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    Morant’s slam in Indy highlights Grizzlies’ ninth straight win

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Ja Morant had 23 points, 10 assists and another ferocious dunk, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Indiana Pacers 130-112 yesterday to extend the NBA’s longest current winning streak to nine games.

    Desmond Bane scored 25 points to lead the Grizzlies, who tied Denver for the Western Conference’s best record at 29-13.

    Asked if the dunk was his best, Morant said, “Yeah, easy” because of the difficulty, then added, “It’s what everybody has been waiting for. I finally made it.”

    “We’re not playing perfect basketball,” Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said of the streak.

    “I’m just glad our guys are finding different ways to win, whether we’re playing with a lead or playing from behind. Each game has presented a different challenge for us and our guys have stayed the course.”

    “That very well may be the best team on the planet right now,” Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said. “They’re very hard to play.”

    The Pacers, missing two starters, have lost three in a row.

    Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies dunks the ball over Indiana Pacers Jalen Smith. PHOTO: AFP
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