From double-double to dunk of the year… Ja Morant “Finally did it”

Morant’s Showtime unfolded.

The Memphis Grizzlies won 130-112 in a game against the Indiana Pacers in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at Field Harwood, Gainbridge, Indianapolis on the 15th (hereinafter Korean time).

Memphis, the Brown Bears, had an eight-game winning streak before the game. Even the away games in the East couldn’t stop Memphis’ momentum.

Memphis boasted overwhelming offense, recording a team field goal success rate of 55.2% (48/87). In addition, Indiana’s team 3-point success rate was controlled at 23.4% (11/47), showing off outstanding defensive power.

At the center of this was the ace Ja Morant. Morant completed a double-double with 23 points and 10 assists while playing for only 25 minutes and 15 seconds that day.

Morant signaled an uneasy start by attempting six field goals in the first quarter and only succeeding in one. However, he regained his shooting sense by making 6 free throws with an active rim attack.

Morant’s destructive power was revealed in the third quarter. He showed stable game management and explosive offense at the same time, recording 10 points and 4 assists in the 3rd quarter alone. In the process, Morant hit a hot dunk. 메이저놀이터

In the middle of the third quarter, Morant broke through the matchup opponent with a flashy dribble before digging to the rim. Gaining momentum, Morant flew straight to the rim. Jaylen Smith of Indiana, who saw this, attached a help defense to Morant, but fell victim to an in-your-face dunk.

Morant couldn’t hide his excitement in an interview after the match.

Regarding his dunk, Morant said, “Everyone has been waiting for it. I finally did it. The moment I hit the dunk, I saw the bench. It was a really amazing moment. After that, I couldn’t decide whether I should go back to defend or just stand there. I just “I walked quite a bit. It was completely frozen. I still remember that moment.”

Desmond Bain, who recorded 25 points and 8 rebounds and played an active part in a one-two punch with Morant, praised, “I have never seen anything similar to Morant’s dunk. It will probably be the dunk of the year.”

With this victory, Memphis ran Pajuk’s 9th consecutive win. Many people are paying attention to who will be the team to stop Memphis on the upward trajectory.

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