Suspended for 25 games after posting a video of a gun on social media. Scored 34 points
Murant (left), a person who enjoys the joy of victory
Ja Murant of the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA) led the way to victory by scoring 34 points, including a thrilling buzzer beater, in his return from suspension.
Memphis won 115-113 over the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2023-2024 NBA regular league away game held at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on the 20th.
Memphis, who started the 4th quarter trailing by 13 points, won the game with Marant, who showed off his competitive spirit by scoring 14 points in this quarter alone.
It was Murant who put an end to the game.
Murant scored a jump shot to give Memphis a 111-109 lead with 56 seconds left in the game.
Ja Merent’s final scoring scene
Memphis immediately tied the score on a layup by New Orleans center Jonas Valanciunas, but the game ended with Marant scoring the final score at the game-ending buzzer.
With Herbert Jones in front of him, Marant rushed toward the post from the 3-point line, then turned his body to neutralize the opponent’s mark, then jumped up and threw a layup, splitting the rim.
This game was Memphis’ 26th game of the season, but it was Marant’s first appearance of the season.
This is because he was suspended for 25 games by the NBA for posting a video of himself holding a gun on social networking services (SNS) in May, before the start of the season.
Marant’s last actual game was a playoff game against the Los Angeles Lakers in April.
Although there was an eight-month hiatus and the home fans booed heavily, Murant, who won the 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year Award and was selected as a league All-Star for the past two consecutive years, showed off his talent.
Marant scored 34 points, the most of both teams, and provided 8 assists, leading Memphis to victory.He threw 5 3-pointers and was only disappointed that he couldn’t score a single one.
Murrant ‘I wanted to play basketball’
In NBA history, Murant is the only player on this day who scored more than 34 points in his return after being out for more than 25 games.
In a press conference after the game, Marant confessed that he felt the need to serve as an example to his loved ones and teammates while carrying out his disciplinary action.
He said, “A lot of people make mistakes. I wanted to convey the message that you can be given a chance to correct your mistakes and reinvent yourself,” and added, “There was a good change in me as I implemented the disciplinary action.”
Memphis, which recorded only 6 wins and 19 losses during Marant’s absence, reported a win in 6 games and rose to 13th place in the Western Conference.
New Orleans, whose winning streak was cut off at 4 games, was in 7th place (16 wins, 12 losses). 슬롯사이트