Lakers vs Grizzlies: Carmelo Anthony creates history as Lakers win 1st game of the NBA season, defeat Memphis Grizzlies 121-118

Lakers vs Grizzlies: Carmelo Anthony creates history as Lakers win 1st game of the NBA season, defeat Memphis Grizzlies 121-118
Lakers vs Grizzlies: Carmelo Anthony creates history as Lakers win 1st game of the NBA season, defeat Memphis Grizzlies 121-118

Lakers vs Grizzlies: Carmelo Anthony creates history as Lakers win 1st game of the NBA season, defeat Memphis Grizzlies 121-118- After the Los Angeles Lakers were handed their 2nd loss of the season by the team who knocked them out in the 1st round of 2020/21 NBA Playoffs, they have come back to defeat Ja Morant’s Memphis Grizzlies. Carmelo Anthony surpassed Moses Malone for 9th place on the all-time leading scoring list.

Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points, Anthony Davis had 22 points and four blocks, and LeBron James scored 19 as the Los Angeles Lakers overcame Ja Morant’s 40-point game and beat the Memphis Grizzlies 121-118 Sunday night for their first win of the season.

There was plenty of drama in the final minute as Morant was fouled on a 3-point attempt by Kent Bazemore with 2.5 seconds left and Memphis trailing by three. Morant had a chance to tie the game but missed the third and final free throw and the Lakers escaped with the win.

Anthony moved into ninth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list with 27,423 career points.

The Lakers snapped a season-opening two-game losing streak. The Grizzlies lost for the first time after consecutive wins to open the season.

Morant added 10 assists and made a career-best five 3-pointers By halftime, Morant had 17 points, including four 3-pointers.

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Lakers vs Grizzlies: Carmelo Anthony creates history as Lakers win 1st game of the NBA season, defeat Memphis Grizzlies 121-118