The Memphis Grizzlies wasted no time getting back on track after their 11-game winning streak was snapped over the weekend, defeating the Chicago Bulls on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Grizzlies got off to a slow start, but after a 15-3 run in the second quarter, they never looked back, managing the Bulls to a commanding 119-106 victory.

Desmond Bane was the catalyst for the Grizzlies to open things up, scoring 25 points on an efficient 10-for-17 shooting night. But, of course, it was star shooting guard Ja Morant who slammed the door to victory, capping off a 25-point performance with a must-see 360-degree layup in the closing minutes.

MORE: How close is Ja Morant now to Derrick Rose during his MVP season?

For the Bulls, DeMar DeRozan struggled to find a rhythm, but still finished with 24 points. A quiet night by Nikola Vucevic, who only added 10 points, made the difference.

If you missed any of the action, we’ve got you covered with live updates, highlights and more below.

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Grizzlies vs. live scores Bull’s

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
grizzlies twenty 38 3. 4 27 119
Bulls twenty 25 27 3. 4 106

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Finish: Grizzlies 119, Bulls 106

The Grizzlies closed this one out with ease as Ja Morant (25 points) and Desmond Bane (25 points) led the way. The Bulls got 24 points from DeMar DeRozan, but a quiet 10-point night from Nikola Vucevic put a team already short on players behind the 8-ball. With the win, Memphis moves to 31-15 on the season, well for the third-best record in the West. With the loss, Chicago falls to 27-15 on the year but still holds a half-game lead over first place in the East.

JA MORANT. The superstar guard is putting on a show with the Grizzlies in style, finishing a 360-degree layup in traffic to send the FedEx Forum crowd into a frenzy. Memphis leads by 20 points, up 117-97 with three minutes left.

A small fight broke out between Ja Morant and Bulls center Tony Bradley, but Steven Adams put an end to it immediately. He picked up Bradley, who is 6-foot-10 and weighs 250 pounds, and pulled him out of the junkyard like he was a giant kid.

As the Grizzlies try to hold onto a big lead, their bench has struggled to keep things afloat. They now have three reserves in double figures scoring with Brandon Clarke (15 points), Tyus Jones (11 points) and De’Anthony Melton (10 points) all making an impact. The Memphis bench is outscoring Chicago’s 47-27. The Grizzlies lead 108-88 with 5:48 left.

End of third quarter: Grizzlies 92, Bulls 72

The Grizzlies are beginning to run away with this one, leading by as much as 23 points just before the end of the third quarter. They’re turning defense into offense, holding the Bulls to 39.4 percent shooting from the field with 17 turnovers. This dime from Tyus Jones to Brandon Clarke from a billing sent FedEx Forum reeling.

Memphis just doesn’t take its foot off the gas. Ja Morant (16 points) is feeling comfortable, while Desmond Bane is yet to settle down with a game-high 25 points. that duo he has the Grizzlies in the lead, 83-67, with 2:12 remaining in the frame.

The Grizzlies aren’t letting the Bulls cover much ground, but DeMar DeRozan (12 points) and Coby White (14 points) are doing what they can to keep their team in the game. Memphis leads Chicago 66-54 with just under eight minutes left in the fourth.

Halftime: Grizzlies 58, Bulls 45

The Grizzlies lead by 13 points at the half after going up in flames in the second quarter. Memphis went 0-for-7 from 3-point range in the first quarter, but snapped that losing streak and went 7-for-11 from long range in the second. Desmond Bane is really heating up, scoring 15 points in the second frame alone to add 19 points at halftime. For the Bulls, DeMar DeRozan has been quiet but is starting to get going. He’s down to 10 points, but he’s still shooting 4-of-12 from the field for the game.

Jaren Jackson Jr. update: The Grizzlies forward is back on the bench and available to return after colliding knees with a Bulls player.

Make it a 15-3 run for the Grizzlies! Memphis continues to extend its lead, leading 36-23 with 7:19 left in the half. . Surprisingly, most of the race came with Ja Morant on the bench. Desmond Bane was the spark, scoring 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting to give the Grizzlies the lead.

Bad news for Memphis: Jaren Jackson Jr. went down after hitting his knees with a Bulls player and headed to the locker room. We will provide updates as they become available.

Here come the Grizzlies. The home team has put together a 7-0 run with Desmond Bane acting as the catalyst with five of the seven points. Memphis leads 30-23 with 9:20 left at the half.

End of first quarter: Grizzlies 20, Bulls 20

We’re all square after a quarter in Memphis. Coby White scored the first eight points of the game for the Bulls and that total leads all scorers. Ja Morant’s five points lead the Grizzlies, while backup forward Brandon Clarke has also chipped in with five points. Neither team is shooting the ball well from the perimeter as the Grizzlies went 0-for-7 and the Bulls went 2-for-7 7-for-3 in the first quarter.

It’s been a slow start for both superstars in this one, as Ja Morant (5 points) and DeMar DeRozan (0 points) have been quiet. However, Morant just had a powerful and unique ending that can start a fire. as the Grizzlies lead 13-12 with 2:28 left in the frame .

Coby White has the game going, scoring the first eight points for the Bulls. He buried a 3-pointer followed by two strong shots at the rim to tie things up at 8-8.

before the game

The Grizzlies will start with Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, Ziaire Williams, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Steven Adams.

The Bulls will start with Coby White, Ayo Dosunmu, DeMar DeRozan, Alfonzo McKinnie and Nikola Vucevic.

Without Zach LaVine (knee), Lonzo Ball (knee) or Alex Caruso (reconditioning back to competition), the Bulls will need another big game from rookie guard Ayo Dosunmu.

How to watch Grizzlies vs. Bulls

  • Date: Monday, January 17
  • Start time: 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time
  • Television channel: TNT
  • Live streaming: Sling TV | Check out the TNT app