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Ja Morant says availability for Game 2 ‘in jeopardy’ due to right hand injury

The Grizzlies were down four in a back-and-forth Game 1 against the Lakers with 5:48 left when this happened:

Morant left the game after that awkward fall on his right hand and did not return. The Grizzlies lost by 16.

The biggest question hanging over Game 2 on Wednesday is Morant’s hand and if he can play.

“I’m in a good bit of pain,” Morant said, via the Associated Press. “My main focus was to be out there for my guys. Another incident where, you know, that’s pretty much in jeopardy.”

The X-rays were negative and it was far too early to discuss Morant’s status for Game 2, coach Taylor Jenkins said. However, reporters said after the game a slumping Morant couldn’t do anything with his right hand, not even un-ball the socks he was going to put on, and Morant himself said his pain was at a 10.

Morant scored 18 points in 30 minutes of play before his injury.