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Watch Morant score 38, Grizzlies knock off Jokic, Nuggets 122-118

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DENVER – Ja Morant scored 38 points and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame Nikola Jokic’s fourth straight triple-double to beat the Denver Nuggets 122-118 on Friday night. Jaren Jackson Jr. added 20 points, including a 3-pointer on a feed from Morant with 41 seconds left after the Nuggets got within 115-111.

“That was the play of the game,” Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said.

Two days after his 49-point triple-double in an overtime victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, Jokic had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists.

Will Barton had 27 points and eight assists, but the Nuggets’ bench let them down as the Grizzlies took control early in the fourth quarter.

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