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

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

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

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The Memphis Grizzlies (28-14) play against the Los Angeles Lakers (20-20) at STAPLES Center

Game Time: 9:30 PM EST on Sunday January 9, 2022

Memphis Grizzlies 127, Los Angeles Lakers 119 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Dave McMenamin @mcten
New story: “Probably the best block I’ve ever seen live. Probably the best block I’ve ever seen, period.” Ja Morant’s two-handed chase-down eraser wowed both the Lakers and Grizzlies alike on Sunday es.pn/3zHoq7Y3:11 AM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
Love our podcast community….We still find ways to laugh during the tough times.
We talked about the loss, Klay’s return, being jealous of Memphis and sprinkled in 49ers-Cowboys.
Enjoy the ride
🔊: https://t.co/OSFjZmv2wV
📺: https://t.co/y1ACpsDDuR pic.twitter.com/g3j3KVOmMV2:55 AM

Ja Morant @JaMorant
the game missed klay 🙌🏽🙌🏽 welcome back 💪🏽 – 2:41 AM
Ja Morant @JaMorant
9 of em . let’s keep rolling 🐻 – 2:40 AM
Kent Bazemore @24Bazemore
Chop Wood, Carry Water #plus212:01 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The Grizzlies have won nine in a row. NINE.
dailymemphian.com/section/sports…1:35 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Not gonna lie, I didn’t expect the Halsey vs. Grizzlies Twitter battle to take place tonight, but I’m here for it. – 1:22 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers felt like they were on the rise after a four-game win streak.
Sunday night showed that Ja Morant and the Grizzlies can reach heights that the Lakers haven’t been to yet at the season’s midway point: ocregister.com/2022/01/09/lak…1:17 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant on the Memphis trash talk: “Guys don’t like it, but we’re not going to stop.”
“… We just have to continue to play hard for 48 minutes, share the ball, and be us. Right now, that’s our identity: Battling, playing physical, and talking. That’s just Grizz Next Gen.” – 1:15 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Quick @LockedOnLakers reaction video to the Lakers’ 127-119 loss to the Grizzlies, which wasn’t nearly that close. LeBron got too little help. Russ looked very unhappy afterward. A reminder there’s still a big gap between them and the elites. @LockedOnNBAPods @LockedOnNetwork pic.twitter.com/0tQHTS94qu1:09 AM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Ja Morant’s block would have been the highlight of my sports night if not for some football game. Thought for sure they were going to send Big Ben into retirement. Wonderful way to end the regular season. – 12:59 AM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
are you feeling good right now?
yes ✓ 100%
no 0%
1033249742301M votes • final results – 12:56 AM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
The @Memphis Grizzlies have officially entered the 2nd half of the season & what a way to celebrate it w/ 9th straight win & getting Coach Jenkins his 100th win.
As Ja Morant said after the game, this team hasn’t reached their ceiling yet & that’s scary! See you Tuesday #GrizzNation! – 12:50 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant on the team ending the 1st half of the season with a 9-game winning streak and what it says about the coaching staff: He feels like the staff deserves a lot of credit for giving them confidence no matter who’s out there, to play super freely. It helps them on both sides – 12:45 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant: “I feel like we have one of the deepest rosters in the league. Obviously, that’s a good thing to have with the COVID situation and injuries.” – 12:44 AM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ja Morant gave the team a “B” grade so far this season.
“I feel we haven’t reached our ceiling yet.”
He mentioned how they haven’t been at full strength. – 12:44 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant: “I feel like we haven’t reached our ceiling yet.” – 12:43 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant on Tyus Jones’ downhill attack: They talk a lot and they tell each other to be aggressive. Him getting downhill is helping him like when he does it. Also added that Tyus has the best floater in the game, and he’s always making the right play – 12:43 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant on the highlight of this winning streak: He called it “big time” and just getting back out there with his teammates and competing at a high level feels good. He wants to do whatever he can to put the team in position to win games – 12:41 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant on his block: “I’m probably all over the internet right now.”
Yes. Yes, you are. 😂 – 12:41 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant: “if we’re going to talk, we got to deliver, and we’ve been doing that so far” – 12:40 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant on if he sees the team take on his personality with their fearless: He says it’s not all from him, but they all have that “underdog mindset” and they play with a chip on their shoulder. If it comes down to trash talk, he’ll join in. They bring that to the table – 12:39 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron calls a chase-down block like Ja Morant had on Avery Bradley “stalking your prey” and that Morant has “rockets in his calf muscles.” – 12:39 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
LeBron said Ja Morant has rockets in his calf muscles in relation to Morant’s ridiculous block on Avery Bradley. – 12:39 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron James on Ja Morant: “He got rockets in his calf muscles.” – 12:39 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant is here tonight. On his block, he said the turnover was his bad, and he read the coverage wrong. He just wanted to get back on defense and gather the ball, and he ended up making an incredible play and worked out perfectly.
“Now I’m probably all over the internet” – 12:38 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
‘Twas a good day for basketball in Memphis. – 12:36 AM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Kyle Anderson, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brad Jones all said that Ja Morant two-handed block is one of the best they have ever seen. – 12:31 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Kyle Anderson on Ja Morant’s block and if it’s one of the best blocks he’s ever seen: He doesn’t like to compare because they are a lot of great blocks, but it was one of the best he’s seen, and he said it’s no surprise to see Ja do stuff like that – 12:30 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Kyle Anderson on the team’s winning streak and the key to building consistency after early season struggles: They just stayed with it, and they weren’t going to stop after some blowouts. They recognized where they were messing up, and they put in the extra work to turn it around – 12:30 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Kyle Anderson on the team’s ball movement (33 assists) leading to higher quality shots: They got a lot of unselfish guys that play together, and they’re tough to beat when they get 30+ assists – 12:29 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Kyle Anderson said getting stops was the biggest key in their runs tonight, as it opens up a lot for their transition offense – 12:28 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Kyle Anderson is up next. On him and Jaren running the 4 and 5, he said they’re hard to guard with Jaren’s skillset, and also how Kyle pushes the ball in transition. Makes them a good combination on the court – 12:28 AM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Jaren Jackson Jr. said Ja Morant’s block was the best block he has ever seen live and said it’s probably the “Best block I’ve ever seen, period.” – 12:28 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jaren Jackson on the Ja Morant’s block: “That was probably the best block I’ve ever seen live” — he knew he was going to do it based on how he loaded up for it – 12:25 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jaren Jackson on the adjustments from last game to the Lakers to now: They want to focus on their key guys that are going to score the ball. Playing with the same effort helps – 12:25 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Wayne Ellington says at the Lakers’ mini-camp in Vegas before the season, LeBron kept referencing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the 2020-21 season — it took to come together, then they did and won the Super Bowl. Wayne says that analogy still gives him hope for the Lakers. – 12:24 AM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
LeBron James passes Oscar Robertson to overtake No. 7 spot on all-time assists list
cbssports.com/nba/news/lebro…12:19 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Grizzlies take down the Lakers 127-119, extending their winning streak to a franchise-record 9 games. @bsmart21 with the recap: https://t.co/Q7xvRJObT0 pic.twitter.com/y2ALTIJbNZ12:16 AM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Brad Jones when he saw Kyle Anderson on the elevator:
“Oh hey, by the way, you’re guarding LeBron tonight. Welcome back.” – 12:15 AM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
The Chicago Bulls lost earlier today, so the Memphis Grizzlies now have the longest current winning streak in the NBA.
Next up is a home game against the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors are also the last team to beat the Grizzlies. – 12:15 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Brad Jones on Kyle Anderson’s production and contribution across the board: “Kyle is fantastic” – and he worked really hard to get his legs back under him after the health and safety protocols. Talked abt the good “welcome back” gift of guarding LeBron – loved how he battled too – 12:13 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel admits Anthony Davis has been “doing some shooting” but won’t give an official update on his status. – 12:12 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Brad Jones on what he saw from them in the 2nd and 3rd quarter to get stops: He said LeBron was making everything, and they ran them out in the 1st in transition. Their focus was to make them play in the half-court and hit tough shots over them – 12:12 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank on the non-LeBron starters going 8 for 32: “Lot of guys having a tough night all at once.”
Also credits the tenacity of Memphis’ defense. – 12:12 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
On L.A.’s shooting, outside of LeBron:
“Lot of guys having a tough night all at once.” – 12:11 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Frank Vogel gave Memphis credit for how well they played, but also said the Lakers have to be better about not letting misses on offense impact the way they play defense. – 12:10 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers bench put together a lively 21-0 run at the finish of this game, but the Lakers started so far behind, it still didn’t come all that close. Memphis wins 127-119. LeBron had 35 points, the rest of the starters had 22 combined. – 12:10 AM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Brad Jones on what went through his head on Ja Morant’s block and where it ranks among blocks he’s seen as a coach: “it’s gotta be right up there” and called it amazing, and said that Ja does some “supernatural” stuff.
“It’s fun to watch” – 12:10 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Brad Jones says that Ja Morant’s fearlessness is contagious for the Grizzlies:
“Desmond Bane doesn’t fear anybody. Jaren Jackson doesn’t fear anybody. Look at guys like Ziaire Williams, who is a rookie.” – 12:10 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Get the feeling all the Lakers are in the locker room watching this game, too. Not even Vogel has talked yet. – 12:09 AM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Today is also Taylor Jenkins’ 100th career win as the Grizzlies head coach. Brad Jones said Jenkins is over in the Ritz Carlton hotel quarantined, so the team FaceTimed him to celebrate. – 12:09 AM
Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
Man, LeBron having to put in some of the most amazing athletic performances by any late-30s athlete in history just to get his team into a play-in tournament just isn’t right. – 12:07 AM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
The Grizzlies have the longest winning streak in the NBA, just snapped the Lakers four-game winning streak, set a franchise record with 9th straight win, and have swept their last three back to backs.
Story: commercialappeal.com/story/sports/n…12:07 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies set their franchise record with nine straight wins. Some highlights:
– Ja Morant NBA Jam block, alley-pop
– Jaren blocks six shots
– Bane let’s LeBron hear it
– John Konchar. That’s it.
– Kyle Anderson with a KAFKA stat line
Memphis is one game behind Utah for 3rd – 12:03 AM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Grizzlies over the Lakers, 127-119…4 Game winning streak snapped…Not enough stops, gave up 80pts total in Q2/Q3…
We are at the halfway point, team is 21-20…What do you think of where the team is Laker Fans? – 11:57 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Tuesday is going to be fun. Get your tickets NOW for Grizzlies vs Warriors! – 11:56 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Final: Grizzlies 127 Lakers 119
The Grizzlies set a franchise record with nine consecutive wins and snapped the Lakers’ four-game winning streak in the process. They also swept another back to back. So many big performances tonight.
This team is doing special things right now. – 11:56 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
walk in your trap, take over your trap. 9 of em. pic.twitter.com/oPV1hrHQX111:55 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
GRIZZ DUB.
GRIZZ DUB.
GRIZZ DUB.
GRIZZ DUB.
GRIZZ DUB.
GRIZZ DUB.
GRIZZ DUB.
GRIZZ DUB. – 11:55 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Jaren Jackson Jr. with an 11-block weekend. – 11:54 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
The Lakers’ 4-game winning streak comes to an end against a Memphis team that’s now won 9 straight. Grizz win 127-119, but not before LA cut a 29-pt 4th Q deficit down to 7. LeBron 35p on 14-of-19 9r 7a; Ellington 16p; Reaves 16p; THT 13p; Russ 6p on 2-of-12 7r 6a – 11:54 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
The Memphis Grizzlies have set a new single-season record by winning nine straight games. The team is now 28-14. – 11:54 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
🚨FRANCHISE RECORD🚨
9th straight win for the Grizzlies!!
@Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Lakers, 127-119. – 11:54 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Russell Westbrook had at least one turnover in 407 straight games. That streak ended Tuesday.
He did it again tonight. He’s now had zero turnovers in two of his past three games.
He’s shot 9-of-31 from the field in those two games.
I don’t know what the hell this means either. – 11:53 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
DeAndre Jordan +19 against the No. 4 seed in the West Rob Pelinka VINDICATED! – 11:53 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Lakers schedule the rest of the way:
Opponent’s winning percent: 55.1%. Hardest in NBA.
Total home games remaining: 16. Fewest in NBA.
Rest: Two games with an advantage. Five with a disadvantage. – 11:53 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
The Grizzlies scored just two points in the final 6:45 , allowing the Lakers to at least put on a bit of a show. But Memphis beats the Lakers for the third time in a row and this time it wasn’t close. 127-119 the final. – 11:53 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Final: Grizzlies 127, Lakers 119
The Lakers’ four-game win streak is over. They reach the midway point of the season 21-20. LeBron James had 35 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. An Austin Reaves-led run in the fourth made the game closer.
Up next: at Sacramento on Wednesday. – 11:53 PM
Memphis Grizzlies PR @GrizzliesPR
The @Memphis Grizzlies have won nine straight games, the longest single-season winning streak in franchise history. pic.twitter.com/6ugW2xOHBn11:53 PM

Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Turned over to the football game and – what the hell happened to the Grizzlies???? – 11:50 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
JJJ yesterday: 26 PTS, 8 REB, 5 BLK
JJJ tonight: 21 PTS, 12 REB, 5 BLK
He is the first Grizzlies player with back-to-back 20p/5b games since Pau Gasol in 2007. pic.twitter.com/6YO77axcYi11:50 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
21-0 run by a lineup consisting of Austin Reaves, Wayne Ellington, DeAndre Jordan, Trevor Ariza, and Kent Bazemore. – 11:50 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
It was 126-98 Memphis with 6:07 to play. It’s now 126-119 with 1:16 left. – 11:50 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Austin Reaves has a career-high 16 points tonight. – 11:49 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
the chargers might not even be the authors of the least likely comeback in LA sports tonight. the lakers, who trailed by as many as 29 and emptied their bench long ago, are down just 126-119 with 76 seconds left. like, there’s a chance. – 11:49 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Grizzlies are bringing back their starters. The Lakers are rolling with the bench guys who got them here. – 11:49 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Austin Reaves Appreciation Tweet – 11:49 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
You’ve gotta love these Grizzlies. They have a heart. Don’t want to completely murder the Lakers. Memphis is all-around amazing. – 11:48 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Lakers fans in the building have appreciated a 17-0 run here with the game on life support long ago, peaking with a ridiculous reverse layup from Austin Reaves.
Deficit is at 10 witht 1:28 to play. – 11:47 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
What a night for Memphis. What a nine game streak for this Grizzlies team.
The 2021-22 Grizzlies will break the franchise record of games won in a row at 9. What a team. The streak isn’t over either. Golden State in town on Tuesday. Nothing is impossible with this team. – 11:42 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Wayne Ellington has 13 quick points in 6 minutes with this game decided long ago, with 3 triples plus a reverse layup.
LAL trail 126-105 with 4:31 to play, their 4-game winning streak looking like it’ll be snapped. – 11:41 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
another 20 point + 5 3pm night for @Desmond Bane 🔥 pic.twitter.com/UEVxDJ8ZOH11:40 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
LeBron James passed Oscar Robertson for seventh place on the NBA’s all-time assists list. LeBron now has 9,888 career assists and counting. Next up? Magic Johnson, who has 10,141 career assists. pic.twitter.com/hPnjgn3yj311:39 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
LeBron had 35 points tonight, the rest of Lakers starters had 22 combined.
It’s his 18th 30-point games this season, the most in the NBA.
The Lakers have lost 8 of those games, the most in the NBA. pic.twitter.com/tfQwc1rpGw11:38 PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
With seven assists tonight, LeBron James has moved past Oscar Robertson for 7th on the NBA’s all-time assists list. Here’s a quote from LeBron talking about Robertson in 2015 when he joined the Big O as the only other player at the time to be in the top 25 in points and assists pic.twitter.com/P2Ry6hy3Q811:37 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
LeBron’s postgame address to the team. AK pic.twitter.com/YU5OWlyXCE11:34 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
ain’t notihng over there 👀 pic.twitter.com/p0RY1zYEey11:33 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Congrats to @LeBron James on passing Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson for the 7th-most assists in NBA history. #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/EtjHLj3oM711:31 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron James has now passed Oscar Robertson (9,887) for 7th all-time on the assist list. – 11:31 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
With his seventh assist, LeBron James passed Oscar Robertson for seventh on the NBA’s all-time assists list. – 11:31 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
18 points
11 rebounds
5 blocks
@Jaren Jackson Jr. // #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/NFhLkXJvPx11:29 PM

David Hardisty @clutchfans
LeBron James and James Harden are two of the highest hoops IQ players in the game. I will never understand how both of them independently decided to play GM and trade for Russell Westbrook. – 11:29 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
LeBron James: 13-of-18 from the field.
All other Lakers: 19-of-60 from the field. – 11:28 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Every Lakers-Grizzlies game is its own form of miserable and I swear they’ve played each other like 11 times this season. – 11:25 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
42 POINT QUARTER FOR THE GANG.
Us: 107 | @Los Angeles Lakers: 83
📺 Watch the 4th now on @GrizzOnBally 📺
📻 Listen on @929espn 📻 pic.twitter.com/0S5DblPD9d11:24 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Third quarter: Grizzlies 107, Lakers 83
Memphis blew this game open in the third, leading by as many as 29 points. LeBron James has 32 points — his third straight 30-point game and 10th 30-point game in his past 11 games. The only other Laker in double figures is THT with 11. – 11:23 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Grizzlies drop a 42 point third quarter to follow-up their 38 point second quarter. The Grizzlies are just running all over the Lakers.
Bane leads the Grizzlies with 21 points on 8/11 FG. What a game, 12 minutes separate the Grizzlies from making franchise history. – 11:23 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Talen Horton-Tucker becomes the second Laker to score in double figures on the team’s final possession of the third quarter. LeBron James has 32 points on 13/18 shooting, but overall the Lakers are shooting just 31/75 (41.3%). Memphis leads 107-83. – 11:23 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Grizzlies going repeatedly to Brandon Clarke corner 3s now in a desperate attempt to keep the game interesting but the Lakers won’t cooperate. – 11:23 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL trail 107-83 after a second straight quarter in which Memphis was in full control.
Grizz scored 38 in the 2nd Q and 42 in the 3rd. – 11:22 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
“When Malik Monk, his running mate, didn’t have it going …” Unintentionally savage commentary on this Lakers team on the Grizzlies broadcast. – 11:19 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
This is just a destruction by Memphis. 103-74 over the Lakers. 140 ortg, 20 fast break points to zero. 37% offensive rebounds. Destroying LA from an effort standpoint. – 11:19 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Incredible. This Grizzlies team is incredible right now. Most fun team in the league. Most fun team in franchise history. – 11:19 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Grizzlies are hoopin’ – 11:18 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Why on earth were the Grizzlies underdogs in this game.
They lead the Lakers by 29. – 11:17 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
102 with 2:02 left the third – 11:17 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
AYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY – 11:16 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Memphis is the Real Deal… – 11:16 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Well, Grizzlies just won the midseason tournament at The Crypto – 11:16 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs ended CHI’s 9 game win streak tonight. They could possibly end an 11 game streak on Fri in MEM. MEM is going to make it 9 tonight. Have GS & MIN at home Tue & THU. And if they take care of Biz in NY on Wed will have a chance for 8 game streak of their own in MEM. – 11:16 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
LeBron better get it together if he wants to maintain Austin Reaves’ winning percentage. AK – 11:14 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
slow it down @Kyle Anderson
14 in the return for KA. pic.twitter.com/EmiG5PobfA11:13 PM

Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
LeBron might deserve the MVP for somehow having this Lakers team above .500. – 11:11 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Dwight Howard is gonna get some run in the third quarter, with the Lakers already down 22 to Memphis. – 11:11 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
On a positive note, it looks like the Lakers will hold Ja under 40 tonight. BK – 11:10 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron is 13 for 17 (76.5%), an uber-efficient line any night, but one that stands out especially with the rest of the team struggling to hit shots, hitting only 14 collectively (shooting 29.1%). – 11:09 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers starting backcourt of Russell Westbrook and Avery Bradley are a combined 4-for-21 from the field here in third quarter. – 11:08 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
A lot on the line for the Grizzlies, who are going for a franchise record 9th straight win and trying to hand the Lakers their first loss in Crypto.com Arena history – 11:08 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
ok so Desmond Bane said something that LeBron was extremely displeased about so he decided to do this after the free throws at the other end pic.twitter.com/E5PDFo7Vue11:07 PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
the 22-14-14 Triple-double for Luka was the first (20-14-14) TD this season. It is the 5th of Luka’s career. Only Oscar (28), Westbrook (13), Wilt (10), and Magic (6) have more such games in their career. – 11:07 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Lakers playing matador defense and I’m not talking CSUN. – 11:05 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
haters would say it’s photoshopped……… pic.twitter.com/VNjUCy68gh11:03 PM

Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Geez that dunk from LeBron – 11:03 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
LeBron has half of the Lakers field goals. He is 12/16. The rest of the team? 12/44. – 11:03 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron isn’t gonna get out of this without his own poster, putting a dunk on Jaren Jackson. – 11:02 PM
Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
Ja Morant continues to dazzle. Absolutely insane.
Top of the top… @Rjeff24 @Zach Lowe @Kendrick Perkins @Chiney Ogwumike @Ramona Shelburne pic.twitter.com/euli6GZTj111:02 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Oh my goodness Bane is en fuego 🔥 – 11:01 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
No fear Desmond Bane. – 11:00 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Refs counted the basket, but took away the foul on LeBron … then Memphis got their 11th triple to fall after a Lakers turnover, to push their lead to 20. – 11:00 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Bane just took out LeBron’s eye on that AND-1 😂 – 10:57 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
LeBron James is 11-for-15. The rest of the Lakers starters are a combined 6-for-33. LAL trails MEM 75-58 w/ 8:34 left in the 3rd Q. – 10:57 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Bane hit a jumper over LeBron’s contest, but it’ll likely be wiped off, as Bane kicked his leg out on his way down to initiate contact with LeBron. Vogel challenged it. – 10:57 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
LeBron has 25 points. The other Lakers starters have 14 combined. – 10:54 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
So Ja Morant just out here playing on pogo sticks huh – 10:54 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
You’re telling me you want someone else besides Ja Morant starting the All-Star Game? GTFO – 10:53 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Put the Lakers crowd to BED. – 10:53 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Ja Morant alley-oops will never get old – 10:53 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant loves the big stage. I can’t wait to watch him in the All-Star Game. – 10:53 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
OH MY GOD GRIZZLIES!!!! – 10:53 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
LeBron can’t do it all. – 10:53 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Ja had to duck his head to avoid hitting the rim on an explosive alley-oop finish.
LAL trail 73-56. – 10:53 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Ja Morant is a walking highlight. – 10:53 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron needs 4 more assists to pass Oscar Robertson (9,887) for 7th on the NBA’s all-time assists list. – 10:50 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Monk, Russ & Avery are combined 4-24 from the field, obviously they need to start hitting shots…But not winning without getting stops – 10:48 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Russell Westbrook shot 51% from the field between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
He’s shot 38.3% since Christmas.
The timeline meme is really getting tested lately, though obviously these are small and arbitrary samples. – 10:48 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Flipped over to NBATV just in time to hear @Stan Van Gundy say, “Grizzlies are legitimate contenders” & call them the “dominant team” in the league in last 6 weeks. – 10:44 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Memphis was 10 for 24 in the 1st Q, just 41.7%, but got red hot in the 2nd, hitting 16 of 23 FG’s and 5 of 7 3’s to LAL’s 9 of 24 and 4 of 11.
Resulted in a 38-25 margin.
Grizz are running, with a 13-0 fastbreak points edge. – 10:42 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Lakers superfan Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers participated in the halftime skills challenge. Wasn’t a high score, but plenty of razzle-dazzle. pic.twitter.com/cfGDFTqRP510:40 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Well that was a fun 1st half!
Grizzlies lead 65-52.
Outrebounded Lakers 31 -18, knocked down 32 pts in the paint & shot 55% FG and 60% 3FG.
Bane: 13pts
Konchar: 11pts
Jackson Jr.: 14pts, 8 reb, 4blk – 10:40 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Warriors win in Klay Thompson’s return. They’re 30-9. Difficult four-game road trip ahead: at Memphis, at Milwaukee, at Chicago, at Minnesota. The Bucks, Bulls is a back-to-back. They’ll likely have Klay for one side of it. – 10:39 PM
Vince Carter @mrvincecarter15
🙌🏽 Thanks Pete, what up BK @brevinknight22 🙄… lol RT @GrizzOnBally: Tonight’s Grizzlies Live 3-Pointer: Favorite Headband guy?
Pete – @Vince Carter
BK – Ben Wallace
Fish – Andre Agassi
Who’s your pick? pic.twitter.com/PVSDookVPt10:36 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Grizzlies drop a 38 point second quarter. Jaren Jackson Jr. looks very comfortable at the Center spot. 14 points and 8 rebounds for Trip in the first half.
Bane dropped 13 points in only 12 first half minutes. Everyone played well. Grizzlies lead 65-52 at the half. pic.twitter.com/jBIK3G6sSl10:36 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Massive credit to Ziaire Williams, who – just to be honest – was one of the worst rotation players in the league for his first few weeks. Since his return to the lineup after injury, he has been unrecognizable from those early days. He’s improved massively in a very short time. – 10:36 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
The Lakers offense has been otherworldly lately & the Grizzlies have just walked into Crypto.com Arena and taken a 13-point lead at the half.
Grizzlies 65 Lakers 52
JJJ is dominating the small-ball lineup (14pts) and has FOUR blocks. – 10:35 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Halftime: Grizzlies 65, Lakers 52
LeBron James leads all scorers w/ 23 points — nearly half of LA’s total. Non-LeBron Lakers are a combined 11 of 37 (29.7%). LA only has three turnovers, which has prevented this from becoming a bigger deficit. MEM is +12 in points in the paint. – 10:35 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Jaren Jackson Jr. at center is, once again, going well. – 10:35 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
🦄 14 points.
🦄 8 rebounds
🦄 4 blocks
……..and this move.
@Jaren Jackson Jr. // #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/6gJXl2qkjI10:34 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies lead the Lakers by 13 at halftime.
John Konchar! – 10:34 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Memphis outscores the Lakers by 13 in Q2…LakeShow down 65-52 at the half… – 10:34 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
HALFTIME: Memphis 65, Lakers 52.
The defense gave up a lot of corner looks which the Grizzlies were only too happy to convert (9 for 15). With that bucket moments before halftime, Russ is now the only Lakers starter besides LeBron with more than one FG. LeBron has 23 points. – 10:33 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
This Grizzlies team is playing so well right now. So together. Great communication and persistence. The whole is much greater than the sum of the parts. – 10:31 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Grizzlies by 15 and the Crypto crowd is in shock… – 10:31 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Monk’s 1 for 8, Bradley 1 for 8, Westbrook 1 for 7 as LAL’s starters outside of LeBron (9 for 13) just can’t find a shot that will go down.
Memphis, meanwhile, has been very efficient, at 55.6% as a team and 64.3% from 3.
Grizz lead 62-50. – 10:31 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Watch out Jaren Jackson Jr. coming through! – 10:31 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Watching LeBron go off is fun, but the Lakers need a little more balance than LeBron 20, everyone else 27. BK – 10:30 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Two LeBron dimes that should have been finished by Bradley and Monk. The Lakers can’t hit much tonight. – 10:29 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
oh my god that lebron pass – 10:29 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
One-handed. Bank shot. Buzzer-beater.
#KingJames | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/RxW4mQHpxe10:28 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron is 8 for 11, but the rest of the Lakers just 10 for 30. – 10:26 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
& that makes 13 fast break pts for the Grizzlies. – 10:25 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
WATCH: Ja Morant makes insane chase down block vs. Lakers
cbssports.com/nba/news/watch…10:25 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Oh my God these Grizzlies are phenomenal, and deserve to beat this franchise record tonight. My goodness they just keep punching.
54-45 Grizzlies lead with 3:16 remaining in the first half. – 10:25 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
A bucket.
An assist.
Another bucket.
WE SEE YOU @Ziaire Williams 🎱 – 10:25 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ziaire Williams is not playing like a 20-year-old since that ankle injury. He’s been terrific. – 10:24 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL trail 54-45 with 3:16 left in the 2nd Q, with MEM picking it up after a 27-all 1st Q.
Meanwhile, Malik Monk came into this game shooting 50% or better in 7 straight games, but finally has cooled off tonight, starting 1 for 6, including a couple near misses at the rim. – 10:24 PM
Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
Avery Bradley needed to simply take the L lol pic.twitter.com/Q2q8dIhyHX10:22 PM

Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Finally getting that promised LeBron James/John Konchar duel. – 10:22 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
After battling Bane, LeBron has, fittingly, gone into superhero mode. – 10:22 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron shot a contested, one-handed bank 3-pointer. He’s now got 20 in the first half. THT is second with 8 points. No other Laker has more than 3 points. – 10:22 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Something about those Grizzlies uniforms that turns LeBron James into Ray Allen. – 10:22 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron just one-hand shot putted a 3 off glass… – 10:21 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
If I didn’t already have an NBA team to root for, I’d adopt the Grizzlies. Fun young nucleus. Well-coached. Awesome superstar with a giraffe named after him. What else do you need? AK – 10:19 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Coming into this game, Ja Morant had killed LAL from 3, going 11 for 14 … tonight it’s been everyone else, as he’s 0 for 1, but the rest of his team is 8 for 12 from distance, helping Memphis take a 43-37 lead midway through the 2nd Q. – 10:18 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
update dat scouting report. des is money.
@Desmond Bane // #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/LH5RaGBxwc10:18 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Third foul on Bane.
Ziaire comes in and drills the three.. corner pocket. 😈 Grizzlies up 43-37 timeout Los Angeles. – 10:18 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Third foul on Desmond Bane.
That one hurts. – 10:16 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Midway through the second quarter, LeBron is 7 for 9, and the rest of the Lakers starters are 3 for 17. – 10:16 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
That Ja Morant block. My Lord – 10:16 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Feel like Bane was the next guy off the assembly line after someone realized THT’s arms would be too long. BK – 10:13 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Desmond Bane talking shit to LeBron James. LeBron gives him a shove.
What was it Ja Morant said?
“I don’t fear nobody, dawg.” – 10:12 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
That’s a technical on LeBron, but it’s not… but it’s LeBron.. smh. – 10:12 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Hold up…Lebron just pushed Desmond Bane – 10:12 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
To be fair, Melo should be allowed a headstart in a jump ball situation. AK – 10:12 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron and Bane jawing back and forth after that and-1. Hmm. – 10:11 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
27 up after the first 12.
5/9 from three for the gang.
📺 @GrizzOnBally | 📻 @929espn pic.twitter.com/bFRzenBAVN10:09 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Really great defensive possession by the Lakers where you see everything working in sync as they draw a shot clock violation. LeBron with a timely switch onto Melton, Reaves denying Jackson a chance to get the ball, then Russ rotating on Clarke and challenging him in the paint. – 10:09 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
The current Lakers rotation is considerably younger than the one that started the year:
THT is 21, Monk and Reaves 23, Johnson 25.
Earlier, they were playing Jordan (33), Bazemore (32) and Ellington (34) more of those minutes, plus Rondo (35, traded to CLE) in limited games. – 10:07 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
First quarter: Lakers 27, Grizzlies 27
LeBron James leads the Lakers with 12 points. THT provided a spark with 8 points off the bench, including two 3s. LA is continuing to take care of the ball — just two turnovers in the opening frame. – 10:06 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
A back and fourth affair at Crypto Arena in Los Angeles. Lakers and Grizzlies going at it right now.
27-27 after one quarter. JJJ with 7 pts and 5 rebounds. Konchar with 6 points off the bench. This is going to be a fun one. – 10:06 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Awful last shot by Russ on the final possession for the Lakers (almost over the background trying to go glass), but makes up for it by drawing the charge on Jackson driving to the rim. AK – 10:05 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Is that Ja Morant block one of the top-10 most awesome highlights ever? – 10:02 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
The middle of Ja’s tricep hits the rim. This dude could have stepped on Avery Bradley’s head pic.twitter.com/K4ZJ5GJiZs10:01 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Both LA teams torching the net from 3 against the Grizzlies in the first quarter. – 10:01 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
THT, who’s coming off consecutive strong games, starts this one against Memphis 2 for 2 from 3, putting LAL up 23-22. – 10:00 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
“I have no idea how LeBron got that to go in.”
#LeBronJames x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/LgyD1VlXL99:59 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Nah really though, this is rude by Ja Morant pic.twitter.com/2rd8MgACts9:59 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
They are going to be photoshopping Konchar into a Lakers jersey by halftime. – 9:57 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
The Ja Morant block doesnt even register in my brain as an actual event that took place in reality. – 9:57 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron, the NBA’s 2nd leading scorer at the moment, has 12 of LAL’s 14 points, as they lead by 2. – 9:54 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron James has started this first quarter 5 for 7, and he has 12 of the Lakers’ 14 points. – 9:54 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
“I’ll take that.” – Ja Morant
(📼 @GrizzOnBally)
pic.twitter.com/jg0xTnxDnW9:54 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
12 IS A 2K GLITCH 👀
@Ja Morant // #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/Hv6igccLoR9:52 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant pulled out his inner Shannon Brown on that bock 🤯 pic.twitter.com/c3iAwv9JXW9:52 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL have been shooting the ball well of late, but start slow tonight, aside from LeBron. He’s 3 of 5, the rest of the team just 1 for 8. – 9:51 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Ja Morant got Avery Bradley back for the steal and then some pic.twitter.com/ngIHXlXoma9:51 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
BLOCKED BY 12 – 9:50 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant just snatched that off the top of the square with two hands. Absurd.
Maybe his defensive highlight of the season. – 9:50 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Ja Morant man… – 9:49 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
An incredibly athletic play from Ja Morant, where he basically grabbed a Bradley transition layup attempt off the middle of the glass, is the play of the night thus far as LAL trails 12-9 at the 6:42 mark. – 9:49 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Sweet Baby Jesus Ja Morant that’s one of the best blocks of the season 🤯🤯🤯🤯 – 9:49 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
OH MY GOD JA MORANT!!!! – 9:49 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Ja Morant what a block?!!!!! – 9:49 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
OMG Ja Morant! A two-handed volleyball spike. – 9:49 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Based on that sky-high block, I cannot believe Ja Morant’s readiness to play today was ever in question. – 9:49 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Well that’s one way to defend LeBron. pic.twitter.com/zmWN0D6tqx9:45 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant plays NBA basketball like he’s hoopin’ on the play ground. So fun to watch. – 9:45 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Feels very rare that you are going to see Desmond Bane miss two wide open 3s to start the game. – 9:42 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
🚨 GRIZZ TWITTER ROLL CALL 🚨
Let us know where you’re watching the gang from tonight ⬇️ – 9:33 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
First Five
#SuitingUpTogether | @ToyotaSoCal pic.twitter.com/xrfMxu8MFX9:18 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizz and Lakers coming up in 15 minutes.
Steven Adams had been a beast against LA this season. Not available tonight. Should be a new challenge. – 9:17 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Memphis vs the Lakers?
Graceland vs Braceland pic.twitter.com/1ZnZP6rT7s9:09 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
starting 5⃣ vs. @Los Angeles Lakers
〽️ @Ja Morant
〽️ @Desmond Bane
〽️ @Ziaire Williams
〽️ @Kyle Anderson
〽️ @jarenjacksonjr
@Verizon | #GrzNxtGen pic.twitter.com/g8NeRA3VAX9:09 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Ja Morant, who just sprinted to the visiting locker room with a gleeful expression on his face, is in against the Lakers tonight, as is Desmond Bane who was also a game time decision. With Steven Adams out, it’s small on small, although Davis healthy would make it more fun. pic.twitter.com/FJwpDmAyR89:08 PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
Anthony Davis warming up with a bulky brace on his left knee. He sprained the MCL in his left knee just more than three weeks ago in Minnesota. pic.twitter.com/BD8rj4UclB9:07 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Big news for the Grizzlies that Ja Morant, Desmond Bane and Kyle Anderson will all play and start. Today’s game in LA will be a good one. Each player started the last meeting, too. Grizz have won two of the three meetings vs. the Lakers. Both teams on winning streaks. 🔥 let’s go – 9:05 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Grizzlies say Morant, Anderson and Bane have been upgraded to ACTIVE and will start versus the Lakers. – 9:01 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers are going to start the same way as the last game: LeBron, Russ, Stanley, Avery and Malik. – 9:01 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Great news Laker Fans, Anthony Davis out here shooting around… pic.twitter.com/lOSI2NgYBT9:01 PM

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
AD working out with brace on left knee pic.twitter.com/ROKq19yzIj9:00 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Anthony Davis out on the court, shooting with a knee brace. He was jumping rope a little earlier. pic.twitter.com/xmfdeCojoV8:55 PM

Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Honestly surreal it’s been 941 days since Klay last played. Russell Westbrook has played for three different teams during that span lol – 8:42 PM
Kent Bazemore @24Bazemore
“The great Hawaiian shootout” @PGATOUR @Sentry_TOC sheesh. 34 under got it done – 8:14 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
That’s it for pregame. @bsmart21 is on the account tonight! I (@PAKA_FLOCKA) will be back for the postgame availability.
Enjoy Grizz Nation. Let’s see if the Grizzlies can set the winning streak to a franchise-record 9 games. pic.twitter.com/DMznixupx18:12 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Brad Jones on gameplan for LeBron’s shift to the 5: This shift from a perimeter player to this speaks to his legend status, and they’ve talked a lot about it. They want to stay in front of him and negate him. Describes LeBron as someone that’s hard to stop – 8:11 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Brad Jones on gameplanning around playoff positioning: They’re trying to piece everything together game by game, and it’s important because it’s a conference rival, and they’re always excited to play the Lakers – 8:10 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Brad Jones said he doesn’t have an update on Dillon Brooks other than that he will be “out for a period of time”. – 8:10 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Brad Jones on the update on Dillon Brooks being out 3-5 weeks: He’s unsure how long he’ll be out, but he hopes it’s quick since he’s a huge part of their team – 8:09 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ja Morant, Desmond Bane and Kyle Anderson all are game-time decisions, according to acting coach Brad Jones. Each player will go through warmups before a decision is made. – 8:09 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Ja Morant remains a game-time decision for tonight’s game, though Grizzlies assistant Brad Jones (filling in for Taylor Jenkins) said MEM was hopeful Morant would be good to go. Bane and Anderson are also game time calls. Typical starters Steven Adams and Dillon Brooks are out. – 8:08 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Brad Jones on what he’s noticed in the Lakers’ low turnover numbers recently: They’re sharing the ball more, and they’re getting out in transition. Team defense needs to be solid, and they need to help to cause turnovers. They need to get out in transition – 8:08 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Acting Head Coach Brad Jones said it will be a “wait and see” for Kyle Anderson, Desmond Bane and Ja
Morant. They will go through their pregame workout and will be a game-time decision. – 8:08 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Grizz acting coach Brad Jones, while Taylor Jenkins is out with COVID protocols, says Ja Morant (thigh) remains a gametime decision tonight. “As a guy who has to coach against LeBron [James], I hope he does [play],” Jones said. Morant already has two 40-pt games vs LAL this year – 8:07 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant is a game-time decision, per acting HC Brad Jones. So are Desmond Bane and Kyle Anderson. – 8:06 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Brad Jones is here. On Ja Morant’s performances against the Lakers this season: “he’s a player that loves playing in the spotlight and loves playing against the greatest.” says he loves to challenge himself and has the ability to rise up to those moments – 8:05 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
What’s up, everyone? 2nd half of the LA back-to-back is on, as the Grizzlies take on the Lakers at 8:30 CST! @PAKA_FLOCKA here for Acting HC Brad Jones’ pregame availability – 7:59 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on LeBron James: “He’s critical to everything that we do defensively.” – 7:51 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Vogel on the LeBron-at-5 groups defensively, noting a benefit: “Doing a lot of double teaming of elite guards … more speed to scramble around the perimeter. A lot of areas we still need to improve upon, but the speed of that (group) can be beneficial.” – 7:49 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
It’s Week 18 (that’s weird) and there’s a huge game left, but there are some really good NBA games tonight!
Bulls at Mavs
Cavs at Warriors and Klay back!
Grizzlies at Lakers – 7:44 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
The first #Cavs player to record 20 double-doubles in 32 games or fewer since LeBron and K. Love in 2018.
RETWEET to send #JarrettAllen to #NBAAllStar! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/v5qSqyFl4w7:39 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN story on Memphis Grizzlies F Dillon Brooks left ankle injury that will sideline him for weeks: shorturl.at/htvO36:01 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Tyler Harris scored 9 of the Tigers final 11 points and had the game-sealing steal. What a performance. Memphis beats Cincinnati, 87-80. – 5:35 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Great win for Penny and Memphis – 5:32 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Penny was screaming for Memphis to pull it back there. Instead, a Quinones turnover and a Cincinnati bucket on the other end. 80-79 Cincinnati with 51.8 secs to go. – 5:27 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls at Memphis a week from Monday MLK Day bleacherreport.com/post/memphis-g…5:25 PM
Pete Pranica @PetePranica
Interesting statistical oddity: Taylor Jenkins has a 99-87 record as coach. If Grizzlies win tonight, he hits 100, but won’t actually have coached in that game. Wins by acting head coaches go to the head coach (i.e. the Grizz win at CLE). – 5:22 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Losing Dillon Brooks for a long period of time is tough, but the Grizzlies have put themselves in a manageable situation. They have the 2nd easiest remaining strength of schedule in the Western Conference and have a five-game cushion between themselves and the fifth seed. – 5:16 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN Sources: After suffering a left ankle sprain, Memphis Grizzlies G/F Dillon Brooks is expected to minimally miss three-to-five weeks — and could stay sidelined through the mid-February All-Star break. Brooks was injured in Memphis’ victory over the Clippers on Saturday. – 5:02 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Cincinnati has hit a season-best 12 3-pointers, including 6 of 7 during opening 10 mins of 2nd half. Memphis has stayed close by controlling the paint. What’s more sustainable down the stretch? – 5:01 PM
Geoff Calkins @geoff_calkins
Wild game. Cincinnati vs. Memphis. Just like old times. – 4:59 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Memphis is really battling. Cincinnati has been on fire and still only leads 55-54 with 12:10 to go. Fun game. – 4:53 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Should Ja Morant be an All-Star this season?
@Zach Lowe tells @EvCoRadio & @Amin Elhassan why he’s a “stone- cold lock” #GrzNxtGen pic.twitter.com/Kxu3qABdIF4:53 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Homestand finale 🌴🆚🐻
⏰: 6:30 p.m. PT
📺: @SpectrumSN
📻: ESPN LA 710 & 1330 KWKW
#LakeShow x @socios
nba.com/lakers/news/th…4:30 PM
LeBron James @KingJames
Beautiful Day in LA ☀️ – 4:29 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
big ups on that #1 seed @Titans 👏 – 4:27 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Memphis has really struggled to get into its offensive sets when Tyler Harris hasn’t been at PG today. He will have to play a lot minutes. – 4:18 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Some interesting things to look for ahead of this Lakers-Grizzlies game tonight.
1) Lakers are 5-0 with LeBron James at center. They didn’t play James at center in the last meeting vs the Grizzlies because of the Steven Adams factor, but he’s out today. Wonder if they go small. – 4:15 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Memphis Grizzlies list Ja Morant as questionable for tonight’s game against the Lakers because of left thigh soreness. Steven Adams (health and safety protocols) & Dillon Brooks (left ankle sprain) are both out. – 4:01 PM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
Final score of this Memphis/Cindy game might be 10-9 – 3:40 PM

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