Ja Morant rescues Memphis Grizzlies from the brink in dramatic Game 5


Gut reactions from the Memphis Grizzlies’ 111-109 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 5 of their first-round playoffs series on Tuesday night at the FedExForum.

Ja Morant to the rescue

Brandon Clarke hugged him first, wrapping his arms not wanting to let go. Around them, an entire team and an entire arena waited their turn to do the same. 

Ja Morant had sauntered over to the announcer’s table, slowly at first as the last heave of the Timberwolves fell harmlessly to the court. He had rescued the Grizzlies, brought them back from the brink, with a performance that will live on in franchise lore. 

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