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Grizzlies PG Ja Morant soars for incredible block

Ja Morant is not of this earth.

Early in the Memphis Grizzlies‘ game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, the team’s star point guard found himself chasing down Lakers guard Avery Bradley after a turnover.

Despite having Grizzlies wing Desmond Bane in his face in transition, Bradley appeared to get a layup off, muscling through Bane with Morant two steps behind him. The ball was on its way to two points, until Morant jumped from the middle of the paint and soared through the air for a two-handed block.

You know it’s a good play when the opposing crowd is audibly stunned.

The most underrated part of that chasedown black is Morant ending up with the ball after landing from a trip that had him nearly four feet in the air. One replay showed just how high the 6-foot-3 Morant got, with his head basically even with the

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Ja Morant, Grizzlies hold off Steph Curry, Warriors in OT thriller for No. 8 seed in Western Conference

Maybe it was a good sign Ja Morant made his first two 3-pointers. After his third in the third quarter, he lifted his finger to shush the crowd at Chase Center.

The Memphis Grizzlies didn’t play scared of facing elimination Friday. They came out bold to match the Golden State Warriors not wanting to lose at home. Morant matched Stephen Curry with his shooting.

It took overtime to decide things and Morant rose up for a floater with 4.5 seconds left. He made it and furiously bobbed his head in celebration while Dillon Brooks embraced him.

Fans started to leave and the Grizzlies won 117-112 to end a four-year playoff drought and advance as the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

A 10-point Grizzlies fourth-quarter lead faded on Warriors free throws and questionable decisions. A foul on Desmond Bane went unchallenged by the Grizzlies despite Jordan Poole kicking

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