Grizzlies fall to Warriors in first Christmas Day game, 123-109
SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. (WMC) - In their first ever Christmas Day game and a playoff rematch against the team that eliminated them last season, the Grizzlies were defeated by the Golden State Warriors on the road 123-109.
On the day his first signature shoe was unveiled, Ja Morant came to play. The Grizzlies’ All-Star point guard dropped 36 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists.
However, the supporting cast didn’t give him much help. Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 11 points while dealing with foul trouble for much of the game. Desmond Bane made just 2 of 13 shots on his way to 9 points.
Golden State, playing without Steph Curry, were led by Jordan Poole, who paced them with 32 points. The Warriors had 5 different players score in double figures.
The two teams will face off again in San Francisco on January 25.
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