Ja Morant steals Kawhi Leonard pass, goes coast-to-coast for tough and one over Clippers star
The Los Angeles Clippers are trying to avenge their loss on Thursday night against the Memphis Grizzlies. However, Ja Morant is trying to take matters into his own hands and win another game against the Clippers on Friday night.
Morant once again made a highlight-worthy play as Kawhi Leonard was on the wrong side of the reel.
Ja Morant steals it and scores on Kawhi Leonard while getting fouled 💪🏽👀pic.twitter.com/SES4z25Yde
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Morant stole the pass and went to the hole and scored on Leonard while drawing a foul, although Leonard disagreed strongly with the call. The second-year point guard had 16 points on 7-14 from the field with seven dimes in a 122-94 thrashing of the Clippers on Thursday night.
When he’s in the open court he’s one of the most difficult players to stop and once again showed why on Friday. Morant is averaging 19 points with 3.2 boards and 7.9 assists on the year as his team continue to fight their way into the playoff picture as the season approaches the halfway mark.
The Clippers won’t go down easily and can’t be happy after failing to score 100 points on Thursday night and Leonard and Paul George are trying their absolute best to get back into the win column.
At the half, the Grizzlies are on the wrong side of the scoreboard and trail by 16. Leonard and George have combined for 29 points and Jonas Valuncianas leads the way for Memphis with 12 points and five boards.
Still, despite the deficit, it’s Morant once again who makes highlight players, something he’s done very often in his short time in the NBA and should continue to do throughout his career.