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Shorthanded Grizzlies Stun Lakers, Even Series



In a shocking turn of events, the Memphis Grizzlies dominated the Lakers in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series, winning 103-93 at the FedEx Forum. The Lakers played without a sense of purpose and determination, failing to find their rhythm and confidence on the court. This was in stark contrast to the Grizzlies, who played with an obvious aggression and desperation from the opening minutes of the game.

Despite missing their leading scorer Ja Morant due to an injured right hand, the Grizzlies were able to build a double-digit lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Xavier Tillman led the team with 22 points and 13 rebounds, while Jaren Jackson Jr. added 18 points, nine rebounds, and three blocked shots.

On the Lakers side, LeBron James led the team with 28 points and 12 rebounds, while Rui Hachimura had an impressive performance off the bench with 20 points. However, the rest of the Lakers struggled on both ends of the court, with Anthony Davis having a particularly poor game. He was constantly doubled, fronted, and heavily contested at the rim, going just 1-9 in the first half and finishing with just 13 points.

The Grizzlies’ victory in Game 2 evened the series at one victory apiece and made it clear that they are capable of winning without Morant. The Lakers will need to regroup and come back stronger in Games 3 and 4 at Arena if they hope to advance to the next round of the playoffs.