Grizzlies 123, Magic 115: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Grizzlies 123, Magic 115: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions


Grizzlies 123, Magic 115: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Memphis Grizzlies (25-13) play against the Orlando Magic (25-25) at Amway Center

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Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Thursday January 5, 2023

Memphis Grizzlies 123, Orlando Magic 115 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
take the TO out cause stones does no turnovers 🔥 AM

Khobi Price @khobi_price
Looking like Magic-Grizzlies will be the only game from tonight that doesn’t end in a blowout. PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
The Nuggets are up 63-25. In other words, the Grizzlies will be the No. 1 seed in the West for about another 90 minutes 😂 – 10:51 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant said that performance from Jaren Jackson Jr. was the best he has seen from the big man since he made nine 3s against the Bucks in 2019.
“It was definitely one of the most complete games I’ve seen him play,” Morant said. “It helped us big time.”…10:51 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
what trip said 🗣️
see y’all at the crib sunday. PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Best win percentage all-time (minimum 200 games):
.743 — Kawhi
.740 — Magic
.736 — Bird
Kawhi is 10-4 as a starter this season. PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies have solo lead of first in the West (for now) and All-Star voting came out today.
So I asked Taylor Jenkins if he would allow himself to think “man, it would be nice to coach in the all-star game.”
He shut that down realllllll quick. Lol – 9:48 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Final: Grizzlies 123, Magic 115.
Jalen Suggs returned from his ankle injury but Orlando dropped a close game to Memphis.
📸: John Raoux/AP PM

Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
FINAL BOX: Memphis 123, Orlando 115
#MagicTogether PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
watch this with your sound on 🫶 PM

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
paolo banchero tonight:
30 PTS*
50% FG
8-9 FT
⭐️ »
*fourth game with 30+ points PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Jaren Jackson Jr.’s 31 points is the most he’s scored in a regular season game since July of 2020. – 9:33 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
31 points on 12-of-14 shooting for Jaren Jackson Jr. tonight. Wrote about him earlier this week:…9:33 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Ja tonight:
32 PTS
13-21 FG
5 straight wins for the Grizzlies. PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
walk in ya trap. take ova ya trap.
we move. – 9:31 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Jaren Jackson Jr tonight:
31 PTS
10 REB
12-14 FG
First Grizzlies player with a 30/10 game on 80 FG% since Pau Gasol. PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Final | Grizzlies 123, Magic 115
Morant: 32 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds
Jackson: 31 points, 10 rebounds
Banchero: 30 points, 9 rebounds
F. Wagner: 22 points (19 in 3Q) – 9:30 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
fought ’til the finish
back at it saturday night in the west coast PM

Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
Final: Grizzlies 123, Magic 115
Paolo Banchero – 30 pts, 9 rebs, 3 asts
Franz Wagner – 22 pts, 3 asts
Wendell Carter Jr. – 18 pts, 7 rebs
Terrence Ross – 14 pts – 9:29 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Ja hits 1 of 2 and then Paolo misses a 3 on the other end. That will do it for Memphis. – 9:28 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Markelle Fultz missed a spinning layup after two FTs by Ja and the Magic send him to the line again with 36.6 seconds left down by 7. – 9:28 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
30-point games by a rookie this season:
4 — Paolo Banchero
4 — Everyone else combined PM

Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
Wendell Carter Jr. picks up his 6th foul and the call stands after review. – 9:25 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Let’s try that again…
The fifth game of Jaren Jackson Jr.’s career with 30+ points.
10 rebounds and 3 blocks to go with them. – 9:24 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Wendell Carter Jr. was called for a foul on a layup by Ja with 1:21 left. The Magic are challenging it, but will likely lose it. – 9:24 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The fourth game of Jaren Jackson Jr.’s career with 30+ points.
10 rebounds and 3 blocks to go with them. – 9:21 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
meanwhile in Orlando… – 9:20 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Turnovers hurting the Grizzlies. The Magic won’t go away easy. Eight-point game with 3:03 left – 9:17 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Big plays by Markelle Fultz and Franz Wagner down the stretch.
Franz with back-to-back layups. Markelle had the steal and assist on the 2nd one.
Magic trail Grizzlies 116-108 with 3:03 remaining. – 9:17 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
An @Orlando Magic 11-2 run late in the fourth quarter makes things interesting.
Grizzlies 116, Magic 108 with 3:03 left in the 4th. – 9:17 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
The Magic, who once trailed by 25, have the Grizzlies’ lead down to 8 points with 3:03 left to play. – 9:16 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The Memphis lead is 8. This is suddenly a game. – 9:16 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Jaren Jackson Jr. is still hoopin. – 9:15 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Kudos to Orlando (Dillon Brooks voice) for giving the Grizzlies a real game, unlike that Charlotte mess last night. – 9:15 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Paolo Banchero is up to 30 points. It is his fourth 30-point game of the season, the most by a rookie. – 9:10 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
call em yus jnes cause stones doesn’t do TO’s.
27 straight dimes with no turnovers for @Tyus Jones PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
15-6 run to push the lead out. yeah yeah. – 8:59 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
the Magic need shooting so bad – 8:59 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
Forward @Paolo Banchero scored 20 points during the 3rd quarter tonight vs. Memphis.
It is the most points ever scored in a quarter by an @Orlando Magic rookie, dating back to 1996-97.
#MagicTogether8:59 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies offense humming this road trip. PM

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
20-point third quarter for the rook ⭐️
vote » PM

Khobi Price @khobi_price
End of 3Q: Grizzlies 92, Magic 78.
Paolo Banchero’s 20-point third quarter (28 so far in the game) is the biggest reason Orlando’s sticking around. Terrence Ross made some big shots down the stretch of the third.
Paolo isn’t starting the 4Q, so big minutes here for Orlando. – 8:54 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
END OF 3RD QUARTER BOX: Memphis 92, Orlando 78
#MagicTogether PM

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
paolo banchero through three quarters:
28 PTS
10 REB
9-18 FG
8-9 FT
@SASsoftware x @Paolo Banchero PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Magic rookies with multiple 25/10 games:
— Shaq
— Paolo
That’s it. PM

Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
Paolo Banchero scored 20 of his 28 points in the 3rd.
His career high is 33 points.
Still the fourth quarter to go with the @Orlando Magic trailing the Grizzlies, 92-78. – 8:52 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
End of 3Q | Grizzlies 92, Magic 78
Morant: 25 points, 5 assists
Jackson: 21 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks
Banchero: 28 points (20 in 3Q), 10 rebounds
Carter: 13 points, 6 rebounds – 8:52 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Terrence Ross is on a heater.
He just made back-to-back 3s to bring the Grizzlies’ lead down to 88-75 late in the 3Q.
Paolo Banchero (17 points in the third) is also doing some heavy-lifting. – 8:49 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
The @Orlando Magic use a 13-4 run to cut into Memphis’ lead.
Paolo Banchero has 25 points and 11 rebounds.
Grizzlies 88, Magic 75 with 37 seconds left in the 3rd. – 8:49 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Terrence Ross is on a heater. He just made back-to-back 3s to bring the Grizzlies’ lead down to 88-75 late in the 3Q.
Paolo Banchero (17 points in the third) also doing some heavy-lifting. – 8:48 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Terrence Ross has back-to-back 3s to cut the deficit to 13 points late in the 3rd. – 8:47 PM
RJ Hampton @RjHampton14
Yeah 31 🔥 – 8:47 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Paolo Banchero just jammed one in over JJJ. He hits the FT and now has 21.
Back to you in the studio. – 8:39 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Ja Morant has 10 points in the 3rd, giving him 21 so far. Memphis is up … by a lot. – 8:34 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant told the camera guy down here to scoot over a little bit like four times. Guy kept scooting and scooting until he was out of the media box.
Ja: “Nah I’m just messing with you man. You’re good.”
Drew a big laugh from the courtside fans. – 8:32 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Paolo Banchero has all 10 of the Magic points in the 3rd. He is up to 18 but the Magic are still down 17. – 8:26 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
next gen for all gen
@fedex | #BigMemphis PM

Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
DeVos Family Foundation Grant Helps @Page15 Write New Chapter on Childhood Literacy in Central Florida
#MagicTogether…8:11 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
HALFTIME BOX: Memphis 65, Orlando 43
#MagicTogether PM

Khobi Price @khobi_price
Halftime: Grizzlies 65, Magic 43.
Orlando has more 3PAs (20) than points in the paint (14).
That isn’t the Magic’s recipe for success, before even getting into the fact they’ve only made three of those 20 3s attempted. – 8:06 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
Halftime: Grizzlies 65, Magic 43
Wendell Carter Jr. – 9 pts, 3 rebs
Paolo Banchero – 8 pts, 5 rebs, 2 asts
Gary Harris – 6 pts
Terrence Ross – 6 pts, 2 rebs
ORL – 34.9% FG | 15% 3PT
MEM – 51% FG | 38.1% 3PT
Points in Paint: MEM 34, ORL 14 – 8:05 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Halftime | Grizzlies 65, Magic 43
Jackson: 18 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks
Morant: 11 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds
Carter: 9 points
Banchero: 8 points, 5 rebounds
Memphis outscored Orlando 43-23 in the 2nd. – 8:05 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Jaren Jackson Jr is now 4th in total blocks this season.
JJJ has played 10 fewer games than everyone else in the top 10. PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies running the “F it, Jaren’s down there somewhere” play now.
He’s been amazing tonight. – 8:02 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
Does Banchero still have that issue where he sweats out like 6 pounds every game? – 7:58 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Memphis has its largest lead of the night at 16 points with 4:22 left in the 2nd. They are shooting 11-16 in the period, compared to 4-13 for Orlando. – 7:54 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant straight off the bike and back into the game. – 7:50 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ziaire Williams to me after the loss to the Warriors. People have been wondering if he’s been confident, and here was his answer. That’s why I said it’s only a matter of time before he gets going. PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
JJJ fell so hard it tore a hole in his shooting sleeve. This has been a physical game. – 7:41 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
JJJ fell so hard a hole in his shooting sleeve. This has been a physical game. – 7:40 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
+2 after the first quarter.
📺 @GrizzOnBally | 📻 @929espn PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ziaire Williams is in at the start of the second quarter. He wasn’t in the rotation yesterday. – 7:38 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
A JJJ masterclass so far. – 7:38 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
END OF 1ST QUARTER BOX: Memphis 22, Orlando 20
#MagicTogether PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
End of 1Q | Grizzlies 22, Magic 20
Morant: 7 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists
Jackson: 5 points, 3 blocks
Carter: 5 points, 3 rebounds
Fultz: 4 points, 3 rebounds – 7:34 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Morant comes off and he’s being checked out by the Grizzlies trainers.
Stretching out that hip and trying to stay loose on the bike. – 7:32 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Jalen Suggs looks to have taken a shot a few possessions ago. He keeps grabbing at the left side of his face. – 7:25 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
The @Orlando Magic have now made at least one three-point field goal in 1,250 consecutive games, dating all the way back to March 17, 2007.
It stands as the fifth-longest active streak in the #NBA and also the fifth-longest streak in @NBAHistory.
#MagicTogether7:24 PM
Geoff Calkins @geoff_calkins
This Memphis minister has a podcast dedicated to … TCU football? Column:…7:22 PM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
Block Panther is showing tonight in Orlando – 7:22 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
if you reading this…trip just blocked another shot. – 7:22 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Jalen Suggs subs in for Franz Wagner midway through the 1Q of Magic-Grizzlies to make his return after missing 19 games with right ankle soreness. – 7:21 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Jalen Suggs is in for the Magic. – 7:21 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
After missing the last 19 games with right ankle soreness, Jalen Suggs is back on the floor and checks in for the @Orlando Magic. – 7:20 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Grizzlies leading 6-4 with 6:48 left in the 1Q.
Both teams looking like they’re playing on the second night of a back-to-back (because they are!).
Will either team score more than 20 in the quarter? – 7:19 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Magic-Grizzlies is ragged to start. Guys are missing good looks by miles. – 7:16 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Magic with a slight scattered start.
Some of it is Memphis mucking things up defensively. Magic are also missing good looks. – 7:14 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
The Grizzlies and Magic have tipped off! PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz

Paolo Banchero is currently 8th in All-Star voting for frontcourt players in the East 👀
Could he be the first rookie since Blake Griffin to make the ASG? 🪄 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
it’s almost that time….
get warmed up and click that link.
🗳 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
gotta catch up with VC 🗣️ PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Taylor Jenkins said Brandon Clarke is day-to-day with the hip injury. The team is targeting a return sometime this week on the homestand. Exact game TBD. – 5:40 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Jamahl Mosley says Bol Bol will meet the team at some point the West Coast road trip once he clears the league’s health and safety protocols. – 5:26 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
Jalen Suggs will be available to play tonight vs. Memphis. PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Markelle Fultz, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner, Paolo Banchero and Wendell Carter Jr. will start tonight versus Memphis, Jamahl Mosley said.
Jalen Suggs will play and be on a minute restriction. – 5:17 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
NEW: Magic’s Jalen Suggs returning from ankle soreness vs. Memphis Grizzlies…5:16 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
The @Orlando Magic will start Markelle Fultz, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner, Paolo Banchero and Wendell Carter Jr. tonight against the Grizzlies.
Jalen Suggs is available and will play. – 5:15 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
never go with the storm, be the storm 🦄 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
all about action sum might say he resembles a verb ✅ PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
At the moment, Fox is sending Dolphins-Jets to 2 sizable chunks of the nation but to only 4 Fla. markets: Miami-Ft. Laud; West Palm; Naples-Ft. Myers & Jacksonville. Orlando, other parts of Cent. Fla and Panhandle getting Tampa Bay-Atlanta. Fox maps up at 506sports.com4:05 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
top plays of ’22
pretty incredibol plays tbh PM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
We talked a lot about the NBA’s Rookie class on the podcast yesterday with @TheBoxAndOne_, and had a lot of positives to say regarding Paolo Banchero, who is for sure the midseason Rookie of the Year to this point.

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
game #39. back-to-back in the O.
🆚: @Memphis Grizzlies
📍: @AmwayCenter
🕖: 7 PM
📺: @BallySportsFL
📻: @969thegame PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Andrew Wiggins has received more All-Star votes than
Paul George
Jimmy Butler
Pascal Siakam
Ja Morant
Tyrese Haliburton
Damian Lillard
Devin Booker
DeMar DeRozan
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Kawhi Leonard
Man of the people. PM

Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Wiz coaches have started a lil tradition — every player gets a custom shirt made up for them that the coaching staff will wear at practice. In Orlando they had a St. Louis-themed shirt for Beal. Today they’ve got on Gafford as Dragon Ball Z character bc he loves anime PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
There’s a new team atop FiveThirtyEight’s NBA projections.
It’s the Memphis Grizzlies.
The statistical analysis website gives Memphis a 31% chance to make the Finals and an 18% chance to win the title.…2:03 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
With RJ Hampton and Kevon Harris being sent to Lakeland, I’m guessing Orlando feels pretty good about getting Jalen Suggs back tonight.
Slowly, but surely, the Magic are getting to full strength. – 1:59 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
The Magic have assigned R.J. Hampton to the Lakeland Magic of the G League. He scored 12 points and 4 rebounds last night versus the Thunder.
Kevon Harris has also been transferred to Lakeland. – 1:59 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
The @Orlando Magic have assigned guard R.J. Hampton to @LakelandMagic of the @nbagleague.
In addition, two-way guard Kevon Harris has been transferred to Lakeland.
#MagicTogether1:55 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
keep ridin the wave.
🆚 @Orlando Magic
📺 @GrizzOnBally
📻 @929espn
⏰ 6:00pm
#BigMemphis PM

Khobi Price @khobi_price
Magic’s R.J. Hampton requests and will receive another assignment with G League affiliate, the Lakeland Magic:…1:22 PM
Royce Young @royceyoung
First All-Star fan voting returns — SGA is fourth among West guards, and only 4,000 behind Ja Morant for third. PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
…the Thunder responded after halftime, finishing the third quarter with a 12-3 stretch.
Eventually, the Thunder turned a 22-point deficit into just a 7-point Magic advantage early in the fourth quarter.
@NickAGallo and @ParisNLawson write 📝…1:10 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
⭐️ first returns are backskiii ⭐️
click the link below and vote today.
🗳️ PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
No Desmond Bane tonight against the Orlando Magic on the second night of a back to back, per the Grizzlies. – 1:02 PM

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