Ja Morant: ‘Doubters Said I Couldn’t Shoot. I’m Proving Them Wrong’

by January 15, 2020

James Harden made the mistake of leaving Ja Morant open for critical jumpers Tuesday night, and paid the price for it.

The electric rookie point guard says he’s proving doubters of his outside shooting wrong.

Morant, 20, had 26 points (on 10-of-11 shooting) and eight assists, leading the Memphis Grizzlies past the visiting Houston Rockets 121-110 for their sixth win in a row.

Per The Commercial Appeal:

“I don’t care about who’s in front of me at all,” Morant said. “I’m going to put pressure on whoever it is and tonight I was just taking what the defense gave me. They were backing off so I’m shooting the ball.”

Morant stole a pass and ran up the court on a fastbreak. He slowed up, dribbled behind the back and waited for behind him. After a quick pass, (Jaren) ackson ended the play with a left-handed dunk over the Rockets’ Danuel House Jr.

“Most probably think I didn’t see him but I saw him the whole way,” Morant said. “I think the credit of that play goes to (Solomon Hill). If he never ran whoever was under there, he probably could’ve stepped up and took away Jaren. Credit to Solo for that play and great finish by Jaren.

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