NBA team trusts that its star’s return will help fill seats

MEMPHIS.- The two-time All-Star of the NBA, Ja Morant, will have the opportunity Thursday night to try to top a “perfect ending.”

The dazzling owner of the Memphis Grizzlies will play his first home game since ending his 25-game suspension at the start of the season. NBA for his appearance in social media videos with firearms.

Memphis not only needs Morant on the floor, the Grizzlies They hope that his appearance will once again attract fans to the arena that without him seemed more like a crypt than a football stadium. NBA.

Because Morant was prohibited from watching games from the sidelines with his teammates, it was easier to find empty seats than fans in Memphis. The last team to win a home game enters the game against Indiana as one of the two franchises in the NBA who only has one victory at home.

As if it had never left:

Morant caused quite a stir upon his return to the NBA on Tuesday night, scoring 34 points and the winning basket against New Orleans. The point guard called the game “the perfect ending” to a “perfect day.”

The president of the Grizzlies reminded fans on social media after the comeback from 24 points down that tickets were available for Thursday night’s game. By this Thursday morning there were only a few left to see a team that has an overall record of 7-19 and 1-11 in Memphis.

Fans in New Orleans booed Morant at the start. That may not be the reception he will receive in Memphis in his first home game since April 26 in Game 5, when the star and the Grizzlies They avoided elimination by one game in the first round against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Morant gave a demonstration of how good the Grizzlies with the.

Uphill for Morant and company:

However, the franchise that achieved second place in the Western Conference the last two seasons and that won the opening play-in games to take eighth place in the standings in 2021, faces an arduous task if it wants to qualify for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year.

The Grizzlies, that they hope to recover soon upon the incorporation of the low season, Marcus Smartenter Thursday in 12th place out of 14 teams in the West and 6 1/2 games behind Phoenix for 10th place to even earn a shot at the play-in.