Latest Jaren Jackson News

Morant, Grizzlies stave off elimination, beat Lakers 116-99

Apr. 26, 2023 23:53 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Grizzlies' stars finally played well together in the same game, and Desmond Bane already is planning to be back for another tipoff Sunday in Memphis. Even with Game 6 looming Friday night in Los Angeles, where the Grizzlies have yet to win this season or...

No Ja Morant, no problem as Grizzlies tie up Lakers at 1-1

Apr. 19, 2023 23:47 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies learned about an hour before tipoff they wouldn't have their two-time All-Star point guard, with Ja Morant's bruised right hand aching too much to take the court. They gave their teammate more time to heal. Xavier Tillman...

Jackson wins defensive player of year over Lopez, Mobley

Apr. 17, 2023 20:16 PM EDT

Nobody blocked more shots per game, nor had better defensive numbers at the rim this season, than Memphis’ Jaren Jackson Jr. And voters noticed. The Memphis big man was announced Monday night as the NBA’s defensive player of the year, becoming the second player to...

Hachimura's big 2nd half leads LA past Memphis in Game 1

Apr. 16, 2023 19:54 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rui Hachimura, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers made an early statement in the wide-open Western Conference playoffs. Hachimura scored a playoff career-best 29 points, including 21 in the second half, and James added 21 points and 11 rebounds as the...

Embiid wins NBA's scoring race, Harden takes assist title

Apr. 09, 2023 22:18 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The individual stat races in the NBA saw two repeat winners this season. Philadelphia's Joel Embiid is now a back-to-back scoring champion, and Memphis' Jaren Jackson Jr. won the blocks race for the second consecutive year. A look at the top stat races: ...

Grizzlies beat Bucks 137-114, secure No. 2 seed in West

Apr. 08, 2023 00:02 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jaren Jackson had 36 points, Luke Kennard added 19 and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks 137-114 on Friday night to wrap up the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference for the second consecutive season. Memphis entered the game with a...

Pelicans top Grizzlies 138-131 in OT, earn play-in spot

Apr. 06, 2023 02:52 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While Herbert Jones makes his living as the Pelicans’ top defender, he can also punish opponents who underestimate his shot. Jones highlighted a career-high, 35-point performance with five 3-pointers, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 19-point deficit to...

LaVine, DeRozan lead surge as Bulls rally to beat Grizzlies

Apr. 02, 2023 20:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies looked as though they were well on their way to yet another win. The Chicago Bulls had other ideas. Zach LaVine scored 36 points, DeMar DeRozan added 31 and the Bulls used a huge second half to beat the Grizzlies 128-107 and overcome Ja Morant's...

Bane's 31 points, late free throws lead Grizzlies over Magic

Mar. 29, 2023 00:00 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Desmond Bane scored 31 points and made 8 of 10 free throws down the stretch as the Memphis Grizzlies held off the Orlando Magic 113-108 on Tuesday night. Bane's free throws thwarted a last-minute rush by the Magic, led by Franz Wagner, who ended up with 25...

Morant's 27 points help streaking Grizzlies hold off Hawks

Mar. 26, 2023 21:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Hidden in the Memphis Grizzlies’ six-game winning streak is a potentially more important number for the team’s postseason hopes — two straight road wins. Ja Morant scored 27 points in his return to the Memphis starting lineup and the Grizzlies held off the...