MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis star Match guard Ja Morant doubts the end of the NBA postseason after an MRI and further assessment revealed a bruised bone in his injured right knee.
The Grizzlies said they expected him to be completely cured.
The NBA’s best player averaged 38.3 points per game in the Grizzlies Western Conference semifinal match against Golden State. But on Monday he lost in the 4th game with a score of 101-98, because, according to the team, at that time his knee hurt.
The Grizzlies are 3-1 behind in the series, and Game 5 will take place on Wednesday night in Memphis.
Marant injured his knee again during a game with Jordan Poole of the Warriors, which the teams discussed during the Grizzlies’ 142-112 defeat in Game 3.
Marant limped with a score of 6:19 left in the game after Poole grabbed his knee during the game, which the Warriors guard said was just an attempt to take the ball away.
Morant then posted and later deleted a video of the game in his Twitter feed with the words “broke the code,” a link Warriors coach Steve Kerr used five days earlier when Dylan Brooks ’brutal foul in Game 2 brought Gary Payton II aside. .
Kerr missed Game 4 after receiving a positive result on COVID-19 and was included in the league’s health and safety protocols. He stayed home in the Bay Area on Tuesday and did not travel to Memphis with the team. Assistant head coach Mike Brown will coach Game 5 as planned.
Warriors spokesman Raymond Reeder said in a text message Tuesday that Warriors had no new cases of COVID-19.
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