The Memphis Grizzlies also lose with Ja Morant on the court

Santi Aldama scored 12 points in the loss (117-106) against the Los Angeles Clippers


The Memphis Grizzlies lost this Friday – early Saturday morning in Spain – 117-106 on their visit to the Los Angeles Clippers, in a game corresponding to the NBA Regular League and in which the Tennessee franchise suffered its first loss result of this season despite having guard Ja Morant on the court.

Morant's return after his hard time had emboldened the Grizzlies in recent days, according to four straight victories with the participation of their star player. Although the Memphis team later received a beating from the Denver Nuggets, Morant was absent from that match and therefore played revalidation at the Arena in Los Angeles.

But not even having the best player on their roster could the Grizzlies stand up to the Clippers led by Paul George, author of 23 points and seven rebounds, and James Harden, author of 16 points and 13 assists. Kawhi Leonard did not play, due to his recent hip injury. Meanwhile, Morant finished the game with 19 points and 10 assists.

For his part, the Spanish Santi Aldama started in the starting quintet and finally scored 12 points. In addition, the Gran Canarian power forward grabbed five rebounds, gave an assist and achieved a steal. After this defeat, the Memphis team has a balance of 10-21 and occupies thirteenth position in the Western Conference.