Will Morant make an appearance in Game 3?
The Memphis Grizzlies will play against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3 of the first round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs at the Los Angeles Crypto.com Arena on the 22nd (Korean time).
2nd seed Memphis, who lost the first game, succeeded in reversing the atmosphere by winning the second game by 10 points. The series was balanced with 1 win and 1 loss.
But it is true that it is still not an easy situation. Memphis, which already had a leak in its inside power, with Stephen Adams and Brandon Clarke missing. In Game 1, ace Ja Morant suffered an injury to his right hand while landing after a jump. 안전놀이터
Suffering from severe pain, Morant missed Game 2. Fortunately, the team members worked hard and won the victory, but it is expected to be a tough series without Morant. Compared to home (35 wins, 6 losses) in the regular season, Memphis was especially weak in away (16 wins, 25 losses).
The good news is that Morant’s injury isn’t very serious. Coach Tyler Jenkins delivered the positive news, saying that Morant is much better than two days ago.
Coach Jenkins said, “Ja Morant’s condition is much better than two days ago. He conducted non-contact training and was able to dribble and shoot during individual training.”
Currently, Morant’s status has been upgraded to questionable, which means about a 50% chance of participating. He may make an appearance in Game 3, and even if he doesn’t, his return is closer than before. Whether or not he will participate in Game 3 will be decided after the shoot-around.
“Fortunately, things are improving, but I want to make sure Morant is confident (in his physical condition),” said Jenkins.
Meanwhile, Memphis’s opponent, the Lakers, currently has no injuries to worry about and is expected to start Game 3 with a normal lineup. Which of the two teams will win Game 3 and take the series lead?