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.
Elite company. Carmelo Anthony passes Moses Malone for 9th place on the all-time leading scoring list. pic.twitter.com/v4ga22bNA9
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 25, 2021
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.
Lakers vs Grizzlies: Carmelo Anthony creates history as Lakers win 1st game of the NBA season, defeat Memphis Grizzlies 121-118