The Memphis Grizzlies overcame the Miami Heat on the road, 124-112, in their Tuesday meeting. One of the catalysts for the win was the stellar play of Dillon Brooks, whom his teammate Kyle Anderson said makes the team “super dangerous,” per the Grizzle Bears Blues.
Kyle Anderson joins us next. Says it’s no surprise that when Dillon is playing well, the team is super dangerous. Says Dillon needs to stay aggressive.
— Grizzly Bear Blues (@sbnGrizzlies) April 7, 2021
Anderson added that it meant a lot to him when those in the Grizzlies, specifically head coach Taylor Jenkins, encouraged him to jack up more threes. It was great that his teammates like Xavier Tillman, Kylian Tillie, and John Konchar managed to perform well with their increased minutes.
Brooks scored a season-high 28 points while making some contributions across the board. He had an efficient outing, as he went 10-of-16 from the field with a waxing hot 5-of-9 from deep. At this point, performances like these from Brooks are not a surprise.
In three games two weeks ago against the Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz, he dropped 24, 25 and 22 points, respectively. He also shot efficiently from the field for the Grizzlies, averaging 52.9 percent in the same span.
Despite the impressive win against the Heat, all attention is on Memphis point guard Ja Morant, who left the game early with an injury. Morant is a tough player, so it is concerning that he needed to be helped on the way back to the locker room.
Morant has been less efficient this season compared to last year, but he is still the focal point of the Grizzlies' offense. His acrobatic drives and finishes to the hoop open up a lot of opportunities for his teammates. Players like Dillon Brooks and Kyle Anderson will have to step up to the plate and deliver.
The Grizzlies are barely hanging on the eight seed with their 25-23 record in a crowded Western Conference, and as Anderson said the second half of the season is when things get more serious.