NBA playoff tracker: Jazz survive late Memphis run to take 2-1 series lead

The Memphis Grizzlies nearly rallied all the way back to pull off yet another upset over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.

In the end, though, the run came up just short.

The Grizzlies fell to top-seeded Utah 121-111 in Game 3 of their opening-round playoff series at FedEx Forum, which gave the Jazz a 2-1 series lead.

Utah took off early, taking an 11-point lead at halftime while never falling behind through the first three quarters. That, though, is when the Grizzlies made their move. Memphis opened the fourth quarter on a quick 13-2 run — capped by a Grayson Allen 3-pointer — to tie the game up for the first time since the start of the game.

Ja Morant then hit a pair of free throws and a floater minutes later to give them their first lead of the game.

Yet that’s when the run died. Memphis scored just two points in the final 4:27 of the contest while Utah surged ahead to claim the 10-point win and slight series lead.

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