LOS ANGELES — This is just nasty.
Memphis’ Rookie of the Year frontrunner Ja Morant has been putting on a show at Staples Center in an
appease the foreign broadcast markets early start game. That was highlighted by Morant breaking the ankles of Jarome Robinson (with a little shove), staring him down, then draining the three.
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) January 4, 2020
Poor Jerome, that’s not fair.
Morant has been impressive with his scoring (12 points in the first half), passing, court vision, and handles all game. And he can finish.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 4, 2020
Memphis was hot early — 7-of-9 from three in the first quarter — and led by 15 early against a shorthanded Clippers team (no Paul George or Patrick Beverley). That was down to eight at the half, 65-57 Memphis.