Postgame Report: Grizzlies fall to Bucks in closing seconds 112-111

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On the final play of the sport:

We have been attempting to arrange a lob there. They did a very good job with
our exercise on the move, in order that they made it powerful. We needed to go to a
second possibility. I assumed we had an important look, simply did not make it.
Except for that, what a heck of a sport from our guys. They have been
unbelievable. We solely shot 39 p.c and nonetheless had an opportunity to win.
Our guys turned it on within the second quarter, third quarter, heck of a
fourth quarter. Actually happy with our effort tonight.

Taylor Jenkins

On Ja Morant’s efficiency:

Sure, very encouraging. I assumed Ja [Morant] was aggressive and had a
lot of nice seems to be that simply weren’t falling for our complete workforce.
Early within the first quarter, we had tons of nice seems to be, not even simply
from the 3-point line however proper across the rim. Paint touches, they
weren’t falling, however we simply remained aggressive. We simply stored telling
the fellows to maintain taking part in the fitting manner, hold taking part in aggressive, we’re
getting nice seems to be. Simply discover a technique to get just a few extra stops. I feel
we had zero quick break factors within the first quarter and 11 within the
second and simply stored constructing from there. Credit score to our guys to simply
keep it up regardless of a very gradual begin. The fellows have been incredible. I
thought Ja had some large performs, large finishes, stepping up taking pictures all
these threes with confidence. It’s nice to see.

Taylor Jenkins

On tonight’s sport:

I assumed our guys have been phenomenal – offensive execution, defensive
execution. A pair performs didn’t go for us, however I feel it’s nice
expertise. It’s been a minute. We’ve talked about that as a workers and
to have this sort of in entrance of us, I assumed our guys dealt with it
very well with their communication on the ground, the timeouts. They
went out and did what they wanted to do and simply got here up a bit of bit
brief. I’m actually happy with the educational alternative that these guys
acquired tonight.

Taylor Jenkins

On the primary half of the season:

I simply hit on while you head into the break, simply take a minute to
take into consideration what we’ve achieved within the first 32 video games. With loads
of various issues which were thrown our manner, I feel our
resiliency, our togetherness, our positivity all through all this has
been unbelievable. It’s allowed these guys to search out methods to get higher
and stay aggressive each single evening. I feel over the past two
weeks we’ve constructed up some momentum. It’s not all concerning the wins and
losses, it’s about how arduous you’re taking part in, how nicely you’re taking part in. I
assume we’ve carried out that. It’ll be good to get a break as a result of we now have a
heck of a schedule popping out beginning subsequent Wednesday. It’s good to
fill our cups again up, get a bit of break from basketball, clear our
minds, however then come again and acknowledge what we’ve been capable of do in
the primary 32 video games collectively at a reasonably constant stage the final two
weeks particularly. We simply need to hold using the momentum and discover
methods to get higher the following few months.

Taylor Jenkins

On what he favored from his offense:

I felt like we acquired our tempo going a bit of bit there within the second
quarter, not as a lot within the first quarter. They have been attempting to select us
up low and go below. I assumed our tempo within the half court docket acquired higher,
shifting the ball facet to facet, coming in to display screen and flipping display screen
angles so we may get downhill. We had some large finishes and a few
nice dump-offs, as nicely. I assumed we caught with the sport plan –
distinctive protection that they threw on the market. I feel to attain 54 factors,
fairly good. Clearly, we would like extra however I really feel like our guys,
particularly in opposition to a workforce that simply tried to wall it off, we have been ready
to discover a technique to get by way of.

Taylor Jenkins

On the combat this workforce has to come back again a from an enormous deficit:

“I feel that is large time for us. We simply acquired to proceed to play arduous
it doesn’t matter what the rating is. As you possibly can see, the previous two video games we
performed earlier than this one we have been up large and we continued to play arduous
and we have been capable of provide you with a win. Like at this time, we have been down, got here
out within the second half taking part in very arduous and the way we have to play and,
able, to win the sport. I really feel like so long as we proceed to
play like that every evening for 48 minutes we’ll win numerous
basketball video games.”

Ja Morant

 On Ja’s plans for the All-Star Break:

“I plan on being with my household having fun with that time without work. Relaxation my
physique.”

Ja Morant

On evaluating Grizzlies to greater caliber groups:

“I truthfully do not care concerning the different workforce. I am simply centered on
Memphis Grizzlies. Each evening I acquired confidence we’re going
to win the basketball sport. I really feel like that answered your query on
how I really feel the opposite groups.”

Ja Morant

On the final inbounds look of the sport:

“They performed good protection on the final play to drive us into
an alternative choice we needed to search for. Missed the shot. Got here up brief.
Robust loss.”

Ja Morant

On adjusting after the first quarter:

“I simply stored taking pictures the ball and my teammates stored telling me to
proceed to shoot the ball. I used to be capable of get going.”

Ja Morant

On taking part in AAU basketball with Devonta Shuler:

“He was a bucket then. He is a bucket now. I feel lots of people are
beginning to see that. Good dude. Particular expertise. He can get it going
within the AAU, he was that man on our workforce that averaged 30 a sport. I
really feel like he is beginning to get snug and get his groove and present
how gifted he’s. That is my man. Lots of people are beginning to
watch him and truly taking a look at him. Hopefully I will see him right here
quickly…within the league.”

Ja Morant

On how the workforce has improved and grown:

“I really feel like we acquired numerous guys which can be able to doing loads on
the ground. Tonight, I really feel like we confirmed our hustle, our canine, our
combat being down 18, coming again and being up late within the sport, shedding
by one level. I feel they stated the sport was tied 5 instances, six lead
adjustments. That is large for us particularly being down earlier.”

Ja Morant

On Dillion Brooks:

Dillion is a man that performs actually arduous all the time. He was out for a bit,
however he was impressed to come back again and play higher and more durable. It’s been
actually enjoyable seeing him taking pictures it nicely, seeing him move it nicely, and
seeing him play nicely on protection.

Brandon Clarke

On positives from the sport:

Clearly, you need to win each sport. We have been in a very great spot
to win this sport. Simply a few fouls and a few pictures as
nicely. It feels actually good as a result of that workforce was actually good. That’s
a workforce that we now have had points with prior to now. For us to get higher,
for us to play them higher and be in an important spot to win the sport in
the top, it’s one thing that’s nice for us. I really feel like we are able to take
positives from this sport and construct off of that.

Brandon Clarke

On in-game changes:

Our workforce is de facto good. We have now so many guys that may play ultimately
and so many guys that may play the entire sport. It’s form of powerful on
the teaching workers. I feel that Coach Taylor (Jenkins) did an excellent job
placing the fitting guys out for this workforce and placing out the fitting
dudes who’re going to present us an opportunity to win. Our workforce is nice. We
have so many guys who could be on the court docket to present us an important probability to
win. It’s a problem that the coaches have, however as gamers all of us
simply love taking part in collectively as a workforce. There are such a lot of rotations that
could be put on the market on the court docket at any time. It’s simply form of cool
to play with totally different guys and see who finishes video games in opposition to sure
groups.

Brandon Clarke

On his views of the primary half of the season:

The primary half was an excellent half. It was crammed with ups and downs
actually. We have now targets of creating it to the playoffs so we now have to play
higher within the second half if we would like that aim to be true. If we are able to
keep on the basketball we now have been taking part in in the previous few video games and
if we are able to construct off that, we now have an important probability to complete the targets
that we need to have completed this yr.

Brandon Clarke

On what he plans to do over the All-star break:

Simply chilling and taking good care of my physique. The break isn’t actually that
lengthy. I’m simply going to be chilling within the solar actually. Simply hanging
out with some family and friends and staying protected. I shall be taking
care of my physique and I shall be proper again to it. The break is tremendous
brief. It’s not like you possibly can exit and do a lot. I’m not going to
deal with it as a break an excessive amount of, however I’m nonetheless going to verify my physique
is in examine. I’m going to have a pleasant couple of days off.

Brandon Clarke

On Covid-19:

It was loopy to simply see final yr. Hopefully we are able to all study from it
in order that one thing like that doesn’t actually occur once more. That was
powerful, however now it seems prefer it’s the norm now. Everyone seems to be
being extra clear now. I really feel prefer it’s truthfully more durable to get sick
now. I really feel like everybody has carried out such an important job with their masks
and conserving their fingers clear. Hopefully that doesn’t occur once more. It
was positively a bizarre yr, however I’m hoping that this yr is extra
optimistic and fewer pandemic stuff hopefully.

Brandon Clarke



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