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Ja Morant rates own performance after Grizzlies convincing win vs. Wizards

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Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant had a tremendous game on Tuesday night against the Washington Wizards, putting up his first-ever 30-10 performance in the NBA.

Despite that, Morant wasn’t overindulgent in praising himself after the game, per Grizzly Bear Blues:

As you can see, a 7.5 out of 10 seems to be a pretty low overall score for a game in which Ja Morant put up this sterling stat line: 35 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, one steal and a +21 on/off rating in 33 minutes of action. He did all of that scoring on only 18 shooting possessions as well.

While it is true that he committed four turnovers, Morant more than made up for it with those 10 assists. Again, it is also true that the Grizzlies youngster missed three free throws, but he also got to the charity stripe a whopping 14 times (going 11 of 14) so the three misses were far less impactful.

Morant also praised the offensive talents of his opponents, specifically Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook, while simultaneously downplaying his own incredible game for the Grizzlies.

For Grizzlies fans, they shouldn’t mind Morant praising two brilliant players in Brodie and Beal, as seemingly all players get along in the league today. However, him only giving himself a 7.5 out of 10 seems exceedingly low.

Perhaps Morant wants to cultivate the “underrated” tag on himself–much as former Memphis point guard Mike Conley has done seemingly throughout his entire career. Whatever the reason, a 30-10 game deserves more than a low rating.