The Golden State Warrior’s unbeaten streak since the start of the season has been broken, and it’s all thanks to Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies. The game went into overtime but ended with a score of 104-101.

The Number 2 pick in the 2019 draft outplayed his illustrious opposite number, Stephen Curry, late on and led his team with 30 points, seven rebounds and five assists in 42 minutes of action. Morant excelled in the closing stages, shooting a deep three over Draymond Green with just under four minutes to play and then did a spin move and layup with 58 seconds remaining in overtime.

“Starting out early, I feel like we didn’t come out ready to play,” Morant said. “We allowed them to get comfortable, which led them to get a big lead, but everybody knows the Grizzlies, man. We play till the end, so we fought back, started locking in on the game plan, came out in the second half, got stops and was able to go on a run and get the lead and we had to battle. We’ve got a great team, a great group of guys. Everybody is capable of doing different things on the floor, which makes us a very dangerous team. You can’t just focus on one guy, and tonight we had a lot of guys that chipped in, helped us out and helped us get this big win on the road to go back home.”

Curry put up 36 points of his own, including a 25-foot three-pointer off one leg, to go with seven rebounds and eight assists, but was unable to register a single point in the fourth quarter or overtime, and for the third consecutive game, missing two huge three-point attempts down the stretch.

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