Damion Lee has been upgraded to “doubtful” tonight vs Grizzlies. First time he hasn’t been listed as out since a difficult bout with COVID. Remains unlikely to play tonight, but positive sign for his availability in possible Warriors-Jazz first round series.
It's rare for a second-year player to lead a team to the NBA Playoffs -- but @JaMorant just did it. Fun stuff. And now Memphis gets a 7-game series vs. a team featuring the all-time leading scorer (@MCONLEY10) in Grizzlies history. Fun stuff.
Hidden bonus of the play-in format: the young Grizzlies gained valuable big-game experience. Last regular-season game vs. Warriors, gave vs. Spurs and tonight were 3 great chances for them to play with high stakes. Accelerates the learning process.