Morant returns, Grizzlies top 76ers 106-104 for 4th straight

Ja Morant returned to the Memphis lineup after lacking 8 video games with an ankle harm and scored 17 issues, main the Grizzlies to a 106-104 win over the Philadelphia 76ers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Ja Morant returned to the Memphis lineup after lacking 8 video games with an ankle harm and scored 17 issues, main the Grizzlies to a 106-104 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday evening.

Morant, who sprained his left ankle Dec. 28 at Brooklyn, added six assists. Rookie Xavier Tillman added 15 issues and Grayson Allen had 12 because the Grizzlies gained their fourth instantly recreation.

Shake Milton, who had 31 issues within the Sixers win over Miami on Thursday, helped rally Philadelphia from a 13-point deficit in with a burst within the fourth quarter, scoring 15 of his 28 issues within the length.

Tobias Harris added 21 issues for Philadelphia, together with six instantly to drag the Sixers inside of 105-104 on a 12-footer with 1:25 left. However Harris stepped out of bounds within the final seconds, turning the ball over.

Tyrese Maxey neglected a Three-pointer on the buzzer, and Memphis took the win.

Ben Simmons fell simply in need of a triple-double with 11 issues, a season-high 16 rebounds and 9 assists.

The Grizzlies benefited from Morant’s go back, whilst the Sixers performed with out middle Joel Embiid, who used to be rested because of proper knee ache.

Neither workforce led by means of greater than six issues in a intently performed first part. Harris led balanced scoring from Philadelphia with 10 issues. Morant led Memphis with 12 issues.

Memphis stretched the result in 11 issues close to the halfway level of the 3rd quarter and sooner or later held an 88-76 lead heading into the fourth.

76ers: C Dwight Howard began his 3rd recreation of the season in Embiid’s position. … In spite of Embiid’s absence, Philadelphia had 11 blocks within the recreation, six within the first quarter, together with 3 by means of Danny Inexperienced.

Grizzlies: Have gained seven instantly house video games within the collection. Have now not misplaced to the Sixers in Memphis since Dec. 26, 2012. … Counting the Brooklyn win when Morant used to be injured, the Grizzlies went Five-Four right through his absence. … Brandon Clarke struggled within the first part, hitting just one of nine pictures. Dillon Brooks used to be Three of 10 within the part.

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Sixers: Go back and forth to Oklahoma Town for a recreation towards the Thunder on Sunday.

Grizzlies: Scheduled to host the Phoenix Suns in the yearly Martin Luther King Jr. Day recreation on Monday.

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