Grizzlies Once Again Show the Blueprint to Winning Without Ja Morant

Despite Ja Morant's greatness, the Grizzlies succeeded without him.

Memphis had one of the NBA's best defenses for 82 games. defensive field goal rate leader. #2 defense.

 26.9% of Lakers threes went in. The Grizzlies' ever-changing defense inspired L.A.

To shoot after the shot clock. Game 1 was dominated by rebounding.

In Game 2, Memphis forced 12 turnovers and outscored the Lakers 49-47 in the paint. Grizzlies led 30-19 after one quarter

"First quarter they got us," said D'Angelo Russell. following that.

"They were desperate," Austin Reaves said. They played more than us.

Memphis prioritized defending Anthony Davis more in Game 2 after he scored 22 points in Game 1.