Credit: Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

Ja Morant scored a game-high 32 points and assisted teammate Jaren Jackson Jr. on a game-winning basket with 5.7 seconds remaining as the Memphis Grizzlies (9-8) pulled off a surprising 119-118 (27-30, 27-30, 38-36, 27-22) victory over the Utah Jazz (11-6) on Monday night in Salt Lake City.

Player of the Game
Desmond  Bane
EFF
24
Desmond Bane
Points 28
Accuracy 12-20
Rebounds 4
Assists 4

Jackson Jr. finished with 26 points, including four in the final 37.5 seconds, grabbed eight rebounds, and won a critical jump ball in the waning moments as Memphis bounced back from an embarrassing 43-point loss in Minnesota on Saturday night.

Donovan Mitchell scored 18 points but only hit 5 of 20 shots. The most glaring miss was a game-winning attempt in the final seconds. Rudy Gobert contributed 23 points, 13 rebounds, and five blocked shots, but couldn't get the tip advantage in a key late moment.

Former Grizzlies player Mike Conley Jr. scored 19 points with eight assists.

Desmond Bane added 28 points for the Grizzlies, who snapped the Jazz's three-game winning streak in a rematch of last postseason's first-round playoff matchup. Utah won that series 4-1.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored a team-high 24 points, including two 3-pointers in the final minutes, which seemed to put the Jazz on track for a win. Bogdanovic's final 3, of the seven he made on the night, capped an 8-0 run that gave the Jazz a 118-112 lead with 1:28 remaining.

However, Utah didn't score again, and Morant and Jackson chipped away at the Jazz's lead with four free throws before the late-game heroics.

Morant's miss on his second attempt -- which came after he stole the ball from Mitchell -- left the Grizzlies down two with 14.8 seconds remaining. The referees then made a game-altering call on what appeared to be a defensive rebound. After the ball was touched near the rim and the Jazz gained possession following the miss, a referee blew the whistle. A review determined that there was no goaltending and had the teams do a jump ball for possession.

3-pointers this season

34%
11,9
Points made: 11,9
Accuracy: 34,1%
Place in standings: 16
Record max: 17
Record min: 6
Most made 3FGs: Jaren Jackson

After Jackson Jr. won the tip over Gobert, Morant found Jackson Jr. open on the elbow and the Memphis big swished a 3-pointer for a one-point lead.

The Jazz led 103-96 with 8:32 remaining and had a chance to gain some insurance, but Mitchell turned the ball over. The Grizzlies later took the lead at 112-110 after a 9-1 run.

Conley tied the game and then Bogdanovic hit back-to-back 3s to set up the dramatic ending.

The teams had identical offensive outputs in the first and second quarters, with the Jazz scoring 30 in each quarter and the Grizzlies putting up 27 points. Utah took a 60-54 lead into the halftime break after a buzzer-beating corner 3 by Royce O'Neale.

Jazz: Bojan Bogdanovic 24 (7/11 3PT), Rudy Gobert 23 (9/10 2PT, 5/6 FT, 13 REB, 5 BLK), Mike Conley 19 (4/7 2PT, 3/5 3PT, 8 REB, 4 TO), Donovan Mitchell 18 (2/10 2PT, 3/10 3PT, 5/6 FT, 6 REB, 8 AST, 4 TO), Hassan Whiteside 12 (4/7 2PT, 6 REB, 2 BLK).

Grizzlies: Ja Morant 32 (6/20 2PT, 3/10 3PT, 11/14 FT, 7 AST), Desmond Bane 28 (8/12 2PT, 4/8 3PT, 4 AST), Jaren Jackson 26 (5/8 2PT, 4/11 3PT, 8 REB, 2 BLK), Brandon Clarke 10 (9 REB).

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Utah Jazz
Memphis Grizzlies
47%
41/87
Field goals
44%
42/95
51
Rebounds
59
26
Assists
24
5
Steals
10
55%
24/44
2-pointers
48%
29/60
124
Efficiency
131

Best players

Bojan  Bogdanovic
24 PTS
8/14 FG
1/1 FT
Ja  Morant
32 PTS
9/30 FG
11/14 FT
Rudy  Gobert
13 REB
11 DREB
2 OREB
Brandon  Clarke
9 REB
5 DREB
4 OREB
Utah Jazz
Few players
8 As
Ja  Morant
7 As
1 TO
37 MIN
Rudy  Gobert
36 EFF
90% 2P%
- 3P%
Jaren  Jackson
24 EFF
63% 2P%
36% 3P%