How the Memphis Grizzlies are clowning Karl-Anthony Towns

Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports /

After a tough loss, the Memphis Grizzlies came up against a struggling Minnesota Timberwolves team in a game that could set the Grizz back on track. As things stand, the Grizzlies are not looking like a team that’s set to get back on track.

But with a game that’s still undecided, the Grizzlies made their mark in a big way throughout the game with a couple of highlight plays. The first was by somebody who, at the very least, does something throughout the game.

Of course, I’m referring to De’Anthony Melton, or Mr. Do Something. Melton put the crowd at FedEx Forum on their feet when he finished a play with a highlight dunk right over Karl-Anthony Towns, the Timberwolves’ best player. You can see that dunk below.

This dunk gave the Grizzlies a huge surge of energy coming out of the half. Melton currently has 13 points with three three-pointers made on the night. He has given Memphis some high-value energy plays throughout this game.

The Memphis Grizzlies weren’t done creating highlight plays against Karl-Anthony Towns

Fortunately for Memphis, they weren’t done creating highlight plays — are they ever?

A particular player on the team tends to create these highlight plays; I’m not sure if you’ve heard of him. His name is Ja Morant.

Morant has already given the Grizzlies a handful of highlights, making it clear that he was ready to put on a show each night as early as opening night. In that game, Morant finished with a block where he hit his head on the backboard and an alley-oop dunk finish that had the NBA world on watch.

On Monday, Morant added to his highlight reel. This time around, he didn’t use the trickery that we’re accustomed to. Instead, he made a play with his shiftiness and newfound mid-range shooting ability. See for yourself in the appropriately captioned video posted by the Memphis Grizzlies’ Twitter account.

Morant had KAT looking embarrassed for the second time in the game early in the second half. Unfortunately, a fourth-quarter run by Minnesota has the Grizzlies in a big hole.

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Post-game note: Karl-Anthony Towns would eventually hit a buzzer-beater to send the game to overtime. Thankfully, the Grizzlies would get the last laugh with a win.