In the second game of a four-game homestand, the Indiana Pacers hosted Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies. In a physical battle, the Pacers continued their streak with a 126-114 win over the Grizzlies.
The Memphis Grizzlies are a team filled with youth but most certainly have a promising future.
The Grizzlies faced the Pacers for the first time this season and gave a full effort. However, the effort was not enough to garner a win over the Pacers.
Brogdon returned after missing the last three games due to back spasms and didn’t skip a beat.
The Grizzlies were put to the test during all four quarters. Morant would go down with a back injury late in the first half which would shift the momentum in the Pacers’ favor.
Morant would later return midway through the third quarter but the Grizzlies were unable to climb back in the contest with his help.
Despite an impressive performance by Jackson Jr. in front of family and friends, the youth of Memphis seemed to be the team’s shortcoming against a veteran-led Indiana team.
The game would be a physical battle and both teams would have their toughness tested but luckily for Coach Nate McMillan and his staff, the Pacers prevailed.
Here is how the players graded in the 126-114 win over the Grizzlies: