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Are Ja Morant, Memphis Contenders For 2022 NBA Finals?

Ja Morant continued his magical season with a career-best performance Monday, scoring 52 points with several highlight-reel plays in the Memphis Grizzlies’ 118-105 win over the San Antonio Spurs.

With the NBA’s third-best record, the Grizzlies are making the case to be viewed as contenders to make a run to the 2022 NBA Finals. The betting odds suggest that the Grizzlies aren’t on the same level as the league’s best teams, despite what the regular-season standings might indicate.

Eight teams currently have better championship odds than Memphis at DraftKings Sportsbook. With +2500 odds to win the title, the Grizzlies are right behind the Boston Celtics (+2200) and Utah Jazz (+1700).

The Grizzlies are only a game behind the Golden State Warriors in the West standings. The Warriors trail the Phoenix Suns by six games for the No. 1 seed in the West. Memphis has a better record than any

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Fayetteville Fury soccer Nate Brady SportsCenter-worthy goal against Memphis Americans

Fayetteville Fury goalkeeper Kenny Perkinson eyes the action during a match against the Memphis Americans on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022.

When Fayetteville Fury goalkeeper Kenneth Perkinson heaved a pass to Nate Brady across midfield during Saturday’s indoor soccer match at the Crown, he didn’t expect to get an assist out of it. 

But he wasn’t completely surprised, either.

“Nate loves the spectacular,” Perkinson said of his teammate. “If he has a one-on-one, if he has a volley, he’s going to take it every time.”

Brady caught Perkinson’s toss off the bounce on his right foot and it didn’t hit the field again until it was behind the goal line.

The striker juggled past one defender, then another with a knee bounce, then kicked a laser off the volley that hit the near post and went into the net to give the Fury a 3-1 lead over the previously unbeaten Memphis Americans.

Fayetteville would go on to win Saturday’s game 7-5 and on Sunday, the Fury outlasted the Americans 4-3 in

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No. 11 Memphis Tigers vs. St. Louis Billikens basketball video highlights, final score

The Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team meets the St. Louis Billikens in a non-conference contest on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

Memphis defeated St. Louis 90-74.

The SLU Billikens went to 3-1 overall. The Memphis Tigers, ranked No. 11 in The Associated Press poll, improved to 3-0 overall.

Here are the top plays from the game.

Memphis’ Emoni Bates deep 3-pointer

Memphis forward Emoni Bates hit a deep 3-pointer with 14:22 left in the second half. He put Memphis up 58-37 vs. St. Louis.

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Memphis’ Tyler Harris 3-pointer

Memphis Tigers guard Tyler Harris hit a left-wing 3-pointer with 1:56 left in the first half. Harris’ basket put Memphis up 35-23 vs. St. Louis.

Memphis’ Jalen Duren dunk

Memphis Tigers center Jalen Duren dunked on a lob pass from Alex Lomax with 10:15 left

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College basketball recruiting: Jalen Duren commits to Memphis as top recruit reclassifies into 2021 class

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Memphis and Penny Hardaway landed yet another blue-chip talent on Friday night as Jalen Duren, a five-star center from Montverde Academy ranked in the 247Sports Composite as the No. 1 prospect in the 2022 class, picked the Tigers in a commitment ceremony while simultaneously announcing he is reclassifying into the 2021 class. Duren chose Memphis over a final list of suitors that included Kentucky, Miami and the professional route with the G League. 

Duren’s commitment marks the second time in the last four recruiting cycles that Memphis has secured a commitment from a top-two overall recruit in the country under Hardaway. The Tigers also reeled in Memphis native James Wiseman, the No. 1 recruit in the 2019 class, who played in only three games with the Tigers because of eligibility issues. Wiseman was the foundation of Memphis’ top-rated recruiting class in 2019.

It’s possible Duren

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