NBA: Ja Morant drops 41 points, Memphis beats LA Lakers

Game recap
Ja Morant scored 41 points, Desmond Bane had 20 points, as Memphis Grizzlies defeated Los Angeles Lakers, 104-99, on Dec 30, 2021. LeBron James scored 37 points for Los Angeles Lakers.
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Memphis Grizzlies

PLAYER MIN Reb Ast Stl Blk Pts
Ja Morant 36 10 2 2 2 41
Desmond Bane 35 4 2 1 1 20
Jaren Jackson 33 4 1 3 1 15
Kyle Anderson 30 4 2 0 0 8
Xavier Tillman 12 0 0 2 1 6
Steven Adams 26 6 1 0 0 4
Tyus Jones 23 3 7 2 0 4
Brandon Clarke 18 4 1 0 0 4
Shaq Buchanan 7 2 1 1 0 2
Killian Tillie 20 6 1 2 0 0
Team 240 43 18 13 5 104
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Los Angeles Lakers

PLAYER MIN Reb Ast Stl Blk Pts
LeBron James 38 13 7 2 2 37
Russell Westbrook 40 10 12 0 0 16
Malik Monk 31 3 1 1 0 15
Stanley Johnson 23 3 0 1 2 7
Avery Bradley 33 0 0 0 0 7
Dwight Howard 16 1 1 0 0 6
Carmelo Anthony 30 4 1 0 0 5
Talen Horton-Tucker 19 5 2 0 1 4
Darren Collison 11 0 0 1 0 2
Team 240 39 24 5 5 99

Memphis Grizzlies Vs Los Angeles Lakers

Game notes

Ja Morant

Ja Morant

Ja Morant scored 41 points and set his new season-high in scoring (in NBA). His previous record was 40 points scored in a October 25, 2021 game against Los Angeles Lakers (121-118 loss). He scored 40 points or more 2 times this season in NBA games.

Ja Morant grabbed 10 rebounds or more for the 2th time in 24 NBA games this season. His season-high in rebounds is 12. He recorded it on a November 13, 2021 game against Phoenix Suns (94-119 loss).

Ja Morant made 6 three-pointers and set his new season-high in three-points made (in NBA). His previous record was 5 three-points made in a October 25, 2021 game against Los Angeles Lakers (121-118 loss). He made 5 three-point shots or more 1 times this season in NBA games.

Desmond Bane

Desmond Bane

Desmond Bane scored 20 points or more for the 14th time in 36 NBA games this season. He has done it 9 times on the road, and 5 times at home. His season-high in scoring is 32. He recorded it on a December 28, 2021 game against Phoenix Suns (113-114 win).

Jaren Jackson

Jaren Jackson

Jaren Jackson scored 10 points or more for the 31th time in 35 NBA games this season. He has done it 13 times on the road, and 18 times at home. His season-high in scoring is 27. He recorded it on a December 03, 2021 game against Oklahoma City Thunder (152-79 win).

LeBron James

LeBron James

LeBron James scored 30 points or more for the 14th time in 24 NBA games this season. He has done it 5 times on the road, and 9 times at home. His season-high in scoring is 39. He recorded it on a December 26, 2021 game against Brooklyn Nets (115-122 loss).

LeBron James grabbed 10 rebounds or more for the 2th time in 24 NBA games this season. His season-high in rebounds is 14. He recorded it on a December 20, 2021 game against Chicago Bulls (115-110 loss).

LeBron James made 8 three-pointers and set his new season-high in three-points made (in NBA). His previous record was 5 three-points made in a November 25, 2021 game against Indiana Pacers (116-124 win). He made 5 three-point shots or more 1 times this season in NBA games.

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook scored 10 points or more for the 32th time in 36 NBA games this season. He has done it 13 times on the road, and 19 times at home. His season-high in scoring is 33. He recorded it on a October 27, 2021 game against San Antonio Spurs (121-125 win).

Russell Westbrook had 10 assists or more for the 6th time in 36 NBA games this season. His season-high in assists is 15. He recorded it on a November 18, 2021 game against Milwaukee Bucks (109-102 loss).

Russell Westbrook grabbed 10 rebounds or more for the 13th time in 36 NBA games this season. His season-high in rebounds is 14. He recorded it on a October 28, 2021 game against Oklahoma City Thunder (123-115 loss).

Malik Monk

Malik Monk

Malik Monk scored 10 points or more for the 16th time in 31 NBA games this season. He has done it 8 times on the road, and 8 times at home. His season-high in scoring is 27. He recorded it on a November 11, 2021 game against Miami Heat (120-117 win).

Boxscore glossary

Basketball stats abbreviations

  • MIN: Minutes played
  • 2M-2A: Two-points field goal made, attempted
  • 3M-3A: Three-points field goal made, attempted
  • FG%: Field goal percentage
  • 1M-1A: Free throws made, attempted
  • 1%: Free throw percentage
  • Or: Offensive rebounds
  • Dr: Defensive rebounds
  • Reb: Total rebounds
  • Ast: Assists
  • Stl: Steals
  • Blk: Blocks
  • Fo: Personal fouls
  • Pts: Points scored
  • Eff: Efficiency

If a player records double digits in a game in two of the PTS, REB, AST, STL or BLK statistics, he has a double-double. If he does it in three of this categories, he has a triple-double. If he does it in four categories he has a quadruple-double. Having a triple-double is considered as having a great game. Quadruple-doubles are extremely rare. Having one constitutes an historical performance. The last NBA player to record a quadruple double is David Robinson: it happened on February 17, 1994