As the Grizzlies took on the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night, Morant came up big in an overtime thriller in more ways than one. At the end of regulation, Morant shut down noted clutch shooter Kyrie Irving with an incredible block on the Nets star’s final field goal attempt.
Then, as the two teams exchanged blows throughout the extra period, it was Morant who came up with the game-winning assist to Jae Crowder, who sank a 3-pointer as time expired to give the Grizzlies a win, 134-133.
It was a pretty incredible outing for Morant, who finished with 30 points, nine assists, and four rebounds.
Morant has been explosive since Summer League, and with Williamson having to sit out a couple months with his meniscus surgery, he might get ahead in the minds of Rookie of the Year voters.