Ja Morant breaks Memphis Grizzlies record
The Memphis Grizzlies' Ja Morant smashed 7-footer Jakob Poeltl, then made a buzzer-beater without touching the court, breaking his own team record.
Morant led the Grizzlies to a 118-105 victory over the Spurs on Monday night.
A buzzer-beater from the left baseline gave Morant a 68-58 halftime lead after Steven Adams dished it out.
Morant stated he'll "probably never be able to do" that shot again. Morant can play wide receiver if Adams is the quarterback, according to Morant.
In the red zone, Morant remarked. "Fade path 'Jump ball.
Morant also nailed a 3-pointer near the logo with the shot clock running out, adding to an incredible night.
"It's got to be the 50," Morant added, thanking his teammates and coaches. They trust me and know I'll make the correct decisions."
Morant scored a career-high 46 points in a triumph over Chicago on Saturday that set a franchise record.
He made all four 3-pointers as Memphis won their second straight.
Morant's 50-point performance was a franchise first. His previous high was 47, set in last season's playoffs.
"He's at the rim every week, but tonight he was just attacking," Grizzlies guard De'Anthony Melton said. "He got his way, and it looked easy." Watching that was a thrill."
The win moved the Grizzlies into second place in the Western Conference, two games behind the Golden State Warriors.
With the loss, Popovich fell one game short of tying Don Nelson for the NBA's most regular-season wins.
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