The Memphis Grizzlies (hereinafter referred to as Memphis) defeated the Utah Jazz (hereinafter referred to as Utah) with the performance of Jaren Jackson Jr. (23).
Memphis beat Utah 123-118, 5 points, in the regular league game of the 2022-23 NBA season held at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee, USA on the morning of the 9th (Korean time). With this, Memphis tied with the Denver Nuggets for first place in the Western Conference with 26 wins and 13 losses.
In Memphis, Jackson Jr. scored 19 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks, Tre Jones scored 21 points, 4 assists and 4 steals, and Desmond Bain scored 23 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Utah had Lauri Makanen with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks, Jordan Clarkson with 17 points, 3 assists and 2 steals, and Kelly Olinic with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
After a seesaw game between the two teams, Utah led the first quarter by 24-23 and a one-point lead. Memphis completely destroyed Utah’s defense in the second quarter. Memphis induced the opponent’s turnover and ran away with a quick break. Memphis scored 43 points in the quarter alone as Bain, Jaren Jackson Jr., Santi Aldama and Xavier Tillman added points. Memphis ended the first half with a 66-52, 14-point lead.
Utah started a counterattack in the third quarter. Utah succeeded in narrowing the score to 1 point with Olynik’s consecutive 3-point shots and Markanen and Klanson’s score hunting. In response, Memphis also counterattacked with an outside shot and did not give up the lead, and continued to sweep Utah’s ball. As a result, Memphis ended the third quarter with a 98-90, 8-point lead. 메이저놀이터
Utah’s Mike Conley played a two-man game early in the fourth quarter, but he still committed a turnover and failed to reduce the score against the Memphis bench men. As a result, Utah put in all of its starting pitchers 6 minutes and 40 seconds before the end of the game. In contrast, Memphis put in their starting pitchers one after the other and took a break. The gap between the two teams did not narrow until five minutes before the end of the game.
Utah drew a timeout from Memphis when Olynik completed an Andwon play 3 minutes and 40 seconds before the end of the game. However, Jackson Jr., who showed perfect performances on both sides of the offense and offense, scored 6 consecutive points and steals along with 3-pointers, and Memphis succeeded in taking a 7-point lead. Utah did not give up the game until the end and Beasley added a 3-point shot, but it was not enough.
Afterwards, Memphis gave up a free throw score to Makkanen, and then Tillman made the first free throw to win 123-118, 5 points.