In Game 5, Ja Morant's buzzer-beating set ended an 11-point Fourth Quarter comeback

In Game 5, Ja Morant's buzzer-beating set ended an 11-point Fourth Quarter comeback ...

Memphis and Minnesota had a four-game break, trading haymakers in a wild first round series. Game 5 was no different, with Memphis pulling a 13-2 lead, only to trail by three after the first quarter. Minnesota then took a 10-point lead, but the Grizzlies came back to trail by two points.

The Timberwolves gained control in the third quarter, leading by 13 late, before Ja Morant woke up the Memphis crowd with a massive dunk that was a highlight.


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The Wolves would still have control with seven minutes to play, leading by 11, but went scoreless for two and a half minutes to help them to close Minnesota's lead by 4:36. Both teams would trade buckets from there, with Karl-Anthony Towns pushing Minnesota's lead back to four with a massive three with just under two minutes to play.


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On the night, Towns was the leading scorer for Minnesota, but that was his first attempt since there were over six minutes to play (and would be his last shot of the night) as the Wolves crashed out. Anthony Edwards missed a pull-up jumper, and Memphis pushed it up the ground for a Tyus Jones three that was tapped back out by Brandon Clarke right after him. Morant gave Memphis a one-point lead.


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The Timberwolves had a good defense throughout the closing stretch, while Edwards and D'Angelo Russell snobbed to create good looks for themselves or others, lacking a number of contested jumpers. Russell snatched the rim on an elbow shot after dropping it back in a 5-on-4 encounter, which they quickly recovered, leaving him with a backscreen on Morant who was caught ball-watching.

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The Grizzlies beat Timeout and to the surprise of no one, called Morant's number with 3.7 seconds to play. Somehow, Edwards played Morant top side and tried to get a steal, permitting Morant a free run at the rim, where he hit a scooping lefty layup around a late contest to give Memphis the victory.


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With 30 points, 13 assists, and nine assists, Morant taking over down the stretch and ending a fairly poor performance in the final 13 minutes of action. Undoubtedly, Brandon Clarke was the star of the game for Memphis, who gave them 21 points and an outrageous 15 assists off the bench, nine of which came on the offensive end to continue to give the Grizzlies second-chance opportunities, according to Desmond Bane.

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