When the Grizzlies really needed to raise the energy level in the FedExForum, "12" -- aka Ja Morant -- brought the thunder. (Photo: Karanja A. Ajanaku/The New Tri-State Defender)

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The dunk – viewpoint Ja Morant: “I really wasn’t excited about the dunk. It was over a guard, that’s pretty easy. It definitely ignited the crowd. Gave us some energy.” (Photo: Karanja A. Ajanaku/The New Tri-State Defender)

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The dunk – viewpoint head coach Taylor Jenkins: “Obviously it got the group going. I think it got him going, got the crowd going for sure. The energy, as I said from our group, I think the energy in the building from our fans was unreal in the fourth quarter. We just kept feeding off our fans. Hopefully they were feeding off of us. That dunk definitely was a momentum booster.” (Photo: Karanja A. Ajanaku/The New Tri-State Defender)

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The dunk – viewpoint Grizz forward Jaren Jackson Jr.:
“Probably not (the best he’s seen from Morant). That’s what’s pretty funny about it. My view of it was crazy. Just like, baseline. But it’s up there. Maybe top three. … Pretty usual. It’s hard to get as excited because I’ve been seeing him do all these things every game. So, I add that to the list of the cool stuff. But, it was dope. It was crazy.” (Photo: Karanja A. Ajanaku/The New Tri-State Defender)

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The dunk – viewpoint Brandon Clarke:
“That was crazy. We didn’t really talk about it much until after the game, but I was right there. I always get the best views of his dunks. It was crazy. I was right there. I was like, ‘Yo, he just brought the ball all the way back and flushed it hard.’ I think that’s a play that can really get us going, can really get as high. That’s something that Ja has done the past three years and just a really awesome play.” (Photo: Karanja A. Ajanaku/The New Tri-State Defender)

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The dunk – viewpoint Desmond Bane:
“Just poor guy (Minnesota’s Malik Beasley). I mean, having to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. And yeah, Ja does what he does, but poor guy. I like Beasley too, but poor guy.” (Photo: Karanja A. Ajanaku/The New Tri-State Defender)