NBA playoffs 2021: Social media responds to Ja Morant leading Memphis Grizzlies to No. 8 seed

ByBrianna Williams via ESPN logo
Friday, May 21, 2021
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Ja Morant was "on his grizzly" as he led the Memphis Grizzliesto the first round of the NBA playoffs with a win over league MVP finalist Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.

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The 21-year-old put on an electric 35-point performance to secure the 8-seed. His clutch-time scoring was key for his team down the stretch. Memphis advanced to play the Utah Jazz in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Sunday.

Morant received plenty of recognition for his performance on social media:

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