The MVP of the night | Desmond Bane, the metronome
With six 10-plus players in the sixth inning, the Grizzlies have confirmed that they are a real team, and that even when Ja Morant is just average, they can get away with it. There is no real MVP in this team, and Tyus Jones, Dillon Brooks, Jaren Jackson Jr or Brandon Clarke also deserved to be highlighted.
We finally chose Desmond Bane both for his performance in Game 6 with his 23 points, 7 rebounds on 9 of 15 shooting, but also for all of his work on the series.
Proof of his impact on the game and the effectiveness of his training, the Grizzlies shooter ends the series with a +/- of 70, and that’s twice as much as his pursuer, Brandon Clarke (+35). He is also Memphis’ leader in points, minutes, field goals, and 3-pointers. He’s a shooter and he did his job.
» He’s the MVP of the series. summarizes Ja Morant about his teammate’s 23.5 point average on 49% shooting. » Match after match, he made important shots in the « money time », and it was also he who kept us in the match, or who made us pass like this evening. »
“Our strength in numbers is our strong point. Every night, it’s a different player who stands out. »
For Desmond Bane, there is no MVP in Memphis. All year, the team has shown that they form a super collective first, and they have never been more effective than when Ja Morant was absent and they had to compensate.
“It’s everyone’s victory. What I mean is that this year, we had to deal with injuries, the Covid, and it’s always the next player who raised his level of play. he recalls. “Our strength in numbers is our strong point. Every night, a different player stands out. »
Another quality of this team, this ability to never give up. Once again the Wolves led by more than 10 points, and once again the Grizzlies fought back to move ahead down the stretch. And it’s Desmond Bane, in the corner, who will plant the 3-pointer that changes the game. His calm is impressive. He takes the time to make a feint to catch the defender, before putting in.
« Personally, I don’t want to find myself led… I promise you » he replies about this tendency to start playing when the team is trailing by ten points. “We would like to start the matches a little better, but our resilience has really shown in this series. With the exception of Game 2, we have always won after being behind. We’re a group that sticks together, and that’s why I like this team. »