The Memphis Grizzlies put an end to a streak of four consecutive losses in the season restart with the win vs the Oklahoma City Thunder.
But, Ja Morant, the leader of this young Memphis team, had to worry about more important things than a game of basketball. In particular, Morant’s daughter, Kaari Jaidyn, celebrated her first birthday hundreds of miles away from her dad.
“I wasn’t in a good mood at all,” Morant said following a 121-92 comeback win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. “[I] told them it was probably one of the toughest days of my life.”
“Kind of tough but the thing I gave her today was a win,” Morant said after putting up 19 points and 9 assists to Chris Paul’s 17 and 5. “So hopefully she’s thankful for that and all the gifts she’s got back at the house.”
The Grizzlies remained one game ahead of the 9th-seeded Portland Trail Blazers, after their win against the Thunder, with three games remaining for them in the regular season.