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Ja Morant has 27 points, 14 assists as Grizzlies defeat Lakers

Dillon Brooks added 24 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 22 points and 20 rebounds as the Grizzlies stopped the run of pursuers for the final playoff spot in the West
Credit: AP
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) reacts after an assist to center Jonas Valanciunas (17) in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

MEMPHIS, Tennessee —

Rookie Ja Morant had 27 points and matched his season high with 14 assists as the Memphis Grizzlies snapped a five-game losing streak with a 105-88 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Dillon Brooks added 24 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 22 points and 20 rebounds as the Grizzlies stopped the run of pursuers for the final playoff spot in the West.

Memphis entered the night two games up over the New Orleans Pelicans. LeBron James led the Lakers with 19 points, while Anthony Davis finished with 15 points and nine rebounds.

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