Yes, Morant has already caught the attention of the league, but after back-to-back career games, it might be time to put him in the MVP race.
Morant scored a career-high 52 points in the Grizzlies’ 118-105 win over the San Antonio Spurs. That also set a franchise record for points scored in a single game, marking his second straight game in which he set a career high.
The 52 point showcase wasn’t even the best part of the game. With 0.4 seconds remaining in the second quarter, Steven Adams delivered a perfectly placed pass the length of the court to Morant, who caught it and shot in one motion while walking back down the baseline.
Morant, along with everyone else in the arena, was speechless.
Morant finished the game with seven rebounds and two assists for his 52 points and shot 22 of 30 from the field. He was a perfect 4-of-4 behind the three-point line. In just a short year, the Memphis Grizzlies have gone from NBA tournament favorites to the current third-place finish in the Western Conference.
When the season comes to an end, no one is going to want the smoke with Morant and the Grizzlies.