In a thrilling overtime showdown, Ja Morant once again showcased his brilliance, leading the Memphis Grizzlies (10-19) to a 116-115 win over the New Orleans Pelicans (17-14).

Morant’s triumphant return has ignited the Grizzlies, who are now 4-0 since his season debut a week earlier.

Scoring 31 points, Morant’s explosive performance included a resounding alley-oop dunk in overtime that sealed the Grizzlies’ victory.

Desmond Bane played a crucial role, contributing 27 points and sinking a decisive 3-pointer in the final minute of regulation, helping Memphis erase a 15-point deficit.

Marcus Smart, returning from a 17-game absence, added 13 points, including a highlight-reel transition layup as he was fouled.

Zion Williamson led the Pelicans with 23 points and 11 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram contributed 24 points and four blocked shots.

The dramatic regulation ending saw multiple video reviews and challenges, adding suspense to Morant’s near-game-winning scoop that led to a jump ball and eventually forced overtime.