Raptors 102, Magic 89
Wizards 135, Mavericks 103
Celtics 128, Pacers 123
Kings 122, Rockets 117
Grizzlies 122, Suns 114
Clippers 153, Bucks 119
Pistons 110, Thunder 101
Spurs 130, Trail Blazers 111
Timberwolves 136, Nuggets 130
Lakers Pelicans 114, 111
What went down
The battle of the top two teams in the league didn’t get off to a good start before the jump, with six of the Memphis Grizzlies’ key pieces sitting out, including their All-Star Ja Morant.
Then it quickly got awkward for the Phoenix Suns, which found themselves down big in the first quarter against a seemingly mad and hungry Grizzlies team. Devin Booker eventually found his groove to cut the Memphis lead to one.
Come fourth quarter, the Grizzlies turned it up one more notch, a notch that they’ve probably reserved just for games like this one. Memphis scored a huge 38 points in the fourth, increasing their lead once again to double digits. The Suns ran out of comeback fuel in this one.
Booker finished with 41 points, but it wasn’t enough to neutralize Dillon Brooks’ 30 points and six other Grizzlies with more than 10 points each.
The Suns could have had a franchise record with another W, but the Grizzlies—as they’ve done the whole season—stole the show once again.
We don’t have access to Kristaps Porzingis’ personal calendar to check if he marked this game versus his former team, but his stats pretty much did it. KP scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the Washington Wizards’ 32-point win over the Dallas Mavericks.
Killian Hayes posted Grant Hill numbers for the Detroit Pistons and it was awesome to see. Hayes dropped a career-high 26 points, adding seven rebounds, eights assists, five steals, and two blocks.
All talks surrounding the LA Clippers involve Paul George nowadays, some must have forgotten Robert Covington. He reminded them with a career-high 43 points and a career-high 11 3s against the defending champs.
What he said
Every Dillon Brooks quote is a gem. Here’s another one:
Did you see that?
Jayson Tatum didn’t warn us it was Bring-Your-Hammer-to-Work Day:
JAYSON TATUM THROWS DOWN THE POSTER 😱 pic.twitter.com/bAf1Qy2K2A— NBA TV (@NBATV) April 2, 2022