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Ja Morant returns from injury and leads team with 17 in win over 76ers

by Dave Kluge | Grizzlies Correspondent | Sun, Jan 17th 11:36am EST

Ja Morant played 31 minutes and logged 17 points (7-14 FG, 0-3 3PT, 3-4 FT), six assists, and a steal in Saturday's 104-106 win over the 76ers.

Fantasy Impact:

Morant missed eight games with an ankle sprain but returned to the lineup on Saturday and did what he's done since his rookie year; lead the Grizzlies in scoring. The Grizzlies are now sitting at .500 on the year and Morant will hope to take them to the playoffs. He's averaging 24.0 points, 6.3 assists, and 1.8 rebounds per game over just five games this season, with one having an early exit due to the injury. Expect the reigning Rookie of the Year to improve on these numbers as the season progresses.

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