The Grizzlies were without Ja Morant in Game 2 but the Lakers failed to take advantage of the absence of their opponents’ star.
Memphis came out stronger and built an 11-point lead in the first quarter. The gap was 15 points at halftime.
Even though the Lakers cut the lead to 6 points late in the fourth quarter, they were unable to erase the difference and ended up losing.
Lakers legend Magic Johnson put this loss on Los Angeles, saying that the team can’t blame anyone but themselves.
“The Lakers have no one to blame but themselves. They didn’t come ready to play, that’s why they lost 101-93 to an undermanned Memphis team,” Johnson tweeted.
The series are now tied 1-1 and the next two games will be played in Los Angeles.