Instead, Morant was voted Most Improved. So, after accepting the award, Morant tried to give the trophy to Bane.
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Bane, however, was having none of that.
"Man, take this back to 12."
Desmond Bane's reaction to finding the MIP trophy in his kitchen.
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Morant won the award and had 38 first-place votes out of a possible 100. Bane finished fifth in the voting and had seven first-place votes.
Morant, Bane and the Grizzlies are tied 2-2 with the Timberwolves in an entertaining first-round series that continues Tuesday in Memphis.