a game. pic.twitter.com/Qkx4yEhTac12:28 AM

Matt Williams @StatsWilliams
Trae Young finished with 56 points and 14 assists against the Trail Blazers.
The only player with more assists in a 50-point game is James Harden, who had 17 assists when he scored 53 points on December 31, 2016. – 12:27 AM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Omer Yurtseven: first Heat rookie with back-to-back 16-rebound games, seventh Heat player ever to do it.
Last five NBA rookies to do it before Yurtseven: Deandre Ayton, Blake Griffin, DeJuan Blair, Dwight Howard and Tim Duncan.
Serious company right there. – 12:21 AM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Trae Young becomes the first player since James Harden (12/31/16) to tally 50+ points and 14+ assists in a single game. Young currently has 50 points and 14 assists. – 12:19 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Kevin Durant on Ja Morant:
“He plays with great pace out there. He plays with joy and enthusiasm. You see him blossoming in front of our eyes.
“Since college he’s been on this trajectory. As a basketball fan you can’t wait to see what it’s like years going forward.” – 11:53 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Ja Morant had 36 points, eight assists and six boards against the #Nets, and them came to his postgame presser with a Nic Claxton jersey. (The two were AAU teammates) #Grizzlies #NBA11:43 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The Grizzlies beat the Nets, earning a few more believers.
“Since I got here, I’ve been saying we deserve more respect,” Ja Morant said. “When we do stuff like we’re doing now, every day that recognition will come.” dailymemphian.com/section/sports…11:41 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets had three games postponed. Today they had five reshuffled to fit them all in. And it’s ugly pic.twitter.com/dx2C2I3K1c11:39 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Last time Clippers saw Timberwolves here, they led by a season-best 27 points at halftime.
This was their worst first half of the season, surpassing a week ago vs Nets by trailing 64-46 at halftime to Timberwolves.
Jaden McDaniels has matched LA bench with 13 points. – 11:32 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Steve Nash says poor defense. Kevin Durant says slow starts. Durant said his personal poor shooting set a bad tone against the Grizzlies, but the Nets have lost 3 in a row: “We can’t panic.” nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…11:27 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Ja Morant came into his postgame press conference with Nic Claxton’s jersey on. The former AAU teammates did the jersey swap thing. – 11:24 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
just know we appreciate you grizz gang 🙅‍♂️💙 – 11:17 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Ja Morant’s averages over the past week (4 gms) are nuts – 35 pts, 7 reb, 6 ast per game shooting 57% from the field and 74(!)% from three (on 5 attempts per game).
Don’t think there’s ever been a Memphis player to go on a run like this before. – 11:15 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
Look up “certified bucket” and @Desmond Bane highlights are gonna pop up 🔥
𝟐𝟗 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬 | 𝟖 𝐫𝐞𝐛 | 𝟓 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐬
#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/EOSU6GvC6s11:06 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Ja Morant said he “100%” wants to see Desmond Bane in the 3-point contest at All-Star.
“He’s been kicking my ass in the shooting game. I need. him to do it to somebody else.” – Ja Morant – 10:53 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
“He loves to play, he loves being out there with his teammates, so can’t wait to see him out there. This is our livelihoods, this is something we dream about every day… I know there’s a lot of emotions going through his head.”
-Kevin Durant on Kyrie Irving’s upcoming return. pic.twitter.com/ZzPMahwSGT10:52 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Ja Morant said it was “surreal” to hear MVP chants in Brooklyn. Ja has heard the MVP chants at home in FedExForum but to hear it on the road is “different” because it’s the other team’s fans taking the time to show him love & respect. – 10:51 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant on if he wants to see Desmond Bane in the 3-point contest:
“100%, he be kicking my ass in the shooting contests. I want him to do that to somebody else.” – 10:49 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant 100% wants Desmond Bane in the 3-point contest — “he’s kicking my ass in these shooting games, and I want him doing that to somebody else” – 10:49 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant on how his relationship w/ Desmond Bane grown this year Des was in the gym everytime was there, and he was hungry.
“If you ask me, the Most Improved Player award should go to him, and he’s one of the best shooters in this league” – 10:48 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Ja Morant says the Grizzlies call themselves the “Road Warriors.” They’re 11-6 on the road after punishing Brooklyn. Memphis has the 7th-best record in the NBA.
“We have more fuel when we’re on the road,” Morant says. – 10:47 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant on the rebounding difference and how it sets the tempo on offense: It allows them to get out in transition, and getting rebounds means they’re getting a lot of stops – 10:46 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant on hearing “MVP” chants on the road: It’s “surreal” and something he’s been working towards to prove he’s one of the top players in this league, and it’s giving him recognition from both home and away fans.
Hearing MVP chants on the road is “different” and “big-time” – 10:45 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant on the team’s underdog mentality giving them satisfaction in games like tonight: They do it no matter what team it is — and he’s been saying they should get more respect, and they got people talking. They just want to play together for 48 minutes and get W’s – 10:44 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
“He’s just controlling the games… He’s developed into a major scorer as well. He plays with great pace out there, plays with joy and enthusiasm, and you see him blossoming in front of our eyes.”
-Game recognize game, Kevin Durant on Ja Morant’s evolution. pic.twitter.com/90aKA9ax8I10:43 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant on if he should be an All-Star starter: He doesn’t focus on that. Everyone that knows him knows he’s humble, but confident. He’ll let his teammates continue talking for him, and he’ll do what he can do to prove their case – 10:43 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Durant said he’s happy Nash didn’t re-insert the starters back into the lineup when the young guys were rallying. Said they deserved to finish the game given how they played. – 10:43 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Watch Ja Morant take off for monster dunk, lead Grizzlies past Nets nba.nbcsports.com/2022/01/03/wat…10:42 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant on what’s allowed them to have success with guys out: “We have a lot of guys that can score and make plays for each other” — knowing that they can do that is “big” and you have guys stepping up in bigger roles – 10:42 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant said they’re all underdogs, and they want to see each other thrive.
They have a “we > me” mindset in this organization – 10:41 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant says the key to getting out in those runs is to get stops and stay aggressive, even in slow transition — he and Adams got that connection there – 10:40 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant is here. He said that Durant and LeBron are two of the best to ever play, and to go out there and compete with those guys is “special.” But he just wants to go out there and be himself and put the team in a position to win – 10:39 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant on Ja Morant: “You see him blossoming before our very eyes.” – 10:39 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant loves the young guys and what they bring. Liked what he saw in that fourth quarter rally. – 10:39 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Ja Morant tonight:
✅ 36 PTS
✅ 6 REB
✅ 8 AST
It’s the 10th time Morant has recorded at least 30p/5r/5a in a game, breaking a tie with Shareef Abdur-Rahim for the most such games in @Memphis Grizzlies history. – 10:36 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs have forced 23 turnovers tonight, the most this season. Forced 22 vs MEM – 10:36 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
“We had an opportunity tonight and just didn’t get it done… We didn’t close out this game like we could have or should have. This was a missed opportunity, but we move on. I expect our guys to respond.” – James Borrego
#AllFly | @HusqvarnaUSA10:33 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane on shooting better on the road than on the home: “It’s just how the game of basketball is going” – 10:31 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Desmond Bane on Steven Adams:
“He’s been a monster. … He’s a team guy, too. Great heart. Great spirit.” – 10:31 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane on how important the rebound margin was to the team’s success tonight: He said Steven Adams has been a monster — being a connector with his passing, rebounding the ball, screening, defense. Called him a great teammate with a big heart – 10:31 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane said everyone on this team can play, and he gives credit to Kleiman for finding guys that can play and fit the team’s culture – 10:30 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane on the team navigating through the health and safety protocols and maintaining the chemistry: “Culture.”
He praised Taylor Jenkins, Zach Kleiman, and Ja Morant for making everyone feel like they’re a part of the plan – 10:29 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane says the team relishes the opportunity to prove they belong and that they’re one of the best teams in the league, but they want to continue getting better 1 day at a time – 10:28 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Desmond Bane said we shouldn’t be debating on if Ja Morant should be an All-Star but we should be debating on whether or not he is the best point guard in the league.
When asked if Ja is the best PG in the league, Desmond Bane responded, “I think so….” – 10:28 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Desmond Bane on Ja Morant:
“People want to debate if he’s an All-Star, I think we should debate if he’s the best point guard in the league.”
And, to nobody’s surprise, Bane thinks Morant is the best. – 10:28 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Slumping #Nets look in desperate need of Kyrie Irving with loss to #Grizzlies nypost.com/2022/01/03/net… via @nypostsports10:27 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane thinks the team did a great job locking into the team’s attention to detail, and it translated to success guarding KD and Harden – 10:27 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Desmond Bane: “People talk about whether Ja should be an all-star. The question is whether he is the best point guard in the league.” – 10:27 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane says the conversation with Ja Morant shouldn’t be if he’s an All-Star — it should be if he’s the best point guard in the league – 10:27 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane said he and Ja Morant are “work horses” and they have a chip on their shoulders. They are both happy to see each other thriving – 10:26 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Just seeing everything now. COVID currently kicking my butt, slept through the game.
From what I’m gathering… Nets seemingly having a difficult time incorporating everyone back after their own COVID outbreak. Bad habits forming during this mini skid.
.. Kyrie returns Wednesday – 10:26 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane on his focus guarding KD: He didn’t want to make things easy for him and to mix up looks on him to get him going different directions. Also called him “probably the best scorer ever” – 10:26 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Pistons beat Bucks. Bulls will take 2-game lead over Nets and Bucks with a win. – 10:25 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jarrett Culver feels like he’s putting people on notice about his defense, and he wants to use it to fuel offense. He wants to guard the other team’s best player and get stops – 10:24 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Jarrett Culver said it’s the culture that makes this group so special. Culver said everybody plays hard and nobody has an ego. They bond over that as brothers and they all just want to win. – 10:24 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jarrett Culver called the Nets a great, talented team, and they’re one of those teams where you want to rise up to the challenge – 10:24 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jarrett Culver on his offensive game off the dribble: He put in the work, and he knows the result will come after, and that gave him the confidence in hitting those shots tonight – 10:23 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Jarrett Culver said it was a lot of push-ups and sit-ups while he was in quarantine. He played 30 minutes today in his first game out of health and safety protocols.
“Getting in shape hurt, too.” – 10:23 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jarrett Culver on entering protocols on the road and being stuck here and his itch to play: He did a lot of pushups and sit-ups to stay ready – 10:22 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jarrett Culver praised the team’s culture — “no one has an ego, we bond as brothers, and we focus on winning” – 10:22 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jarrett Culver: “Ja’s a crazy talent” — said you gotta read what he’s doing and understand how to fit alongside him to impact the game – 10:21 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jarrett Culver on the fresh start: It’s been great, and he wants to stay ready for any opportunity in front of him – 10:21 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Taylor Jenkins on which ways he’s seen Ja Morant and Desmond Bane’s chemistry grown: It goes to draft day, and Ja’s been studying his game since he was at TCU. They put in a lot of work together this offseason. They organically developed it through these games – 10:18 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Coach Jenkins said the defensive activity, the discipline and the execution are what stood out to him tonight for his guys. The game plan was to get the Nets off their rhythm. Patty Mills was a big part of that and the Grizz held him scoreless tonight. – 10:16 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
“Obviously, we’d love to have Kyrie back. He’s a special, special talent. But there’s things that we need to correct internally and individually that can help us. And then adding Kyrie back, is gonna be more special.”
-James Harden on Irving’s return. – 10:15 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Make it five straight for the Grizzlies. This win came as a 6.5 point underdog with six players in health and safety protocols. Ja Morant and Desmond Bane combined for 65. The Grizzlies set a franchise record by outrebounding the Nets by 29.
Story: commercialappeal.com/story/sports/n…10:14 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nets lose 3 in a row, each loss more embarrassing than the next nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…10:14 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Taylor Jenkins says Ja Morant’s balance of being aggressive scoring and playmaking is what all point guards have to go through, and he’s doing a great job of balancing that with great pace as well. He believes his assist numbers will be high over time as well – 10:11 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Ja Morant last 4 games:
35.0 PPG
57.6 FG%
73.6 3P% (14-19)
The Griz have won 5 in a row (yes, with him). pic.twitter.com/PDi4lhFTNU10:11 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Taylor Jenkins on if those kind of performances from Ja Morant are important on these big stages: He’s an All-Star because he impacts winning — and that’s all he cares about, and he empowers his teammates as well – 10:10 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Recap: Ja Morant owns Gotham, Grizzlies shock Nets 118-104
@NathanChester24 https://t.co/5KT6nV1txX pic.twitter.com/M1RTUu6Vil10:09 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Reminder: Ja Morant and Desmond Bane are the NBA’s most promising young backcourt. They did it again tonight. 36 for Ja and 29 for Bane.
commercialappeal.com/story/sports/n…10:09 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Taylor Jenkins here for postgame. Thought the defensive activity and execution was ‘phenomenal’ — had a multitude of guys had great stretches of defensive discipline against KD and Harden. They were swarming downhill and flying out to shooters – 10:08 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Steve Nash: “That was embarrassing. We got our butt kicked.” #Nets10:05 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
final
Nets 104
Grizzlies 118
Ja: 36 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds
Bane: 29 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals
Clarke: 16 points, 7 rebounds
Jones: 12 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists
Culver: 12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals
Adams: 12 rebounds, 6 points, 5 assists – 10:04 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Steve Nash talked about the #Nets rebounding woes, adds they’re “not a serious team unless they address it.” – 10:04 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Impressive victory for Memphis, and a disappointing loss for Brooklyn, which has now dropped 3 in a row at home.
Ja Morant had 41 last week to beat LeBron James and the Lakers. He had 36 to beat Kevin Durant and the Nets tonight. – 10:01 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Can’t forget: The Grizzlies NEVER GAVE UP THE LEAD! – 10:00 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
HELLLLLO BROOKLYN. HOW YA DOIN’? pic.twitter.com/NUjUZMU7ei9:59 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
GRIZZ DUB.
GRIZZ DUB.
GRIZZ DUB.
GRIZZ DUB.
GRIZZ DUB. – 9:59 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Road warriors get it done! First game of 2022 and it’s a @Memphis Grizzlies win over the Nets, 118-104!
Morant: 36pts, 6reb, 8ast
Bane: 29pts, 8reb,
Grizzz outrebounded the Nets 62-33, had 42 bench pts, 29 2nd chance pts & 62 PTS in the paint! – 9:58 PM
Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
nets tanking for the 5th seed is literally a championship level move – 9:57 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Nets lose again. Good for the Bulls, but seedings won’t matter much with the top four teams in the East come postseason. – 9:57 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The Grizzlies beat the Nets, Bane and Morant combine for 65 points and they outrebound Brooklyn 62-33!
Huge win. – 9:57 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Final: Grizzlies beat the Nets 118-104. Embarrassing loss. Ja Morant and co. ran the Nets off the floor. The offense was stagnant, the rebounding was nonexistent and the Nets have yet to beat a top-four team in either conference this season. Help is on the way in Kyrie Irving. – 9:56 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Nets lose to Grizzlies. Bucks trailing Pistons in 4th (what?). Bulls with opportunity here. – 9:55 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Last week, Ja Morant scored 41 points to beat LeBron James and the Lakers. Tonight, he scores 36 to beat Kevin Durant and the Nets. Morant and Desmond Bane combine to score 65 points on 26-49 shooting. – 9:55 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Antonio Brown spotted courtside at Nets-Grizzlies game one day after sideline meltdown against Jets
cbssports.com/nba/news/anton…9:55 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Holy crap is that John Teske in a Grizzlies uniform? I can’t even keep up anymore. – 9:54 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Taylor Jenkins is bringing out the crew of
Xavier Sneed
Dakota Mathias
Yves Pons
Daquan Jeffries
Jon Teske – 9:53 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Official Ben Taylor announces to applause that Nash won the challenge. “However…” he says. It’s successful because the foul is changed to Day’Ron Sharpe and off of Brown. Great delivery on his end. Way to pause for dramatic effect. – 9:51 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Steve Nash’s challenge is successful, but the foul is changed from Bruce Brown to Day’Ron Sharpe. Ja Morant will still shoot free throws. – 9:50 PM
Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
Ja Morant is so good, Antonio Brown stayed for the entire game (which is unusual for him) – 9:47 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
‘Lakers Talk’ starts at 7p…
-Is Lebron still the best player in the NBA?
-Thoughts on Russ’s post game comments from last night
-Rondo trade to Cleveland, the benefit for both sides
-Previewing games this week…Sac, Atlanta, Memphis
@ESPNLosAngeles pic.twitter.com/4tO01ihNoG9:47 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
BANEGOOOOOO
Desmond. Bane. WHEN YOU NEED HIM! – 9:46 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Bane on both ends!
CHOO CHOO – 9:46 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Bane with a huge defensive play. – 9:46 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Nice play and pass! Adams ➡️Bane! – 9:45 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Ja Morant is the first player in @Memphis Grizzlies history to record four straight 30-point games.
He had shared the previous franchise record of three such games in a row with Bryant Reeves (1998), Pau Gasol (2006), and Marc Gasol (2017). – 9:44 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The Adams-Bane connection comes thru! – 9:44 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Cam with the corkscrew ‼️ pic.twitter.com/P0kfoYZTA59:43 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Oh boy. Memphis was up 26. It’s now 12 with five to go. – 9:43 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
ball movement. body movement.
24 for in the game for @Desmond Bane pic.twitter.com/TYLwz9297r9:43 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
23 PTS and 14 REB for @Miles Bridges means 50% off pizza for you tomorrow! Use code HORNETS at @yourlocaldomino. 🍕
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/lVBV5e11pz9:41 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Brookyln starters were embarrassed on multiple levels tonight, but the one that stood out for me was Harden just completely quitting in the middle of the third quarter. – 9:40 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Steve Nash pulled a Tom Thibodeau and put his starters on the bench to open the 4th quarter. A unit of Jevon Carter, Bruce Brown, David Duke Jr., Cam Thomas and Day’Ron Sharpe has gone on a 23-12 run to to start this period. Timeout, Grizzlies. – 9:40 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Steve Nash, with the Nets down and out in this game, went to his young guys at the end of his bench and they’ve breathed some life back into Brooklyn. Memphis calls timeout down 108-96 with 5:41 to go. We’ll see if Nash gives his vets another shot late or rides the young guys. – 9:39 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Cam Thomas up-and-under layup off a fast break. The deficit is 12 with 5:41 left. Curious to see how Nash plays it. I’d leave the young guys in a little longer before re-inserting Durant or Harden. – 9:39 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Gordon: 27 PTS, 8 REB, 4 AST
Terry: 25 PTS, 5 REB, 5 3PT
Miles: 23 PTS, 14 REB, 4 STL
LaMelo: 18 PTS, 4 REB
#AllFly | @drpepper pic.twitter.com/15Vs8uMxwM9:34 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Cam Thomas showing some playmaking. Drives to the basket and kicks to an open Bruce Brown in the corner for a 3. – 9:33 PM
Matt Williams @StatsWilliams
Ja Morant has scored 30+ points in 4 straight games, passing Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol and Bryant Reeves for the longest streak in Grizzlies history.
He has 20 paint points and 10 fast break points in a game for the 3rd time this season, tying Giannis for most in the NBA. – 9:31 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Wow. The Brooklyn Nets getting smacked at home by Memphis. After inexcusably losing to the Clippers. Amazing – 9:26 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Steve Nash and Kevin Durant weren’t happy after the Clippers loss and I can’t imagine this one is going to improve their moods any. – 9:24 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Brandon Clarke has been awesome – 9:24 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Cam Thomas is checking in to start the fourth quarter. – 9:22 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
FLY WITH 12 🥷✈️
@Ja Morant x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/cxXyzFaFK79:22 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
end of the 3rd
Nets 73
Grizzlies 96
25-8 run to end the 3rd
Ja: 33 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds
Bane: 19 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals
Culver: 12 points, 3 steals
Clarke: 12 points, 7 rebounds
Adams: 10 rebounds, 6 points, 3 assists – 9:21 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the third quarter: Nets trail Memphis 96-73. Grizzlies went on a 25-8 run in the final six and a half minutes of the third. They have outrebounded the Nets by 29. The second-chance points margin is 29-4. WOOF. – 9:21 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The Grizzlies are like 2 Covid cases away from signing dudes at the local YMCA but as long as they have Bane and Morant they have a chance. – 9:20 PM
Matt Williams @StatsWilliams
Ja Morant has recorded his 7th game with 20 paint points this season, passing Nikola Jokic and Anthony Davis for the 2nd-most this season.
Only Giannis Antetokounmpo has more games with 20 paint points. – 9:20 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
4th straight 30 honey gold special for @Ja Morant 🥷
#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/kkBh8ExFWS9:19 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
The Nets are showing a lot of signs of not caring again and the fear they have to face is: Are they going to become a team that’s more excited to play road games? – 9:18 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Ja Morant has 33 points and is playing so well that he is being cheered at the Barclays Center. – 9:18 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The Grizzlies have 8 players out and they lead the Brooklyn Nets (with Durant and Harden) by 23.
And Ja Morant has 31 points in the third quarter. They can’t stop him.
Folks — you might have already known this — but the Memphis Grizzlies are legit. – 9:17 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
WHERE WERE YOU FOR THE JARRETT CULVER GAME – 9:17 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Ja Morant is exposing the Nets’ interior defense tonight: He’s up to 31 points on 13/19 FG, one physics-defying finish at a time.
The Grizzlies have opened a 94-71 lead over the Nets at Barclays Center. Crowd is restless and boos are stewing. – 9:16 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
20-6 run for the boys from beale street – 9:16 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant is looking like the best player on the floor – 9:16 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Ja Morant has taken the Nets apart with surgical precision here in the third quarter. One absurd drive to the rim after another. He’s slicing through the defense time after time. – 9:16 PM
Frank Isola @TheFrankIsola
Antonio Brown’s biggest sports sin this week is staring at this cellphone as Ja Morant is putting on a show. – 9:13 PM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
Best part of that Ja-to-BC oop was it was on the Ghost of Blake Griffin – 9:12 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Grizzlies up 83-67 on the Nets with 2:59 left in the third. Memphis is getting whatever they want on the Nets and Ja Morant is insane. Durant not scoring and the Grizzlies are +24 on the Nets in terms of rebounding. That is not ideal. – 9:12 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Timeout, Steve Nash: The Grizzlies have jumped out to an 83-67 lead here at the 2:59 mark of the 3rd quarter. Kevin Durant & James Harden are a combined 13 of 36 from the field tonight. – 9:12 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Ja Morant will be making a trip to Cleveland next month. – 9:11 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Ja Morant is carving the Nets defense tonight: 25 points on 11/17 FG with 7 assists to show. – 9:11 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
IT’S GETTING DARK IN THE BARCLAYS CENTER
@Ja Morant #NBAAllStar 🥷 pic.twitter.com/mSNHaEsqSg9:10 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
I almost fell off the treadmill after that Ja Morant dunk – 9:10 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
SANTI BLOCK ON HARDEN OMG – 9:09 PM
Frank Isola @TheFrankIsola
Knicks were one pick away from getting Ja Morant. Luck, or lack there of, is underrated in sports. – 9:09 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Amazing Ja Morant dunk.
And an amazing call by @thefishnation! – 9:09 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
WELCOME TO THE DARK – 9:09 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Ja Morant just detonated here in Brooklyn. Wow. The Grizzlies are getting whatever they want right now. – 9:08 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
This is some variety against JV type stuff. Haven’t seen too many teams dominate the boards like this. The Grizzlies have 17 offensive rebounds. The Nets have 18 total rebounds. – 9:08 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Ja Morant just exploded for a one-handed dunk that set Barclays on fire good God – 9:08 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
JA MORANT OH MY GOODNESS – 9:08 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Ja Morant did a thing. You’re about to see it on this app a bunch. – 9:08 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Desmond Bane makes a 3.
Ian Eagle: “Bane wondering what will break first: the mind or body.” – 9:03 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Slowly thinking about going from Steven Adams is one of the strongest men in the NBA to Steven Adams is the strongest man in the NBA. Even when he doesn’t have initial position he just moves guys out of the way. – 9:03 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
DESMOND BANE WITH THE TREY BALL IN THE EYES OF KEVIN DURANT – 9:02 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Offensive rebounds for Memphis tonight: 15
Total rebounds for Brooklyn tonight: 18
In related news, the Grizzlies have a 20-4 edge in second chance points in this game – the main reason Memphis is up by eight midway through the third. – 9:02 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Culver REALLY wants to dunk on KD – 9:01 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
JJJ on KD now with Tillie sitting on the bench in foul trouble. – 8:57 PM
Frank Isola @TheFrankIsola
Antonio Brown, fully dressed, at the Nets game in Brooklyn tonight. pic.twitter.com/luN15On7qk8:57 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
if you’re reading this another defender just flew by @Desmond Bane8:56 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Steven Adams is second in the NBA in offensive rebounds per game with 4.19.
He already has six (!!!) offensive boards in this game. The Grizzlies’ 18 second-chance points are a big reason they lead. – 8:49 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
If the Nets, Bucks, Bulls and Heat end up being the East’s final four, who would you like to face who in the second round?
I think I want Bucks-Heat and Nets-Bulls. Really build up that Bucks-Heat rivalry, and DeMar/LaVine trying to match buckets with the Nets would be awesome. – 8:48 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Nets’ Kyrie Irving likely to return on Wednesday in Indy. Couldn’t happen soon enough for Nets. Team trailing Grizzlies at half and trying to avoid dropping to third in the East.
newsday.com/sports/basketb… via @Newsday8:47 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
The return of Kyrie!
With reports that Kyrie Irving will make his season debut Wednesday night, @Brooklyn Nets reporter @Grady tells @Rick Kamla & @adaniels33 what he’s most excited to see pic.twitter.com/qun9DTXNNG8:47 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
What a finish to the half for Desmond Bane. And this is nothing new for the Grizzlies. Bane is a bucket. Averaging 17/4/2 on 41% from 3. Great with and without the ball. Good passer too. Bane and Ja Morant have been one of the NBA’s five best backcourts. Don’t sleep on Memphis. pic.twitter.com/fCeOaJNPPF8:45 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Patty Mills has been great for the Nets, but they might be better putting him back as a reserve. Let him get tons of second unit shots and put a guy who doesn’t need shots but will defend with Harden. – 8:45 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
🟣🟣🟣⚪️
#AllFly | @AthleticBrewing pic.twitter.com/87zQeNQwwp8:44 PM

David Hardisty @clutchfans
The NBA’s continuation call can be so inconsistent. Ever since they changed the rules to slow down Harden, it’s just not clear what should be continuation. – 8:44 PM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
There is a foundation in place for this Memphis team to be good for the long haul:
✅All-Star: Ja Morant
✅Top starters: Bane and Jackson Jr.
✅Depth
✅Expiring contracts
✅1st Rd. Picks: 10 in the next 7 years
✅Future cap flexibility
Only scratching the surface – 8:41 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Vintage move by @LaMelo Ball 😲
#NBAAllStar | #AllFly pic.twitter.com/WBRHELeGXR8:40 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Grizzlies with the 56-47 lead over the Nets @ the half
Morant: 15pts
Bane: 13pts
Culver: 9pts
Grizz 13 offensive rebounds; 18 2nd chance PTS – 8:37 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
HALFTIME
Nets 47
Grizzlies 56
Ja: 15 points, 4 assists
Bane: 13 points, 5 rebounds
Culver: 9 points, 3 steals
Tyus: 7 points, 5 rebounds
Clarke: 6 points, 3 rebounds – 8:37 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
cone work.
13 in the first half for @Desmond Bane 🔥
#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/WatjE3becM8:36 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Grizzlies have six players in health and safety protocols and are still leading Nets by 9 on the road at halftime. Ja Morant (15pts) & Desmond Bane (13pts) are doing what they do. Jarrett Culver has 9 points in his 1st game back out of health and safety protocols.
Grizz up 56-47 – 8:36 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Halftime here in Brooklyn, with Memphis leading 56-47. Desmond Bane & Ja Morant have scored 28 points on a combined 12-21 shooting, plus five assists. James Harden and Kevin Durant also have 28 points, but are 10-for-25 from the field. Grizz have an 18-4 edge in 2nd chance points – 8:35 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Halftime: Grizzlies lead the Nets 56-47. Ja Morant and Desmond Bane are cooking. James Harden and Kevin Durant are, too. The difference is Memphis has a lead in bench points 22-11 twice as many rebounds. Patty Mills is scoreless, Memphis has 18 second-chance points to BK’s four. – 8:35 PM
Pete Pranica @PetePranica
Welcome back Jarrett Culver!! @Memphis Grizzlies depth is on display tonight. Nets lacking force, cohesion and shot-making. – 8:34 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
This can’t be the ideal start Kevin Durant had hoped for – 8:34 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant and Desmond Bane. Ja Morant and Desmond Bane. Ja Morant and Desmond Bane. Ja Morant and Desmond Bane. Ja Morant and Desmond Bane. Ja Morant and Desmond Bane. Ja Morant and Desmond Bane. Ja Morant and Desmond Bane. Ja Morant and Desmond Bane.
And Jarrett Culver! – 8:33 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
can’t knock the handle 🥷 pic.twitter.com/Ip9T1B8Y7h8:31 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Running circles around the defense 👌
@Gordon Hayward | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/meA1DDYT258:31 PM

Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Ian Eagle after Bruce Brown put back lay-up: “Hiding on the backstreets was Bruce.” – 8:29 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
memphis bbq >>>>> brooklyn bbq
we didn’t forget btw. pic.twitter.com/o4Tq1ftanb8:28 PM

Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Steven Adams has to have like 60 pounds on Nic Claxton – 8:24 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
spread love that’s the memphis way 〽️ pic.twitter.com/A5ADExWknq8:22 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
It’s probably been overlooked since the Grizzlies have been winning, but Jaren Jackson Jr. has not been playing well offensively. – 8:17 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
new year. more shot clock cheese 🧀
7 points off the bench for JC pic.twitter.com/eCRu8doNYQ8:13 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Just started randomly laughing while Yves Pons was shooting free throws. When we were in college at UT, his physique was similar to what it is now. A reporter asked him what was he doing workout wise and he said he only did push-ups before coming to America. Lol – 8:12 PM
Chris Vernon @ChrisVernonShow
Is that the sun I see over here on Jarrett Culver island?? pic.twitter.com/maECwKHB7T8:11 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
THIS IS THE JARRETT CULVER DRAFT TWITTER TOLD US ABOUT – 8:08 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Jarrett Culver is in that Texas Tech top-10 pick bag right now. – 8:08 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Following up that Brooklyn win with *that* half was far too predictable.
Houston can do *one thing* consistently on offense (get to the rim) and it just so happens to be what the Sixers struggle with the most. This perimeter defense is so far away from being championship caliber – 8:08 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
🐻⚪️⚪️⚪️
Us: 29 | @Brooklyn Nets: 24
📺 @GrizzOnBally pic.twitter.com/rjlVXjP4PH8:08 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
JH: Defense – > KD: Offense pic.twitter.com/xy0Wt75RRT8:07 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
End of the 1st quarter
Nets 24
Grizzlies 29
Ja: 9 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds
Bane: 7 points, 2 rebounds
Culver: 5 points, 3 steals
Clarke: 4 points, 2 rebounds
Adams: 5 rebounds – 8:06 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the first quarter: Nets trail the Grizzlies 29-24. Kevin Durant and James Harden have accounted for all but two of the Nets’ baskets. Brooklyn has seven turnovers already. Slow start, got into a groove as the quarter went on. – 8:05 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
🟣🟣⚪️⚪️
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/1KiBpRAIkH8:04 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
There’s a lot of game left in this one, obviously. And maybe I shouldn’t be surprised by this anymore.
But it’s still so impressive that the Grizzlies show up and play hard every single game, even with the odds stacked against them.
That was a heck of a first quarter. – 8:04 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Shifting gears like a true #NBAAllStar 🤩⭐️
@LaMelo Ball | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/fJqOm6Om9n8:04 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
We got an Yves Pons sighting, someone check on @StatsSAC8:03 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Jarrett Culver has come back out of protocols making a huge impact. Pretty wild how Taylor Jenkins just keeps plugging in guys who come in and make it looks like the team isn’t missing a beat. This is not common. – 8:03 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Kevin Durant is a defensive nightmare in transition. Just terrifies most ball-handlers, and with good reason. – 8:02 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
KD: Defense – > JH: Offense pic.twitter.com/JLt3tqMkKp8:01 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Ja Morant checks out after taking an inadvertent shot to the face. #Nets #Grizzlies8:00 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
James Harden’s reflexes are something else, man. – 8:00 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
TURN AROUND AND LOOK AT IT 🥷
@Ja Morant x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/r656gqXRoB7:56 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
SKY MILES ✈️
@Miles Bridges x #NBAAllStar ⭐️⭐️⭐️ pic.twitter.com/zYw9BsB9Wb7:55 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
The Grizzlies have knocked down 4 threes in the 1st qtr and there is still 5 min left 👀 – 7:54 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nash goes with James Johnson and Blake Griffin as his first two reserves off the bench. More minutes for Griffin with Aldridge out tonight. – 7:54 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
The Grizzlies have jumped out to an early 21-10 lead over the Nets here at the 5:07 mark in the first quarter. Memphis leads in rebounds, 12-3, and is 4/8 from downtown. – 7:53 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
oh it’s like that @Ja Morant 👀 – 7:53 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant is ON FIRE from 3.
Goodness. – 7:52 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
One of my favorite unwritten NBA rules is players not wearing the signature sneakers of opponents when playing against them. I’ve seen Jaren Jackson Jr. wear KD’s at every game I’ve attended so far. He is not wearing KD’s today. – 7:52 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
After Morant and Bane put the #Nets in an early 12-4 hole, Brooklyn has somewhat steadied the ship. They trail 15-10 after yet another slow start at home. #Grizzlies7:49 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
I really appreciate the audacity from Jarrett Culver to go for the dunk on KD – 7:49 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant with an early candidate for play of the night, hunting down Minnesota’s Jarrett Culver for a chasedown block that led to a James Johnson transition 3. – 7:48 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
That Kevin Durant chase down block was wild – 7:48 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant — HOF shooting specialist badge – 7:48 PM
Pete Pranica @PetePranica
Bane shoots/scores better on the road (21.2 PTs on 52.%% FG) than he does at home. Cooking early in Brooklyn. – 7:48 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
The confidence of that pull up Desmond Bane 👌🏾 – 7:47 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
“Bane for 3. The fire rises.” – Ian Eagle – 7:47 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
first quarter @Desmond Bane is a problem 🔥 – 7:47 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Talk about a great start to 2022! Killian Tillie signs a NBA multi-year contract on January 1st and now gets his first NBA start on January 3rd. – 7:44 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Death, taxes, Steven Adams offensive rebounds – 7:44 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
In Brooklyn for Grizzlies-Nets tonight. Should be a lot of fun. Memphis has been one of the better stories in the league this year, currently sitting fourth in the West behind perhaps the league’s best young backcourt in Ja Morant and Desmond Bane. – 7:41 PM
Pete Pranica @PetePranica
Grizzlies starting just their 8th different lineup — among the fewest in the NBA. Happy to see @KillianTillie get the start tonight. – 7:39 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
🟣⚪️⚪️⚪️
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/AyuX8wmMxi7:38 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs notebook:
Poeltl, Siakam share tight bond after entering league together as Raptor draftees.
Murray eyeing return in Boston.
League reschedules postponed game with Raptors, changes start time for outing at Brooklyn.
expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a…7:38 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
JJJ or Tillie I wonder who gets the initial KD assignment tonight – 7:34 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
every day a star is born. clap for em. clap for em ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/dnCYzdC43c7:29 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Really cool of Kevin Durant to come celebrate Josh Giddey’s triple double pic.twitter.com/xU2ukBeA7f7:27 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Good evening from Barclays Center. I just had an oatmeal raisin cookie. I’m game-ready. Nets-Grizzlies tip in a bit. First game for the Nets since that ugly Clippers loss and the last before Kyrie Irving returns. Memphis has eight replacement players. Updates to come. – 7:20 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
starting five 🆚 @Brooklyn Nets
🥷 @Ja Morant
🪣 @Desmond Bane
🇫🇷 @KillianTillie
🦄 @Jaren Jackson Jr.
🥝 @RealStevenAdams
@Verizon | #GrzNxtGen pic.twitter.com/KchAOKt0dl7:20 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Two pregame stories today.
The first on Kyrie Irving, whose debut on Wednesday is Brooklyn’s worst-kept secret: nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…
The second on Joe Harris, whose return is in the 2-week ballpark now 5 weeks removed from ankle surgery: nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…7:16 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Brooklyn will start Harden, Mills, Durant, Bembry and Claxton tonight vs. the #Grizzlies. It’s their 15th different starting five of the season and ninth in their last 11 games. a total of 14 #Nets have drawn at least one start this season. – 7:09 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
The last Nets starting lineup before Kyrie returns for road games:
Harden, Mills, Durant, Bembry and Claxton. – 7:02 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
3x lunges
3x buckets
Found out how Patty Mills stays in shape pic.twitter.com/fQNvEJrcUP7:01 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
BOUNCE-BACK GAME! 💪
📍 – Washington, DC
🆚 – @Washington Wizards
⏰ – 7PM EST
📺 – @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/sGJL5oCfzj7:01 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets starters vs. the Grizz: Harden, Mills, Durant, Bembry and Claxton. This is the 15th different starting five of the season. – 7:00 PM
Mike Ganter @Mike_Ganter
… and finally the Jan. 26 game in Brooklyn moves to Feb. 28. Everyone caught up? – 6:49 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Here’s the Nuggets updated now-six game road trip to end January. Two sets of back-to-backs. Six games in nine days.
Jan. 25 at Detroit
Jan. 26 at Brooklyn
Jan. 28 at New Orleans
Jan. 30 at Milwaukee
Feb. 1 at Minnesota
Feb. 2 at Utah – 6:45 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Snow Days in DC ❄️🏀
@MichelobULTRA | #AllFly pic.twitter.com/CilyR1s80S6:41 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
go and dust your shoulders off 💧 pic.twitter.com/ibAdFAAkfR6:34 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
🖐️
#AllFly | @CrumblCookies pic.twitter.com/6JQHPSqwlh6:31 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
That’s it for Coach Jenkins. @JoeMullinax signing off – @PAKA_FLOCKA will be with you the rest of the evening. Enjoy Grizzlies-Nets, and check out @Starting5Mem and Grizzlybearblues.com before tonight’s game. – 6:17 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
I asked Jenkins about Killian Tillie. Jenkins says that he is thrilled to have Tillie around as a full NBA roster member. He’s impressed with his versatility as a wing and big, and sees him as a high IQ/positionless player – “…he’s not a 2-3-4, he’s a good basketball player…” – 6:14 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jenkins says that he is “beyond thrilled” for Ja Morant receiving Player of the Week. Jenkins says that Ja was excited but that he is far more motivated by winning than individual accolades. – 6:10 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jenkins says that more so than three or four-year players being the Grizzlies “type”, they ask if the player can fit their schemes/culture. – 6:09 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Coach Jenkins is here. He says that Desmond Bane, after being thrown in to the fire last season, took stock of his rookie season and was relentless in his work ethic. “…he’s never satisfied…the work ethic is top notch…” – 6:06 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
INJURY REPORT vs WAS
Vernon Carey Jr., Scottie Lewis and PJ Washington (Health and Safety Protocols) are all out.
#AllFly | @NovantHealth pic.twitter.com/Lyq3Dpzlcp6:04 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Hello friends. @JoeMullinax here with you for tonight’s pregame media availability with Grizzlies Head Coach Taylor Jenkins. – 5:57 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Steve Nash said Joe Harris could take “a couple weeks.” #Nets5:52 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash says Joe Harris is still a couple weeks away from returning. – 5:52 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Steve Nash says Kyrie Irving looks “great,” and that he and the rest of the team is excited to have Irving back on the court. If he has no setbacks between now and then, Irving should make his season debut Wednesday in Indiana. – 5:50 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
“I think Kyrie looks great. He’s such a talented and gifted player… we all look forward to him coming back.”
-Steve Nash on how Kyrie has looked. – 5:50 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
“I think Kyrie looks great. He’s a talented and gifted player…..We all look forward to him coming back,” Nash says. – 5:50 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Nash says it’s all about how Irving feels and if the team feels it’s safe for him to come back. – 5:49 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Steve Nash asked about Irving’s return:
“We’re hopeful but no determinations have been made yet so we’ll see how he does between now and [wednesday].”
Adds it depends on “how he feels” and whether the Nets determine “it’s safe” for him to comeback. – 5:49 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Steve Nash says the Nets are hopeful Kyrie Irving will play Wednesday in Indiana against the Pacers but maintains no determination has been made. – 5:49 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Steve Nash said it’s all about how Kyrie Irving feels and if it’s safe for him to come back. #Nets5:49 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Nash said they are hopeful Kyrie will return in Indianapolis but no determination has been made. pic.twitter.com/6XlUwHkD3m5:48 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Steve Nash said #Nets are “hopeful” Kyrie Irving can play Wednesday at the #Pacers but “no determination has been made.” #NBA5:48 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash said there’s no determination on Kyrie Irving playing Wednesday despite multiple reports. He’s hopeful Irving is able to go. – 5:47 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Quin Snyder says Draymond deserves MVP consideration. An appreciative Green: “I’m not going to make an MVP case stacking my numbers against Steph Curry, Kevin Durant or Giannis. But the way I impact the game… impact winning, there is something to be said” espn.com/nba/story/_/id…5:47 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Steve Nash says the hope is that the irritation in LaMarcus Aldridge’s foot will not be a long-term issue. – 5:46 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash said the Nets hope LaMarcus Aldridge’s foot soreness isn’t severe. – 5:46 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Man, the Nets got it rough with their rescheduled games.
They have to play the Spurs on Sunday, January 9 at 12:00 PM ET. Then they have to fly to Portland to play the Trail Blazers on a B2B on Monday, January 10 at 10 PM ET.
That’s a really rough trip for a B2B. – 5:45 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Raptors rescheduled games
@ Chicago, from 12/22 to 1/26
@ Atlanta from 2/1 to 1/31
vs. Miami (Lowry return) from 2/3 to 2/1
vs. Chicago from 12/16 to 2/3
@ Brooklyn from 1/26 to 2/28
vs. Orlando from 12/20 to 3/4 – 5:44 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
The NBA has announced make-up dates: Bulls host
Detroit Jan. 11 ( 4 games in 5 nights- Pistons/Nets-b/b. Home with Golden St.@Bst).
Bulls at OKC 1-24, Raps at Bulls 1-26, Bulls at Raps 2-3. Bulls at Hawks 3-3. – 5:36 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Our home game vs the Nets has been rescheduled to January 10th.
DETAILS:
rip.city/3HrDMjw5:33 PM
Rick Noland @RickNoland
Medina grad Jon Teske signs 10-day contract with NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies! @medinaathletics5:33 PM
Chris Dempsey @chrisadempsey
Did to the Brooklyn game being scheduled for 1/26, the Nuggets at New Orleans game has now moved to 1/28 in New Orleans. It’ll be 3 games in 4 nights now for the #Nuggets at the start of that road trip. – 5:32 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
The Grizzlies have signed center Jon Teske to a 10-day hardship contract. – 5:32 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets rule LaMarcus Aldridge out tonight due to right foot soreness. – 5:31 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets center LaMarcus Aldridge (right foot soreness) is out tonight vs the #Grizzlies5:31 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Nets say LaMarcus Aldridge is out for tonight’s game with right foot soreness. – 5:30 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Not saying the Nets don’t deserve it after being unable to field the required players to avoid cancellations when other teams played with playground rosters, but to play Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn and then Monday night Portland is a serious back-to-back set. – 5:28 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
New #Nets slate. Jan. 9 vs. #Spurs at noon (originally 7:30 pm), Jan. 10 at #Trailblazers – 10 pm (originally Dec. 23), Jan. 26 vs. #Nuggets – 7:30 pm (originally Dec. 19), Feb. 17 vs. #Wizards – 7:30 pm (originally Dec. 21), Feb. 28 vs. #Raptors – 7:30 pm (originally Jan. 26) – 5:28 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
📆 SCHEDULE UPDATE
Our game against the Nets, postponed from December 21, has been rescheduled for February 17 in Brooklyn. #DCAboveAll5:25 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Rescheduled games now give the Nets a brutal back-to-back with a home game Sunday afternoon against the Spurs and then at Portland on Monday. Probably count on seeing some of the kids in that one. – 5:23 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
The Nets have announced programming changes for five scheduled games this season. pic.twitter.com/7Wo7VSVFfr5:23 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Raptors’ newly updated schedule:
Jan. 26 @ Chicago
Jan. 31 @ Atlanta
Feb. 1 vs. Miami
Feb. 3 vs. Chicago
Feb. 28 @ Brooklyn
Mar. 4 vs. Orlando pic.twitter.com/2OIduaGvt95:23 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Sked changes
Raps @ Bulls (postponed Dec 22) now Jan 26
Raps @ Hawks (initially Feb 1) now Jan 31
Heat @ Raps, Lowry’s return (initially Feb 3) now Feb 1
Bulls @ Raps (postponed Dec 16) now Feb 3
Raps @ Nets (initially Jan 26) now Feb 28
Magic @ Raps (postponed Dec 20) now Mar 4 – 5:22 PM
Memphis Grizzlies PR @GrizzliesPR
The @Memphis Grizzlies today announced the team signed Jon Teske to a 10-day contract under the NBA’s COVID-related hardship exception. pic.twitter.com/UaDIf4Db2i5:22 PM

Jay Allen @PDXjay
The #Blazers game against Brooklyn that was postponed last month has been rescheduled for Mon, Jan. 10 at Moda Center. #RipCity @RipCityRadio6205:21 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets games rescheduled by #NBA pic.twitter.com/x7oXXOi9bm5:21 PM

Chris Dempsey @chrisadempsey
The #Nuggets postponed game at Brooklyn has been rescheduled for Jan. 26 in New York & the postponed Golden State game has been rescheduled for March 7 at Ball Arena. – 5:20 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Rescheduled games for Denver:
– Nuggets at Nets is Jan. 26
– Warriors at Nuggets is March 7
– Nuggets at Pelicans is moving from Jan. 26 to Jan. 28 – 5:19 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
NBA announces rescheduling of 11 December games that were postponed due to Covid-19. Updates, including new Nets dates, here: pic.twitter.com/IxwBD3fr5U5:19 PM

Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Washington will play its postponed game against the Nets on Feb. 17. NBA just announced dates for a bunch of those games that were pushed for covid absences. – 5:18 PM
Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
Wizards postponed game on Dec. 21st with Brooklyn has been moved to Thursday Feb. 17th at 7:30pm in Brooklyn. #DCAboveAll5:18 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
The game versus the Brooklyn Nets, originally scheduled for Dec. 23 but postponed due to the Nets not having enough healthy players, will now be played on Jan. 10, making the it the second night of a back-to-back, at 7 p.m. at Moda Center – 5:18 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards-Nets game originally scheduled for Dec. 21 and postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak will now be played on Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m., the league announced. – 5:18 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
The Spurs-Nets game on Sunday has been moved to noon, to help the Nets get to Portland in time for a game there the following night. – 5:18 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
NBA announces 11 postponed games are rescheduled; eight others moved and two times adjusted to make it all happen.
Highlights:
– Kyle Lowry’s return to Toronto now Feb. 1
– Brooklyn plays San Antonio at home Sunday, then goes to Portland the next day
– 7 teams now have a 4-in-5 – 5:16 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Well unlike KD and Lincoln Riley, at least Caleb Williams had the decency to wait until *after* a holiday weekend. – 4:37 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
After back-to-back losses, ESPN drops the Nets from 3rd to 6th in their NBA Power Rankings behind:
1. Warriors
2. Suns
3. Bulls
4. Jazz
5. Bucks – 4:00 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
“We were going to play ball and that was that. It was basically let’s get to the game, we’ll figure it out and as far as getting home, we’ll figure that out at the time.” 🌨️ 🌨️ 🌨️
📝@sam_perley | #AllFly4:00 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
DeMar DeRozan, Ja Morant named NBA Players of the Week sportando.basketball/en/demar-deroz…3:56 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Ya’ll coming out tonight?
⏱ @TISSOT pic.twitter.com/REKumuv2Z93:54 PM

Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
What a change of sports history this might’ve been: In 1999, Knicks/Rangers owner Charles Dolan and NJ Devils owner John McMullen put in a joint bid to buy the Washington Football Team. If they got the NFL team, then the Nets would have tried to buy the Devils and move to Newark pic.twitter.com/EgVsIO3gQg3:52 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Mike Conley in March of 2019 is the last Memphis Grizzlies player to win Player of the Week. Before, Marc Gasol won it in December of 2016. Big-time honor for Ja Morant. – 3:50 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Potential for eventful days at the United Center next week. #Bulls could host Nets with Kyrie on 1/12 and Warriors with Klay on 1/14.
Golden State is on a back to back, playing in Milwaukee on Thu, so it’s possible Thompson won’t play in one of those if he is back. – 3:46 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Chicago Bulls swingman DeMar DeRozan and Memphis #Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant have been named conference players of the week. – 3:35 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant has been named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the first time. It will not be the last. #NBAAllStar. https://t.co/J8ULkuyn2O pic.twitter.com/KOm6AY3V6s3:31 PM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant and Chicago Bulls wing DeMar DeRozan have been named Conference Players of the Week. – 3:31 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
NBA’s Players of the Week for Week 11: Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant and Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan. – 3:30 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
NBA Players of Week for Week 11: Grizzlies’ Ja Morant and Bulls’ DeMar DeRozan. – 3:30 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant and Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan have been named the NBA Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for Week 11 of the 2021-22 season (Dec. 27 – Jan. 2). pic.twitter.com/h3wWdCqBDL3:30 PM

Memphis Grizzlies PR @GrizzliesPR
The @NBA today announced that @Memphis Grizzlies guard @Ja Morant was named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Dec. 27, through Sunday, Jan. 2.
This is the first career Player of the Week Award for Morant, who helped guide the Grizzlies to a 3-0 week. pic.twitter.com/pC5hW4QiuZ3:30 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Chicago’s DeMar DeRozan and Memphis’ Ja Morant were just named Eastern and Western Conference Player of the Week in the NBA.
More NBA from me: marcstein.substack.com3:30 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Former NBA guard Elijah Millsap is signing a G League contract and is expected to join the College Park Skyhawks, sources tell @HoopsRumors. Millsap is the brother of Brooklyn Nets veteran Paul Millsap. – 3:26 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
New @FrontOfficeShow is up! @Trevor_Lane and I talked Kyrie’s return, tweaks to the Rondo trade, Rockets troubles, Grizzlies transactions, Warriors transactions and more. We cracked 13K in subscribers. Join the fun below as we push towards 15K next!
youtu.be/vacPIxKg1mc3:18 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 2019, the @Houston Rockets James Harden had 44 points, 10 rebounds, and 15 assists in a win over the Warriors.
It was the last of five straight games in which Harden recorded at least 40p/5a, tied with Allen Iverson for the longest such streak in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/RFZ1Ko3OUn3:01 PM

Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
After a hot streak in which he’s made 12 of 15 threes over the last 3 games, Ja Morant is actually shooting right at 40% from three on 4.4 attempts per game. Last year, he shot 30% on 3.5 attempts.
If Ja can shoot even 37% on 4+ attempts for the season, he’ll be unguardable. – 2:48 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
The marker for a successful Bulls season is the Eastern Conference Finals. They should expect to win a first round series and winning round two means beating one of Milwaukee, Brooklyn, or Miami (most likely). That’s the bar. – 2:25 PM
Langston Galloway @LangGalloway10
Stay Uncomfortable – 2:22 PM
Serena Winters @SerenaWinters
Positive news on the #Cavs front.
JB Bickerstaff said that Darius Garland practiced today & is a game-time decision tomorrow vs. Memphis.
Garland entered in to health & safety protocols on Dec. 28th & has missed the past 4 games. – 2:10 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Kyrie Irving expected to return for Nets-Pacers on Wednesday nba.nbcsports.com/2022/01/03/rep…2:07 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
What’s the ceiling for Memphis?
Former #Grizzlies Point Guard @brevinknight22 tells @BCusterTV & @LegsESPN what their approach is against the elite teams in the league #GrzNxtGen
Catch Grizzlies-Nets tonight at 7:30 PM ET on NBA Radio, Channel 86
https://t.co/AYipQpeyBw pic.twitter.com/HVI9S8JR8G2:04 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Who has the highest points per game average against the Grizzlies all time (minimum five games played)?
Kevin Durant. 26.8 points per game.
Who is second?
Kyrie Irving. 26.6 points per game.
Memphis will play one but not the other tonight. – 1:37 PM

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