Grizzlies' Ja Morant's Dad Tee on 47-Point Game 2: 'If He Had 60, They Would've Won'

Adam WellsMay 28, 2021

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) brings the ball up court during the first half of Game 2 of their NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

Ja Morant's dad wasn't celebrating the Memphis Grizzlies star's career-high 47 points in Game 2 of the Western Conference playoff series against the Utah Jazz. 

Tee Morant appeared on 92.9 ESPN Radio and said he didn't tell his son anything after the Grizzlies' 141-129 loss:

John Martin @JohnMartin929

Tee Morant on what he had to say to his son after his record-breaking 47-point performance in Game 2: "Nothing. If he had 60, they would've won the game."

Ja took his father's quote in stride:

Ja Morant @JaMorant

he really didn't tell me nothing. no good game or nothing lol . i knew his message was " so, wasn't enough " so i tweeted it 😂 https://t.co/8yeXAppzBU

Even though Tee Morant didn't want to spotlight what his son did in Game 2, Ja Morant has been playing fantastic basketball since the start of the play-in games. 

The 21-year-old is averaging 32 points on 50 percent shooting over the past four games. The Grizzlies defeated the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors in the play-in to earn the No. 8 seed in the west. 

Morant did everything in his power to help the Grizzlies keep pace with Utah in Game 2, but it ultimately wasn't enough. He will look to keep his positive momentum going on Saturday at FedEx Forum when the Grizzlies host Game 3 looking to take a 2-1 series lead.