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

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

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

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The Memphis Grizzlies (33-17) play against the San Antonio Spurs (31-31) at AT&T Center

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Wednesday January 26, 2022

Memphis Grizzlies 118, San Antonio Spurs 110 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Spurs open quarter with just four players, Doug McDermott sheds warmups and runs on after play starts nba.nbcsports.com/2022/01/27/spu…1:15 AM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
22 points. 9 rebounds. 6 blocks.
@Jaren Jackson Jr. is a menace on both ends. pic.twitter.com/j2GfwLOCdO12:53 AM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz fall to the Suns 105-97….Utah falls to 30-19 on the season. The Jazz have lost 9 of their last 11 games. Good effort tonight but just not enough. 26 for Clarkson to lead Utah. On to Memphis and the Grizzlies on Friday night – 12:38 AM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Suns win 105-97. It was a Jazz good comeback, but an incredibly undisciplined finish to the game.
Devin Booker had 43/12/3, was a +18.
Clarkson had 26/5/2, he was a +2.
Conley: 16p/10a — was maybe the hardest playing player on the floor.
Jazz play Grizzlies on Friday. – 12:37 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
On a win, Windex, and a Memphis Grizzlies team that loves to give great soundbites. dailymemphian.com/section/sports…12:23 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Tweeting this in case a certain player sees it.
The Grizzlies will take on the Knicks on ESPN next week in MSG. The Knicks, you know, the team ESPN took them off National TV for this week. 😅
Would be quite the response to see someone put on a show at The Garden 😁 – 12:16 AM
Ja Morant @JaMorant
when you choose , make sure they lit as us . 🔥🐻
#GrzNxtGen12:06 AM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Ja Morant dedicated the Grizzlies’ win and his 41-point night to his grandmother, who is struggling in her fight against cancer: “I just had to go out there and battle. Knowing she’s watching, knowing I couldn’t be there with her right now, I had to put on a performance.” – 12:04 AM
Ja Morant @JaMorant
shoutout espn man 😂😮‍💨 – 11:59 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
After Jaren Jackson Jr. had 6 blocks tonight, Ja Morant said Jaren needs to be on a @Windex commercial for how he’s playing on the defensive end/glass! – 11:56 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Ja Morant: “Jaren probably needs a Windex commercial.” pic.twitter.com/Z1SeRhoDZy11:56 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
Another special night for @Ja Morant 🥷
41 points | 8 assists | 5 rebounds | 2 steals | 8-10 FT pic.twitter.com/qOCJ5X8uj611:55 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Suns stepped up their defense that quarter and held the Jazz to 16 points. Everyone doing their job on that end. Was trending toward the Spurs win before that. A 10-point lead with 12 minutes to go. – 11:55 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Ja Morant, who missed yesterday’s practice for personal reasons, said his mom told him that his grandmother wanted him to play tonight & wanted to be able to watch. Ja said he was a little emotional after the 1st timeout. He credited his performance to her & what got him going. – 11:52 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Dejounte Murray’s initial reply to being asked about tying David Robinson for most triple doubles in franchise history:
“First, I was horrible. I think I was horrible just starting off slow….I could have been absolutely better from start to finish.” – 11:48 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
That’s it for Ja Morant (impressive to do media with so much on his heart, big ups to Big 12), that’s it for me. Check out @Joe Mullinax for @bcabraham‘s Hustle Recap, @NathanChester24‘s Grizzlies Recap, and find @J_Timberfake_‘s Report Card in the AM. @JoeMullinax signing off – 11:47 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Thus concludes maybe the best Ja Morant postgame of the season. – 11:45 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ja Morant on the Grizzlies-Spurs game being removed off ESPN in favor of the Knicks-Heat:
“Shout out to whoever took us off TV. Appreciate you for that. That game right there was for you too.” – 11:44 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant: “Do y’all see Jaren Jackson right now? And the level he’s playing at on the defensive end? Six blocks.”
“Jaren probably needs a Windex commercial.” – 11:44 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
During his postgame press conference, Ja Morant said, “shoutout to whoever took us off TV….That game is for you too. I don’t know what went into that…”
The Grizzlies/Spurs game was taken off of the ESPN schedule broadcast last week and replaced with Knicks/Miami. – 11:44 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
“Do y’all see Jaren Jackson right now and the level he’s playing at the defensive end…?” Ja Morant also shouts out Steven Adams and others for their defensive skill. “…Jaren needs a Windex commercial…” – 11:43 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Dejounte Murray on Spurs giving Grizzlies extra possessions:
“I kept trying to preach to everybody when I was in the game or out of the game, we are getting the stops, it’s just that we aren’t securing the basketball. It made it tough for us.” – 11:43 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant: “Shoutout to whoever took us off TV. That game right there was for you, too.”
ESPN flexed the Grizzlies game out of national TV for Heat-Knicks. Morant scored 41 points in a close win. – 11:42 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
“Shoutout to whoever took us off TV…that was for you…” – Ja Morant – 11:41 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant is here. Ja says that his grandmother was on his mind “100%” and got emotional early on, but he needed to lock in and that she wanted him to be there. – 11:40 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Jaren Jackson Jr. on why the Grizzlies have won so many games in crunch time:
“We have the most clutch performer in the game at our point guard position. That helps.” – 11:35 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jaren says that the Grizzlies have “the most clutch performer in the game at the point guard position…” – 11:34 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Desmond Bane said it’s a “no-brainer” when it comes to Jaren Jackson Jr. being a candidate for DPOY. Bane said Jaren can do a little bit of everything, defensively, and called him the “anchor of our defense.” It’s a big reason the team has been playing so well this last month. – 11:33 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. is here. He says he did not know what the score was when he stepped in to his three point shot and if he had a defended step up he probably would have taken it off the dribble. – 11:31 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Desmond Bane on how he stayed ready while being in health and safety protocols:
“I’m a hooper.” – 11:30 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Bane also said it’s a “no-brainer” that Jaren Jackson Jr. should be the DPOY. – 11:30 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Bane says that he needs to go home and get a good night’s rest after this game but he should be good to go entering the weekend’s games in Memphis. – 11:30 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Desmond Bane on Jaren Jackson Jr.’s Defensive Player of the Year candidacy:
“It’s kind of a no-brainer” – 11:29 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
What did Desmond Bane do to stay ready following the COVID layoff?
Bane: “I’m a hooper.” – 11:29 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
“I’m a hooper”, says Desmond Bane.
I concur. – 11:29 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Bane says that Jaren Jackson Jr. should be in consideration for Defensive Player of the Year – “It’s a no brainer…he is the anchor of our defense… – 11:28 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane is here. He says that the team has been in spots like this in the playoffs and points to that experience helping the team win close games. – 11:27 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“Me and DeMar talk everyday. That’s my brother, that’s my family. Nothing changed, just the teams.” – Dejounte Murray on staying close with DeMar DeRozan, even after DeRozan went to another team. – 11:21 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant leaves no doubt, Grizz beat Spurs 118-110 – @NathanChester24 on the recap https://t.co/BLqUKdB7WJ pic.twitter.com/ppw2f2Cyo611:20 PM

Memphis Grizzlies PR @GrizzliesPR
With tonight’s win at San Antonio, the @Memphis Grizzlies improved to 15-6 in “clutch” games (when the margin is +/- 5 points within the final 5 minutes of the 4Q or OT).
Memphis has the second-best “clutch” winning percentage (.714) in the NBA this season. pic.twitter.com/JR1DLXQ0kx11:20 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“We’re getting the stops, it’s just we’re not securing the basketball.” – Dejounte Murray on how critical securing defensive rebounds and not allowing second chance points can be. – 11:18 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
I asked Coach Jenkins about his nine-man rotation in this game. He says that the Spurs go super small and he was leaning toward this tonight as long as Bane was able to give a normal allotment of minutes. He mentioned the likes of Aldama and Tillman remain ready to go. – 11:17 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Coach Jenkins believes in what the team did without Desmond Bane but acknowledged that having Bane back put pressure on the opposing defense as a shooter as well as a cutter. – 11:15 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“DJ’s grown into that closer role. That used to be DeMar.” – Poeltl on Dejounte Murray being the Spurs’ closer now that DeRozan is in Chicago.
DeRozan returns Friday to face the Spurs in the first matchup between the Spurs and Bulls – 11:13 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jenkins says that having a guy like Ja Morant that you can have so much confidence in is a “blessing” – his ability to create contact and poise was praised. – 11:12 PM
Memphis Grizzlies PR @GrizzliesPR
Jaren Jackson Jr. has 39 blocks in his last 10 games, the @Memphis Grizzlies franchise record for any 10-game span.
@Jaren Jackson Jr. tied his season high with six blocks in tonight’s win at San Antonio. pic.twitter.com/Dpt8YsEyAk11:12 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Coach Jenkins has arrived. He praised the energy in the building and said that he felt that was one of the most competitive games of the season for Memphis. – 11:11 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“In the beginning they got too many offensive rebounds, too many second chance points.” – Poeltl echoes Pop in saying rebounding and second chance points were a big issue tonight for San Antonio – 11:10 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“We’ve got to find a way to come out more aggressive. It’s been the story lately.” – Jakob Poeltl on the Spurs falling behind early by double digits in games and then having to try to make the comeback – 11:09 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs drop to 1-20 when trailing by 15 points in a game. – 11:08 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs fall to 6-15 in crunch time and 9-25 as underdogs. – 11:04 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Dejounte Murray has tied David Robinson for the most triple-doubles in Spurs franchise history (14).
He has 10 triple-doubles this season, doubling the previous Spurs record (Robinson with 5). pic.twitter.com/31QHCUkMdE11:04 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Hi friends. This is @JoeMullinax with you for postgame media availability. How about that @NathanChester24, huh? Give him a follow – he is fun! As are the Memphis Grizzlies! – 11:03 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“We make turnovers at inopportune times. As usual, they don’t give in. They dig down deep. They fight themselves back into the game. Overall the big problem in some of our games is rebounding.” – Coach Pop on the Spurs almost completing the comeback – 11:02 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Ja Morant dedicated tonight’s game to his grandmother. He said he hopes to see his grandmother tomorrow and watch the NBA All-Star announcement tomorrow with her. – 11:01 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant dedicated that 41-point game and win to his grandmother. She was the reason he missed practice for personal reasons yesterday.
He wants to watch the All-Star announcement with her tomorrow, but his flight was canceled. – 11:00 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
walk in your trap, take ova your trap. pic.twitter.com/GCSewd37Jj11:00 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Ja Morant last 4 games:
41 PTS | 5 REB | 8 AST
35 PTS | 13 REB | 6 AST
38 PTS | 6 REB | 6 AST
33 PTS | 8 REB | 14 AST pic.twitter.com/7Im9nmC7Bl11:00 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Fought til the end 💪
#GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/rlRKZrQz0S11:00 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Final: Grizzlies 118 Spurs 110
Grizzlies split four-game road trip.
That was a fun game. 41 points 8 assists and 5 rebounds for Ja Morant. He should an All-Starter by this time tomorrow. – 10:57 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
GRIZZ DUB.
GRIZZ DUB.
GRIZZ DUB.
GRIZZ DUB.
GRIZZ DUB.
GRIZZ DUB.
GRIZZ DUB. – 10:57 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Grizzlies win 118-110
Ja Morant: 41pts, 5reb, 8ast, 2stl
Jaren Jackson Jr.: 22pts, 9reb, 6blk
Desmond Bane: 20pts, 3reb, 3ast
Grizz had 28 2nd chance PTS & 62 PTS in the paint – 10:57 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs get close, but aren’t able to complete the 15 point comeback. Grizz hold on for the 8 point win.
The Spurs are now…
…18-31 overall
…9-16 at home
…11-18 against the West pic.twitter.com/JKTc5c4E9e10:57 PM

Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
With the Memphis win against San Antonio, Tyus Jones has now earned a $776,286 bonus.
The bonus in the contract was for team wins (33).
This is the third year in the row that Jones has met the criteria. – 10:57 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH – 10:56 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Pop to Marc Davis, angling for a official review after a close out-of-bounds call between Murray and Morant went to Memphis.
“Are you sure?”
Davis: “Yes.”
Pop: “How can you be sure? You’re a referee.” – 10:55 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
41 point game for Ja Morant
24 paint points
9 points from outside
8 points from the FT line
Grizz by 6 – 10:54 PM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
Ja Morant is ridiculous. – 10:54 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
After dominating the glass in the early going the Grizzlies can’t stop the second chances late. – 10:51 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
20 point night for Devin Vassell
That’s his first make in crunch time this season – 10:50 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Jaren Jackson Jr. stepped into that three and just knew! – 10:45 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Last 5 minutes. Tie game. Dejounte Murray is picking Ja Morant up at halfcourt. Ja is one of the league’s best clutch scorers. Murray is one of the NBA’s most disruptive defenders. Here we go.🍿 – 10:45 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs have erased the Grizz 15 point lead from earlier.
Game reset at 106 all
Murray up to 16 points, with 8 in the paint after that last make – 10:44 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
DEJOUNTE MURRAY!!! – 10:44 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs enter crunch time for the 21st time this season.
The Spurs are 6-14 in crunch time. – 10:43 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Ja Morant with the Grizzlies last 7pts …
106–102 Lead for the Grizz with over 5 min left – 10:42 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
*sighs* Ja may will them to a victory, but the Spurs are playing much harder. – 10:42 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Expert of the mid-range 🏹 pic.twitter.com/BbJa43Jxbc10:41 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
If you don’t think Ja Morant is an MVP candidate, then I feel bad for you. – 10:41 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ja Morant is deep in his bag. His shooting confidence makes him soooo tough to guard. Eubanks sagged off, Morant didn’t hesitate and pulled the three. 35 points and 8 assists for 12. Grizzlies up 106-102 with 5:36 left in the 4th – 10:41 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
David Robinson isn’t sitting in his usual seat, but I’m sure he’s happy for Dejounte Murray.
They now share the franchise record for career triple-doubles with 14 after Murray notched his 10th of the season. – 10:41 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant after drilling that 3-pointer pic.twitter.com/QpDAKXrwaI10:40 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nuggets have won 8 of their last 11.
The 3 losses: Clippers (Denver shot 4-33 from 3), Jazz (bench got crushed in the first 2-minutes of the 4Q), Grizzlies (bench collapsed in the 2nd half). But that second unit is trending up.
Nuggets 2.0 – 10:36 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
You can’t deny the fight in these young Spurs. – 10:35 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The Grizzlies went back to Ja Morant a little bit earlier than usual.
Had to do it. – 10:33 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Dejounte Murray is one rebound from equaling David Robinson’s franchise mark of 14 triple-doubles.
He hasn’t shot it well (2 of 11) and Spurs are down five in the fourth quarter, but he is grinding. – 10:30 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
If the Grizzlies have learned anything on this road trip, it’s the importance of Tyus Jones. – 10:29 PM
Chris Vernon @ChrisVernonShow
this is the least excited anyone has ever been describing a Ja Morant highlight 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/3tYLlUE2tm10:29 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
a season high 6 blocks for @Jaren Jackson Jr.
drop that nickname. pic.twitter.com/ZCOKkhMo5u10:28 PM

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
The Spurs just got T’d up for having only four guys on the court to start the fourth quarter. They were on offense, so we didn’t get to see their box-and-none zone. – 10:23 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant looking like a mix of Michael Jordan and Steve Nash, all while the poverty Knicks get dog-walked by the Heat on ESPN.
You HATE to see it. – 10:21 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
LIKE A WR OFF THE LINE. CHECK THE FOOTWORK.
13 points & 4 assists in the third quarter for @Ja Morant pic.twitter.com/Qo05DzAPQl10:21 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
3Q: Grizz by 8
MEM takes the 3Q 33-28
The Grizzlies expanded their paint lead to 18 points
Spurs are still winning the 3PT line, now by 12 points. pic.twitter.com/5dA36OVPMM10:21 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
The Knicks could be underdogs in 16 of their next 19 games:
@ MIL
v SAC
v MEM
@ LAL
@ UTA
@ DEN
@ GSW
@ POR
v OKC
v BKN
v MIA
v PHI
@ PHI
@ PHO
@ LAC
@ SAC
@ DAL
@ MEM
@ BKN – 10:18 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
LONNIE FOR THREEEE 🎯
@Lonnie Walker10:17 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
A national audience is missing this Ja masterpiece and block party hosted by Jaren Jackson Jr. Big L ESPN. – 10:16 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Spurs fan behind us, joking (I think): “Quit showing off Morant! Play the game right!”
Ja had just hit Clarke for a crazy alley-oop. – 10:15 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Spurs have to fight Ja Morant, just on principle. A guy who’s doing this to you doesn’t respect you, you gotta do something about it 🤣 – 10:15 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Between the Ja Morant dunk and @Pete Pranica saying Boosie, I don’t know which was better! – 10:15 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
JA MORANT HIGHLIGHT MACHINE – 10:14 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
fly with us. peep the dude under the basket 😂
@De’Anthony Melton | @Ja Morant pic.twitter.com/85lfLKmzsw10:14 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Jakob’s paint scoring in the last 6 games:
vs PHX 16 of 23 points from paint
vs OKC 12 of 13 points
vs BKN 12 of 15 points
vs PHI 20 of 25 points
@ HOU 18 of 18 points
vs MEM 14 of 16 points (game in progress) – 10:13 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ja Morant playing like rent due and he on a 10-day contract. Sheeeeshhhh – 10:08 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Stop it, Ja Morant. That’s ridiculous.
I have no idea how he is finding these angles. – 10:07 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Yeah, this ain’t a good Steven Adams game. – 10:04 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Great game by the Morant, Jackson, Bane trio.
52 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists combined. Still early 3rd quarter. – 10:01 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Memphis is winning 2nd-chance points 21-6. That’s basically the game right now. – 10:00 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
This is one of those Ja Morant games where you look at the box score and go, “Wait. He has 18!?” – 9:58 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
From 0 blocks on Sunday to 5 blocks on Wednesday for Jaren Jackson Jr. (and it’s just the 3rd qtr) – 9:58 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
I wish John Brenkus still had that ESPN Sports science show so we could compare how much ground Jaren Jackson Jr. covers to an animal or some. That man is everywhere. Five blocks and it’s not even the halfway point of the third quarter. – 9:57 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The second half just started. Jaren Jackson Jr. has five blocks.
The brick wall. – 9:56 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Shooting stats at the half between the Spurs and Grizz.
The Spurs shot 75% from mid-range.
47% of their attempts came from three pic.twitter.com/rm1vmDyRVt9:44 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Halftime: Grizzlies up 61-58 vs Spurs
Jaren: 13pts, 5reb, 3blk
Ja: 15pts, 4ast
Desmond: 13pts
Grizz had 17 2nd chance PTS in the half – 9:44 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
keeping it close at the half💪 pic.twitter.com/M5KbnZXZie9:43 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Brandon Clarke’s shot is waved off. Grizzlies up 3. – 9:43 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The Spurs only had two empty possessions in the final 6:08 of that half. – 9:42 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Spurs get a break to overturn Memphis’ break. Clarke’s 3-point runner at the halftime buzzer waved off after replays show his cuticle still on the ball at the clock hit zeroes. Grizz 61, Spurs 58. – 9:42 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Half: Grizz by 3
Spurs battle back in the 2Q to get the MEM 15 point lead down to 3.
Spurs are a +9 from three
Grizz are a +8 in the paint and +4 from the FT line pic.twitter.com/4kmoWXrL0c9:41 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Dev’s cookin tonight 🔥 pic.twitter.com/WQxA2zQBpP9:40 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Brandon Clarke! Oh my that is close. – 9:39 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Spurs are making shots, but Steven Adams is really hurting the Grizz defensively right now. He just can’t bring himself out of the paint to contest these middies.
You gotta give up something, but it doesn’t have to be this easy. – 9:35 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
coast to coast 💪
Dev gettin it done on both ends! pic.twitter.com/d5wf8zJg6R9:31 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Melton just tried to throw a lob to the notoriously high-flying Steven Adams who had 2 people draped all over him, and it’s time for some pine. – 9:31 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs cut the Grizz 15 point lead down to 7.
Spurs are winning the 3PT line by 9 still. Keldon has 12 of the team 21 points from three.
Jakob finding some success in the paint, with 8 of the team 16 points there – 9:30 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
It feels like Ja and JJJ are kicking the Spurs’ butts — and they are — but it’s only a seven-point game somehow. – 9:29 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
THAT CATCH AND SHOOT BADGE THO.
cc: @NBA2K pic.twitter.com/fScBqH2eJt9:27 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Don’t believe Keldon Johnson can continue to bank in 3s like this. – 9:26 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
BC is bouncy. sheesh. – 9:24 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Early on, the Spurs don’t have an answer for JJJ inside.
He’s got 10 of his 12 points from the paint.
Grizz winning the paint by 12 at the moment
Grizz by 15 – 9:21 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs enter 1-19 when trailing by 15 points in a game.
Grizz are keeping the Spurs out of the paint. SA with just 8 of their 30 points in the paint.
50% of Spurs’ points coming from three – 9:19 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
LET’S GO ON A TRIP.
6 in the quarter for @Jaren Jackson Jr. 🦄 pic.twitter.com/W3iIfVb1xq9:18 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies are just bullying the Spurs inside. They have no answer for the Memphis bigs. – 9:18 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Zoning the Grizzlies sounds smart until you realize how dominant this team is on the glass. – 9:17 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
no no no, we don’t do that here 🚫 🦄 pic.twitter.com/4fzq7fMzbu9:16 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
JJJ getting after it. Looks like a man who knows he has a mismatch is taking advantage. – 9:15 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Hot take: Jaren Jackson Jr > Jaren Jackson Sr. – 9:15 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
unicorn appreciation tweet 🦄 pic.twitter.com/MRBQvrxB2G9:14 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
been a bucket. still a bucket. move like a bucket.
11 in the first for @Desmond Bane pic.twitter.com/nlO0z8drNj9:09 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
1Q: Grizz by 9
Keldon, White 6 pts each | Bane 11 pts
Morant 6 pts
Grizz winning paint, mid-range, and FT line by 18
Spurs winning 3PT line by 9 – 9:07 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
The Grizz FO deserves all its credit, but Desmond Bane is one of the lucky breaks a small-market team needs to become a bonafide contender. – 9:07 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Grizzlies offense gets one of the NBA’s best shooters back and looks much different. Brandon Clarke’s activity was also missed. Bane with 11 points in his first quarter beating out of protocols.
Grizzlies 34 Spurs 25 – 9:06 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ja Morant goes to the bench and Desmond Bane checks back in to run with the second unit. First possession is an assist from Brandon Clarke to Bane. We’re seeing how important Bane is and it’s only been one quarter. – 9:04 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
lonely, so lonely. we told you bout morant island 🏝️ pic.twitter.com/FaRYDSNXqS9:03 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
20-7 run for the good gang from beale street – 8:58 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Fun with numbers!
Jock Landale’s home-road 3-point splits heading into tonight:
Road — 65 percent on 20 attempts
Home — 20 percent on 25 attempts – 8:58 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs enter 2-28 when trailing by 10 points in a game – 8:57 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Very balanced first quarter for the Grizzlies. Every starter has 4 or 5 points. – 8:57 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
teamwork 👏
Dejounte ➡️ Jakob pic.twitter.com/Gpvk253HON8:51 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
We’ve got midweek hoops against Memphis tonight!🔥 Enter the Spurs Digital Arena pres. by @socios for your chance to win $50 in Spurs Pay! pic.twitter.com/yOKovEbb8V8:29 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
starting 5⃣ vs. @San Antonio Spurs
🥷 @Ja Morant
🎯 @Desmond Bane
🎱 @Ziaire Williams
🦄 @Jaren Jackson Jr.
🥝 @RealStevenAdams
@Verizon | #GrzNxtGen pic.twitter.com/MiFFQwevA58:28 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Starters for the night
#PorVida pic.twitter.com/XEDy4U1Lpg8:17 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers join Pistons and Spurs as only teams so far this season to have multiple halves of zero free throw attempts.
Clippers failed to shoot a free throw in 26-point second half in New Orleans back in November. Somehow, Clippers have a halftime lead this time around. – 8:07 PM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
Hey y’all, I’m back on the radio with @EricHasseltine and @jessbensontv for tonight’s @Memphis Grizzlies game vs the Spurs — tune in on @929espn! pic.twitter.com/7TMxbRjp028:01 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
There is hope that Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell could return from his concussion this weekend, a source told @TheUndefeated. The Jazz play at Memphis on Friday and at Minnesota on Sunday. – 7:42 PM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop likes how Devin Vassell has “really improved” his confidence as a shooter, his defense and just “kind of understanding how to play in general.”
“I think his IQ has risen consistently well,” Pop said. – 7:36 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
midweek drip 😎
#ULTRADrip | #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/6pe9TYEuGT7:36 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop on Ja Morant:
‘He’s got uncommon speed. He manipulates his body inside the paint and finishes really well and he’s fearless. He’s got a great confidence and he believes in himself, and at the same time, he’s still unselfish. He is just a wonderful player.” – 7:34 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Desmond Bane is officially active today. Bane missed the last three games due to health and safety protocols. Taylor Jenkins said the Grizzlies will be smart, but Bane will not be on a minutes restriction. – 7:32 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Notes from @Memphis Grizzlies pregame media availability w/ Coach Jenkins:
-Ja Morant is AVAILABLE tonight
-Brandon Clarke is “trending in a good direction” to be available tonight
-Desmond Bane is out of H&S protocols but team will be smart w/ his minutes due to busy upcoming schedule – 7:16 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Full on Bane: “Des went through portions of our practice yesterday. … He feels good. … But, at the end of the day I’ll make that call. He’s had a long layoff, and we are going into a 3 in 4 here, so I want to be smart.”
No minutes restriction “when he does step on the floor” – 7:15 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Taylor Jenkins called the Spurs a good defense team that’s active and aggressive on and off ball, and they will need to be efficient with their actions and ball movement – 7:11 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant’s available, and Desmond Bane responded well to portions for practice. Want to be smart with 3 games in 4 nights, after his lengthy layoff, per Taylor Jenkins – 7:10 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Taylor Jenkins said that Brandon Clarke is trending in a good direction.
He said the team will be smart with Desmond Bane off a long layoff with three quick games coming up. – 7:10 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Brandon Clarke said he got a good word from medical staff today, but trending in a good direction. Final call in pregame warmups – 7:09 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Taylor Jenkins thought the Spurs were at the forefront of the G-League (D-League then) development when he was there, and he’s a product of the coaching development. And they utilized the program to build a championship culture – 7:06 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Taylor Jenkins says that it’s tough when Ja Morant went down a while back, but they knew they had to adjust, and they remained competitive and consistent — and they learned a lot about their players this year, in situations they may not have had normally – 7:04 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“They run all the time. That’s why they’re first in the league in fast break points.” – Coach Pop on the Grizzlies.
The Grizz score a league best 16.8 PPG on the break.
Pop also said the Grizz are a very good P&R team, as well as a physical team – 6:49 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
“Everything they do is with physicality and great effort level.”
– Gregg Popovich on the Grizzlies – 6:49 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Squad put on a dunk show in Houston 🔨💣
Ready to go again tonight vs. Memphis! pic.twitter.com/D5tgFFx00k6:46 PM

Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
A little sneak preview of my conversation with Sam Amick, who discusses De’Aaron Fox’s diminishing value around the NBA, saying he hasn’t been “special” for the Kings, compared to other guys like Ja Morant.
Full episode of Locked On Kings drops in 15 minutes! pic.twitter.com/G5OH3emF3t6:46 PM

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San Antonio Spurs @spurs
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Get your very own @Derrick White Bobblehead this Friday (1/28) as we take on the Bulls!!
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@MorgansWndrlnd | #PorVida pic.twitter.com/S8RPj96l9o5:46 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
“It’s kind of like a video game for him right now.”
Only one player in the Western Conference is averaging at least 19 points and nine assists: Dejounte Murray. How passing helps makes Murray’s All-Star case. expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @expressnews – 4:39 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Spurs injury report for tonight vs Grizz from earlier:
Out
Bates-Diop (H&S protocols)
Collins, Cacok (with Austin) – 4:38 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
The Wolves, currently 16th in offensive rating, are basically one more good offensive game away from being an above-average offense and a top-10 defense.
These are the only teams who currently meet those qualifications: Golden Stare, Phoenix, Milwaukee, Miami, Memphis – 3:51 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Everybody eats 🍽
Eight guys scored in double-figures vs. Houston! pic.twitter.com/pmbXpM0A2r3:03 PM

Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Spurs report no new injuries or illnesses for tonight against Memphis.
KBD remains in protocols; Zach Collins (on assignment) and Devontae Cacok (Two-Way) remain with Austin Spurs. – 2:14 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Last call on the new Grizzlies pod.
My official media All-Star starters ballot was…
West: Curry, Morant, James, Jokic, Gobert
East: Young, DeRozan, Antetokounmpo, Durant, Embiid
Discussing why ⬇️ podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the…2:05 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 2018, the @Los Angeles Clippers Lou Williams had 40 points and 10 assists in a 109-100 win over the Grizzlies.
Williams became just the third bench player to record at least 40 points and 10 assists in a game since the NBA began tracking starters in 1970-71. pic.twitter.com/sM6zJipaVi2:01 PM

Ralph Lawler @Ohmeomy
Just noted that guard Eric Bledsoe was a part of two of the greatest come-backs in LA Clipper history. The 27-point come from behind play-off win in Memphis in 2012 and the unreal 35-point revival last night in Washington.
I’d like to hear his perspective on the two games. – 1:58 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Two weeks until the NBA trade deadline. The Grizzlies are in a good spot with a 32-17 record and the looming return of Dillon Brooks. Here are five players the Grizzlies could look to add at the deadline.
Story: commercialappeal.com/story/sports/n…1:44 PM

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