Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant returned to the starting lineup in style on Tuesday night, leading his team to a sixth straight win.
Morant, who had been sidelined with a mild ankle sprain, scored 25 points and dished out nine assists to help the Grizzlies defeat the Orlando Magic 112-107. His performance was a major factor in the team's victory and a testament to his importance to the squad.
The 21-year-old guard has been a key cog in Memphis' success this season, averaging 19.1 points, 7.1 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game. His return to the lineup provided a much-needed spark and helped the Grizzlies continue their impressive run of form.
Memphis outscored the Magic by 16 points during the fourth quarter, with Morant playing a major role in the victory. He was 7-of-13 from the field and 10-of-10 from the free throw line, while also collecting three rebounds and two steals.
The win marked the Grizzlies' sixth in a row and their 11th in the past 13 games. This streak has seen the team move up to fourth place in the Western Conference standings and they are now firmly in the playoff race.
Morant's return to the starting lineup is a major boost to the team's chances of making the postseason and the guard appears to be in top form. He is looking to lead Memphis on a deep playoff run and his performance against the Magic is a strong indication that he is up for the challenge.