Despite a good performance from Anthony Davis, the Los Angeles Lakers were unable to overcome the Memphis Grizzlies, the second-placed team in the NBA Western Conference. The Californian team suffered a 121-109 defeat in an away game without the presence of star player LeBron James, who is recovering from a right foot injury. The highlight of the game was Ja Morant, who scored 39 points, distributed 10 assists, and grabbed 10 rebounds for the home team. With the result, the Lakers end a three-game winning streak and remain out of the playoff qualification zone, occupying the 12th position in the table.
In the beginning of the game, Memphis and Los Angeles were tied, with the victory being decided only in the final moments of the first quarter. Although the Lakers led the scoring for most of the time, the Grizzlies managed to score a decisive point with a three-point basket from Kennard before time ran out, ending the quarter with a 26-22 advantage. However, the Lakers did not give up and balanced the game in the second quarter, thanks to the good performance of Anthony Davis, allowing the visiting team to finish the first half of the game in the lead with a score of 49-46.
In the third quarter, Ja Morant, the main player of Memphis, finally started to make a difference, making a big impact on the game. With an excellent performance from Morant, Memphis managed to end the quarter with an 93-84 advantage over the Lakers, with the star player already having reached 34 points in the game. The Lakers felt the impact of this turnaround and were dominated by the Grizzlies. Despite Anthony Davis’ good performance in rebounds, Memphis maintained the lead on the scoreboard and ended up winning the game 121-109.
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