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Ja Morant blocks Kyrie Irving to force OT, dishes game-winning assist (VIDEO)

Brooklyn Nets v Memphis Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, TN - OCTOBER 27: Jae Crowder #99, and Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies celebrate together after the game against the Brooklyn Nets on October 27, 2019 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Most people feel like Zion Williamson will be taking home the 2020 Rookie of the Year award in the NBA, but Memphis Grizzlies youngster Ja Morant might have something to say about that.

As the Grizzlies took on the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night, Morant came up big in an overtime thriller in more ways than one. At the end of regulation, Morant shut down noted clutch shooter Kyrie Irving with an incredible block on the Nets star’s final field goal attempt.

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Then, as the two teams exchanged blows throughout the extra period, it was Morant who came up with the game-winning assist to Jae Crowder, who sank a 3-pointer as time expired to give the Grizzlies a win, 134-133.

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It was a pretty incredible outing for Morant, who finished with 30 points, nine assists, and four rebounds.

Morant has been explosive since Summer League, and with Williamson having to sit out a couple months with his meniscus surgery, he might get ahead in the minds of Rookie of the Year voters.