The 21-year-old put on an electric 35-point performance to secure the 8-seed. His clutch-time scoring proved to be very valuable for his team down the stretch. Memphis will play the Utah Jazz in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Sunday.
Morant received plenty of recognition for his heroics on social media:
— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 22, 2021
SHEESH! And that man answered! pic.twitter.com/aU8maabPfD
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) May 22, 2021
— Jusuf Nurkić (@bosnianbeast27) May 22, 2021
Ja like that❗️
— kuz (@kylekuzma) May 22, 2021
Ja morant really like that 🙏🏿
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) May 22, 2021
Ja Morant has played like a top 5 PG tonight.
Franchise level performance
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) May 22, 2021
🤝 @JaMorant PROUD OF YOU TWIN.!! NOW TAKE IT ANOTHER LEVEL.!
— JAE CROWDER (@CJC9BOSS) May 22, 2021
Omgg 😭😭😭 makes me so happy https://t.co/CGAv4DhPmw
— JJJ (@jarenjacksonjr) May 22, 2021