Memphis Grizzlies were exceptional without their top scorer, Ja Morant, in the final stretch of the regular season to maintain their 2nd place finishnd Seeds in the Western Conference. But as things heated up in the postseason, everyone, including the Memphis fanbase, knew who the X-Factor could be. None other than 22-year-old sensation, reigning Most Improved Players, Ja Morant.
But after Jordan Poole got his hand on Ja Morant’s knee in Game 3 of the Warriors vs. Warriors semi-final series, being out for Game 4, many expected Morant to somehow return to the penultimate Game 5, but that wasn’t to be the case as the latest reports suggest that Morant has a fractured bone in his affected knee.
Ja Morant ruled out remaining playoff games for Memphis Grizzlies
The team announced Tuesday night that Morant underwent an MRI scan and found his right knee to have a bone contusion, effectively ruling out the potential crucial Game 5 in Memphis itself.
However, it’s unclear exactly when Ja Morant injured the same knee that cost him nine games in the regular season. There was much talk of a moment when Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole grabbed the ball while Morant dribbled and grabbed his knee instead, causing the league’s best-improved player to hobble around, go to the bench and eventually left the game.
“The Victim” went so far as to cite in a deleted tweet the same “broke the code” phrase Steve Kerr used to describe the gross foul committed by Dillon Brooks on Gary Payton II, which resulted in that the latter was eliminated from the series.
Will the Grizzlies be able to avenge their leading man by winning Game 5 against an experienced Steve Kerr side? Or will Stephen Curry and co. add fuel to the flame by eliminating the second seed in West and registering their name in the Conference Finals matchup? Remains to be seen. But now all wishes go to 22 year old Morant, just come back ASAP boy cuz this league ain’t the same without your showboating.
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