NBA Summary: Grizzlies tear Bucks apart, Jazz submit Pelicans and Suns recover

The Memphis Grizzlies, with a spectacular beating of the Milwaukee Bucks (142-101) who came to lose 50 points, dazzled this Thursday in the NBA and they took the leadership of the West from the New Orleans Pelicans who lost for the second time in a row to the Utah Jazz.

Besides, the Phoenix Suns bounced back after five straight losses with a placid victory against the Los Angeles Clippers without any of their figures.


With a spectacular Ja Morant (triple-double in just three quarters with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists)the Grizzlies went over and humiliated some Bucks without Jrue Holiday and in which Giannis Antetokounmpo had a discreet performance (19 points with 5 of 13 shooting, 6 rebounds and 5 assists).

In addition to the +50 that they reached in the last period, Memphis had eight players over 10 pointsmade 54.9% of his shots (37.2% of the Bucks), controlled the rebound (56-39), won after the first quarter 33-18 and at half-time he was already clearly dominating 70-41.

The Spanish Santi Aldama signed an outstanding performance in the Grizzlies -especially in the third quarter- and finished with 14 points, 3 rebounds and an assist in 27 minutes coming off the bench.


The Pelicans lost the leadership of the West -in favor of the Grizzlies- when they fell in overtime and for the second time in a row in 48 hours against the Jazz of an excellent Jordan Clarkson (39 points and 8 rebounds).

Zion Williamson (31 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists) could not lead the Pelicans to victory, who forced overtime with a triple by Trey Murphy and in which the Spanish Willy Hernangómez had no minutes.

the puerto rican José Alvarado was absent from the Pelicans due to bruised ribs.


The Suns recovered from five straight losses and beat some Clippers who put up no resistance since they came to this duel with a huge list of absences: Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Reggie Jackson, Norman Powell, Ivica Zubac and Luke Kennard.

Mikal Bridges (27 points and 6 rebounds on 11 of 18 shooting) and Chris Paul (15 points, 7 rebounds and 13 assists) shone as Suns got Devin Booker back after two games out with injury on the hamstrings (14 points on 6-for-22 shooting)

Instead, Deandre Ayton was sidelined at Phoenix with an ankle injury.

Terance Mann led the Clippers with 22 points and 11 rebounds.

ROCKETS 108 – HEAT 111

Tyler Herro had scored the winning shot on Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder and this time too He was crucial in the victory of the Miami Heat with 41 pointshis record in the NBA.

As part of his exhibition, Herro hit 10 3-pointers, tying the best mark by a player in Heat history.

Jalen Green (22 points) led a group of six players above 10 points in a Rockets in which the Spanish Usman Garuba stood out with 2 points, 9 rebounds (5 of them offensive), 3 assists and a +/ differential. – +12 (the best of his entire team) in 20 minutes starting in the second unit.

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NBA Summary: Grizzlies tear Bucks apart, Jazz submit Pelicans and Suns recover