Ja Morant is now tied with LeBron James with the most 45+ point Playoff games before the age of 24 after his third career Playoff game of 45 points tonight.
Ja Morant joins LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Tracy McGrady as the only players in the last 25 years to score 20+ straight points for their teams in a playoff game.
Ja Morant – 22 straight points, MEM at LAL, 04/22/23
Kobe Bryant – 23 straight points, LAL at BOS, 06/13/10
LeBron James, 25 straight points, CLE at DET, 05/31/07
Tracy McGrady, 20 straight points, ORL at MIL, 04/25/01
Ja Morant (23y 256d) is the 3rd youngest player in NBA History to record 45 points and 10 assists in a game, trailing Luka Doncic (22y 98d) and Trae Young (22y 277d).
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 3, 111-101. Anthony Davis led the Lakers with 31 points and 17 rebounds as LeBron James added 25 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists. Ja Morant led the Grizzlies by scoring 24 of his 45 overall points in the 4th quarter, including a run of 22 straight points, along with 13 assists and 9 rebounds. The Lakers lead this best-of-seven series, 2-1, with Game 4 taking place on Monday, April 24 (10:00 p.m., ET, TNT).
Ja Morant’s 24 points in the 4th quarter sets a new Grizzlies franchise Playoff record for points in any quarter, previously held by Morant with 18.
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