Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors in game 2 of the second-round matchup. Following the victory, Morant had something to tell the warriors, as the series now moves to the Chase Center in San Francisco
The Memphis Grizzlies have proved to be a force to reckon with this NBA postseason. The young star carried the Grizzlies to the 2nd seed in the Western Conference. Morant eliminated Karl Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards in the first-round series.
Ja moved on to face Stephen Curry and the Warriors in the second round. Despite losing game 1 at home, he put on a monster performance and scored 47 PTS to lead Memphis to the win.
Ja Morant promises Stephen Curry that they’re going to have fun
The Golden State Warriors won game 1 against Memphis, following the win, Curry and the other warriors seemingly exchanged words with the Grizzlies. They promised Ja and his squad that they were going to have fun. Clearly, this could be unnerving or intimidating following victory in a pivotal game.
Ja Morant might have proved he is the best player in this series, with his play in game 2. He shot nearly 50 % from the field (15-31 FG) and 40% from the three-point line ( 5-12 attempts). This efficient statline in game 2 let him show the Warriors what he was capable of.
Towards the end of the game, Ja briefly shakes hands with Curry while stating “we’re going to have fun now”. By doing so, he repaid Stephen Curry with the very statement he delivered following game 2.
Ja Morant was more than happy to deliver this message to Steph 😅 pic.twitter.com/B4EFLCDLu7
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 4, 2022
Ja Morant has clearly shown what he is capable of. However, the Grizzlies now go on the road for games 3 and 4 of the series. It is highly likely that the Warriors win both games at home. Golden State is the team with championship experience. They will do everything in their ability to stop Morant in games 3 and 4.
Morant may have responded to the trash talk too soon. His greatest challenge of carrying a young team to take a pivotal game 3 on the road is ahead.