3 takeaways from Grizzlies big win over the Rockets

Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports /

The Memphis Grizzlies were at risk of losing four straight games on Monday night. And what’s even worse, is their last two opponents have three combined wins, two if you don’t count the win that Memphis basically gave the Pelicans.

Either way, when the Grizzlies met their last two opponents, the New Orleans Pelicans, and the Houston Rockets, they both had one win. Obviously, before these last two games Memphis played some tough teams like Phoenix and Charlotte as well.

The Memphis Grizzlies end a losing streak by beating the Rockets by 34 points.

Now, they are back on track, and the Grizzlies can hopefully string together some wins. However, their upcoming schedule is a bit tough. Only two of their next six opponents have records above .500.

However, they play some opponents that are good teams but got off to bad starts. But, that is another article for another day. For now, let’s talk about the three things you should take away from this blowout win over the Rockets.

Three takeaways from Memphis Grizzlies big win

Grizzlies found Jackson within the offense

When you score 136 points, your offense is probably clicking that night, and that is exactly what was happening for the Grizzlies. Not only was everyone getting a piece of the pie, but the team make sure to get Jaren Jackson Jr. involved.

With his recent struggles, it was important for Jackson Jr. to be involved in the offense. Many times throughout the game, if Jackson Jr. had a mismatch in the paint, the Grizzlies completely ditched their game plan and gave him the ball, allowing Jaren Jackson Jr. to eat.

Everyone ate a little

Of course, we just talked about Jackson Jr. eating, but really everyone did a little bit. Memphis had six players score at least 12 points in their win on Monday night. Not only that, but the team as a whole shot 54% from the field, and 39% from three-point range, which is incredible.

Steven Adams post playmaking

The big man only finished with two points, but he was a lot more helpful than the box score will tell you, and it wasn’t even his rebounding really. Where Adams was the most helpful, was making offense out of nothing, if that makes sense.

A lot of times Steven Adams would be given the ball in post-up situations, then forcing teammates to cut to the basket. Obviously, he didn’t find a ton of success within the assist numbers considering he only had four, but it’s the movement and offense as a whole that matters the most.

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