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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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Kevin Holland’s brutal knockout tops UFC 256 performance bonuses

The UFC closed out its 2020 pay-per-view events with a fight card that suffered from several title bouts dropping off, but which delivered when it came to action come fight time.

There were numerous candidates for the UFC 256 performance bonuses, including both the Fight of the Night honors and the Performance of the Night awards, for which fighters receive a $50,000 bonus.

Performance of the Night: Kevin Holland

Middleweight contender Kevin Holland continued raging through 2020 with his fifth victory of the year at UFC 256.

Fighting off of his back, Holland knocked out Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza less than two minutes into their main card bout, earning a Performance of the Night bonus.

“(Holland) destroyed Jacare from his back. Very, very impressive. I was blown away with him tonight,” UFC president Dana White said at the post-fight press

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