Bad performers in Memphis Grizzlies tough loss to Atlanta Hawks

Killian Tillie, Memphis Grizzlies Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports
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The Memphis Grizzlies just cannot catch a break. Just when things look a bit better, they lose some bad games. Just when Dillon Brooks comes back, the team starts losing again. There were even talks about the Grizzlies being better without Brooks, which I don’t think is true, but the question was there.

The game against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night did not help anything, for a few different reasons. First, they lost by 32, with a final score of 132-100. With the way the game was going, I was not sure if the Grizzlies would even crack 100 points, but they did.

The Memphis Grizzlies keep having games like this one, and it’s because of bad games from good players

Then, to make matter worse, the Grizzlies lost their star, franchise player to a knee injury, in which Ja Morant hobbled off the court, and back to the locker room. It is safe to say he was not the reason that Memphis lost so badly. However, these guys were.

Memphis Grizzlies have key players with bad games

Jaren Jackson Jr., F/C:

The Grizzlies have been no strangers to bad games from the young big man this season. Whether it is because he is still trying to get adjusted from his injury, or he just is not playing well, he has been on some of these articles quite a few times.

In this game, Jackson Jr. was just unable to get anything going. He was 5-15 from the floor, and 0-5 from beyond the arc with just 14 points on the night. However, he wasn’t able to play well, or long at all due to his foul trouble, with five on the night.

Dillon Brooks, F/G:

While he still isn’t playing many games and still recovering from an injury, Brooks played just 19 minutes, a lousy 19 minutes at that. To be fair, nearly everyone played badly. However, his 4-15 performance from the field was putrid and needs to be better, especially when the team’s leading scorer goes out.

Steven Adams, C:

The big kiwi had maybe his worst game of the season, as he was seemingly not even there it felt like. In 18 minutes of play, the center finished with two of every stat in the three major categories. To be as big as he is, and reside in the paint as much as he does, it is a shame he had just two rebounds. That should never happen.

The Grizzlies will get it together, they always do. This does not look like a playoff team right any though, so we can address that later down the road when this team starts playing like themselves again.

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