Grizzlies vs. Warriors score: Ja Morant erupts for 47 as Memphis outlasts Golden State in Game 2 to tie series


The Memphis Grizzlies evened their second-round series with the Golden State Warriors at one game apiece with a 106-101 victory in Game 2 on Tuesday. Morant lead all scorers with a playoff career-high 47 points, joining LeBron James and Kobe Bryant as the only players in history to record multiple 45-point playoff games before the age of 23, per ESPN Stats

Stephen Curry led the way for Golden State with 27 points on a night where Memphis’ defense held the Warriors to just 18.4 percent shooting from 3-point range. Jordan Poole added 20 points in the loss.

In what was a very physical contest from the start, Dillon Brooks was issued a Flagrant 2 foul and ejected early in the first quarter after a scary hit on the Warriors’ Gary Payton II, who was forced out of the game with an elbow injury. Also, Draymond Green caught an elbow to the face and let Memphis fans know exactly how he felt about them on his way to the locker room with a pair of middle fingers.  

Game 3 is set for Saturday in San Francisco.