Grizzlies Jonas Valanciunas lead the team without Ja Morant with 20 points, Dillon Brooks 16 points, Desmond Bane 16 points, Gorgui Dieng 17 points and Brandon Clarke 10 points. They fall to Boston Celtics 126-107 game difference.
Jaylen Brown made an stunning performance of 42 points, Jayson Tatum 16 points only, Daniel Theis 12 points, Marcus Smart 14 points and Jeff Teague 4 points only.
“Since I’ve been here I’ve seen Jaylen grow every year,” forward Daniel Theis said. “He got a hot hand, hit five or six shots in a row, so we kept looking for him.”
“When we’re down players, especially when we’re down Ja, everybody has to bring their A-game or it’s not going to be good for us,” Dieng said. “Hopefully we can hold it down until those guys get back.”
The defeated could not raise their heads before the loss of his figure, Ja Morant , who will be out of court for between three and five weeks due to a left ankle injury.
The night was special for 24-year-old Jaylen Brown, who had a dream game with 42 points in 29 minutes (just three quarters), leaving behind his personal best of 34 points. He scored 7 of 10 in triples and gave 4 assists. Brad Stevens’ Celtics achieved a comfortable victory, since they took 30 points of difference (60-36) in the second quarter. Tristan Thompson rested in the rotation and Jeff Teague came in (4 pts., 5 rebounds, 4 assists).