Memphis Grizzlies' Ja Morant speaks on trash talking

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Memphis Grizzlies' Ja Morant speaks on trash talking

Memphis Grizzlies star guard Ja Morant made it clear he and his teammates aren't backing down to anyone after a matchup versus the New York Knicks. The Grizzlies and Knicks went back-and-forth with trash talk but the Grizzlies had the last word as they beat the Knicks 120-108 at Madison Square Garden.

"There ain't no running in the M, man," Morant said, per ESPN. "We climb up the chimney. We ain't ducking no smoke. We're gonna let everybody know we're here. "We're gonna play hard. We're trying to get a win, and if you don't like it? Oh well."

Morant helped the Grizzlies win

Morant scored 23 points and had nine assists but still felt he didn't play that well against the Knicks. "Tonight, I felt like I played terrible," said Morant. "If you ask me, this was one of the worst games I've played in my career, but my teammates were out there and still distributing the ball and making shots and they were like, all right."

Jaren Jackson played a key role in the Grizzlies' win as he scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Jackson noted that he and his teammates are always ready to respond to those who try to trash talk them. "You know us," said Jackson.

"You know how we play. We play with energy, we play with intensity. We love that. That brings joy to us, that back-and-forth. That's just what we like. So if you want to play that game, we'll play that game. It's cool.

It's all in between the lines. We're competing for something huge. "It's never personal. I don't care who I'm talking to. It's just a person right here, and I'm just going to say what I feel and I'm gonna do what I feel, too, and that's what they're gonna do, too. And we appreciate that. If you bring it and we're on that, that's cool."