Ja Morant leaves his teammates stunned as he pulls off an almost miraculous one-handed “slam dunk of the century” to help the Grizzles get past the Pacers
- Ja Morant has been on top form for the past few weeks and Grizzlies keep winning
- He produced a highlight reel moment on Saturday, recording a huge slam dunk
- The near-miraculous one-handed slam was dubbed the “dunk of the century” by ESPN
- Grizzlies slipped past the Pacers 130-112 to tie Denver for the best record in the division
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Ja Morant produced a notable contender for Dunk of the Year that left his teammates stunned on Saturday night as the Grizzlies edged the Pacers 130-112.
Morant has been on shaky form in recent weeks, helping Memphis to a nine-game winning streak, the longest in the NBA at the moment.
He had 23 points and 10 assists against the Pacers on Saturday, but all headlines will be focused on a notable moment in the third quarter where he rolled over Jalen Smith and gave his team a 20-point lead.
Ja Morant produces an incredible slam dunk for the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night
Morant has been in fine form lately, and Saturday night against the Pacers was no different
Coming from right field, he dashes towards the bucket and leaps incredibly high over his opponent, darkening the ball with one hand while his teammates look on.
Dubbed the “dunk of the century” by ESPN, the amazing moment got the crowd going wild and Morant’s teammates celebrated wildly from the bench.
The Grizzles now have a 29-13 record that ties with Denver for best in the division as they continue their good form with Morant leading the way.
However, Desmond Bane was Memphis’ top scorer on Saturday, scoring two more goals than Morant to make 25 in Indianapolis.
Morant’s slam dunk was the standout moment of the night and ESPN named it the best of the century
The Grizzlies easily beat the Pacers to tie Denver for the best record in the division
However, neither Bane nor Morant were needed in the fourth quarter, with Memphis leading by 34 in the fourth quarter.
The game was a tie in the second quarter before Memphis edged the Pacers 27-11 to lead 68-52 at halftime. Morant had five points and four assists in that span.
Santi Aldama added 17 points and Ziaire Williams added 13 for the Grizzlies.
Reserve guard Chris Duarte scored 25 points for the Pacers. Rookie Bennedict Mathurin had 16 and TJ McConnell had 13.