Ja Morant's Status "Up In The Air" for Game 2 Versus Lakers

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Ja Morant’s Status “Up In The Air” for Game 2 Versus Lakers

Chicago Bulls, News

There’s good news and bad news for the Grizzlies heading into Game 2 of their series with the Lakers.

Star point guard Ja Morant suffered a right-hand injury in the Grizzlies’ 128-112 loss to Los Angeles in Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round matchup.

The good news for Ja and the Grizzlies is that the x-rays came back negative, which means he suffered no breaks or fractures in his right hand. The bad news is that Morant’s status is still up in the air for Wednesday’s Game 2. While Morant isn’t dealing with a broken hand, he is reportedly dealing with a “severe pain tolerance issue” after the injury.

While the hope is Morant can play on Wednesday night against LeBron James and the Lakers, one has to wonder how effective he will be if he does try to play through the pain.

Morant has been GREAT in Game 2’s of playoff series so far in his career. In three career Game 2’s, the fourth-year PG is averaging 39.0 PPG, 8.3 APG, 7.0 RPG, and 1.3 SPG. In the Game 1 loss, Ja scored 18 points in 30 minutes while chipping in six rebounds, two assists, and two steals as well.

Author: Matt Rooney

Matt is from the Chicagoland area and has been working in Chicago sports since 2015 with stops at WGN Radio, the Chicago Blackhawks, Stadium, and NBC Sports Chicago prior to landing at Betsperts. Matt covers just about everything for Betsperts and Bleacher Nation but focuses on the NHL and college football.