“I want that pressure”: Ja Morant explains mindset before making clutch play to see Grizzlies through

The awaited duel between the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors was nothing short of exciting. The two teams duked it out in efforts to scratch their way into the playoffs.

In a nail-biting OT thriller, the Grizzlies — led by Ja Morant — came out on top with a 117-112 win to secure the 8th seed.

Ja Morant celebrates with Dillon Brooks. Source: usatoday.com

Despite the phenomenal performance by Steph Curry and Draymond Green, Morant poured 35 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast onto the board and the proverbial dagger to end the Warriors season.

Ja Morant’s dagger to send the Warriors home

The Grizzlies started the game off with a large lead, only to lose it and allow the Warriors to force OT. Yet, Ja came through down the stretch delivering shot after shot to send the Warriors home.

When asked about his confidence late in the game, Ja Morant said, “That’s the shots I wanna take. I like when the pressures on me, I got all the confidence in the world… you know… I want that pressure.”

The Grizzlies will now take on the number 1 seed Utah Jazz. When asked what can be expected from the Grizzlies, Ja gave a firm answer.

“A fight.”

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