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Memphis’ Ja Morant admitted last night after re-injuring his hand that there is ‘doubt’ about his status for Game 2 on Wednesday

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Not only did Memphis lose 128-112 to the Lakers yesterday, but their superstar Ja Morant might be out for Game 2 on Wednesday. He injured his hand with just under six minutes in the fourth quarter and immediately left the game. Morant did not return and X-rays after the game came back negative according to head coach Taylor Jenkins. The two-time all-star said his pain level was “about a 10” yesterday and admitted his status for Game 2 was in “doubt”. 

This is not how the #2 seed Memphis Grizzlies wanted to start their first round of the playoffs. The Grizzlies went 11-10 in the 21 games Morant missed throughout the regular season and they still do not know if he’ll be available Wednesday night. In 30 minutes played vs the Lakers in Game 1, he finished with 18/6/2 along with two steals.

NBA betting sites have the Grizzlies at (+3300) to win the Finals this season.

Ja Morant’s status for Game 2 on Wednesday is in “jeopardy” according to the two-time all-star

Joe Vardon of The Athletic reported about the scenes in the locker room after Memphis’ loss last night to the Lakers and detailed Morant’s status. He said that Morant kept his injured right hand to his side and used his left hand to check his phone, put on headphones, and get dressed after taking a shower.

Not being able to use his right hand is not a good sign for him being ready to go for Wednesday. X-rays came back negative, but Morant described his pain level as “about a 10” and said there was “doubt” already creeping in about whether he’ll be able to play in Game 2.

He had this to say to reporters after the game.

“I’m gonna do anything to try to be out there for my team, be out there on the floor, pretty much how much I can tolerate, to like I can go out there and be somewhat like myself”… ” If not, I don’t want to do anything to hurt the team.” – Ja Morant

With Morant’s status for Game 2 still yet to be determined, there’s a chance that backup PG Tyus Jones gets the start on Wednesday. Jones made 22 starts this season and averaged (16.4) points and (8.1) assists in that starting tole.

Zach Wolpin is an NBA expert and has been betting on the league for over three years now. Wolpin has been a fan of the NBA and has been watching for a decade and a half. He covers the latest news and stories surrounding the league daily. His passion is life is watching sports and being able to share his passion for sports through his writing. He has written about the NBA and other sports leagues through various media outlets over the years. like,, and Before he became an NBA News Writer, Wolpin attended Montclair State University where he graduated in 2021. He studied Sports Media and Writing while in school.

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