NBA playoffs

HIGHLIGHTS: Jazz vs Grizzlies – NBA Western Conference playoffs first round 2021

Martin Mendoza
HIGHLIGHTS: Jazz vs Grizzlies – NBA Western Conference playoffs first round 2021
As the series shifts to Memphis, the fiery Grizzlies look to complete another upset over the No. 1 Jazz

The Utah Jazz reminded everyone why they are the best team in the league this season after bouncing back from their disappointing Game 1 loss with an emphatic 141-129 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2.

Superstar guard Donovan Mitchell, who missed the series-opener due to an ankle injury, showed no signs of rust in his return as he erupted for a team-high 25 points on 5-of-10 shooting from deep.

All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Mike Conley also added 21 and 20 points, respectively, for the Jazz, who spoiled a huge scoring outburst by young Grizzlies star Ja Morant.

In only his second career playoff game, the 21-year-old Morant was the lone bright spot for the Grizzlies as he dropped a career-best 47 points on a very efficient 57.7% field goal clip, along with 7 assists and 4 rebounds.

Morant, the second overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, is currently averaging 36.5 points in the series, but expect the Jazz to look for ways to contain the high-scoring guard in Game 3.

As the scene shifts to Memphis and the series tied at 1-1, will Mitchell and the No. 1 Jazz score a victory on the road, or will Morant and the fiery Grizzlies complete another upset?

Game time is 9:30 am on Sunday, May 30, Manila time.