Morant scores 17 off bench in return to Grizzlies’ lineup

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) shoots the ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets Wednesday, March 22, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The cheers from the Memphis crowd eased Ja Morant’s emotions on his return to the court.